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Old 03-01-2019, 11:01 AM
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Default Advice....what heli is this?

Hello...thought I would get some advice from the experts. I picked up this heli dirt cheap and I am wondering if it's worth fixing up. First I need to know what heli it is.....I think it's an X-Cell 60 because it says x-cell on the paddles and it has a OS Max SZ 70 engine and the research I've done kind of leads me to believe it is...thoughts? Also, I've seen a few parts for it online but not sure if all the parts I need are available. Is it worth fixing up or would I be better off taking it apart and using what I can salvage on something else?








hanks for any advice.
Old 03-01-2019, 12:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure it is indeed an X-Cell. '
If it were mine and so close to being completed, I would finish it up and fly it.
If it's your first helicopter, I would set it aside until I built some experience, though. Do you have any local help?
Old 03-01-2019, 07:08 PM
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Thanks Grotto....I've built and rebuilt a Raptor 50 that I fly so I think I can figure out how to put this back together with no manual or anything. My main concern is parts availability.
I think I saw some pictures from a manual for an X-Cell 60 online that I can copy. I have a couple "project" heli's that I need to work on now....this one just gets added to the list. But for 10 bucks I couldn't refuse not getting it.
Old 03-01-2019, 07:51 PM
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Thumbs up x-cell

I have a few miniature aircrafts and that looks like an early x-cell 60 size helicopter. Nice bird to fly and has a lot of moving parts to work with, just take your time when and if you decide to set it up because the parts are rare , but they are built really solid. The only problem I keep having with mine is the clutch ,it keeps snapping them in half.I know now that the engine was set up to run very high rpms but it will lift and fly with a much lower rpm. Anyway good luck and glad to know that you also have old school Raptors, yes indeed.
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This x-cell looks very sturdy...even the frame is very solid. I think I might get online and try to stock up on some parts.
It does seem to have a lot of moving parts compared to the Raptor. Fun, Fun....but I love to tinker in the shop so this will be a challenge that I'll enjoy.
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How are you doing with the X- CELL ?
Old 04-09-2019, 06:08 PM
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To be honest, it's sitting in my shop on a shelf. I've been spending more time on an airplane build. At some point I'll start working on it. I should probably at least look for the parts I am going to need before they're no longer available.
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I understand what you mean about the parts. I have a few sitting also, and if you decide to sell it or whatever let me know.Good luck on your plane build.
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that IS an xcell, but you need to figure out what model it is. Looks like a mid to late 90's kit due to the shaft start. You need to google some images of old ones to figure out which model. They had a model number system. 1001,1002, 1003..etc looks like it was one of the base line 60 kits.
Old 10-29-2019, 06:26 AM
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Thanks YSRRider...I bought it because it was practically free and it presently is just sitting on a shelf because I'm spending time building airplanes and not working on the heli projects I have. Just not enough time! But I'll do some research as you suggest and verify what it is and at least get the parts I need to complete it(if they're still available).

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