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Jamie C 11-10-2020 03:34 AM

Hirobo Gazelle
 
I recently bought a Hirobo Gazelle fitted with an onboard electric starting system. I have had Gazelles before but this is the first time I have come across one with the onboard start system. I have found very little about it on the internet and have only seen it mentioned on a couple of magazine adverts from the 80's.
I was hoping someone maybe able to tell me a bit about it, better still have a manual for it? It may not work at all, but I am reluctant to plug in any power until I know how it works and how its is triggered. Any help would be greatly received.

With previous experience of Hirobo Gazelles, the Fenestron blades were a weak point, as they were prone to cracking around the pivot mount. I have a set of new blades from the later Fenestron on the Dauphin which are longer, I plan to cut these down, balance and then test. I am wanting to keep my Gazelle going as long as possible, and at present this seems the best route to take. I have a Gazelle fuselage from the series 2 model which I will replicate and incorporate the later Fenestron fitted to the Dauphin. I am reluctant to retro fit this to the model I have as I would like to keep it as original as possible. https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...462a1adbdd.jpg
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speedracerntrixie 11-18-2020 08:04 AM

Always loved these, Hirobo had the best scale helicopters back then. I have never seen one with the machined rotor hub though. All the scale birds had the cast rotor hub with coning angle.

BarracudaHockey 11-18-2020 08:21 AM

I love it!

My cobra was converted to electric and FBL but it had that getup in it originally though I never flew it that way

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...9c7d8a3ab7.jpg

Jamie C 11-21-2020 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie (Post 12645333)
Always loved these, Hirobo had the best scale helicopters back then. I have never seen one with the machined rotor hub though. All the scale birds had the cast rotor hub with coning angle.

I think that may be an 808 head. I have an original kit which is unbuilt and that has the angled head in it.

speedracerntrixie 11-23-2020 05:37 PM

Or on this side of the pond it would have been the GMP Competitor/ King Cobra head.


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