I have been given a really good example of a Hirobo BBC Stork. It was bought by my father-in-law in 1985 in Japan and built by my brother-in-law. He says he has flown it for about 5 hours without crashes, he used training gear though. The original landing gear is a 3-wheeled type, but this has been replaced with the more conventional landing gear. The reason for this is that the 3 wheeled type was to unstable and tip-overs happened too quickly. I also have all manuals, Radio Control Helicopter magazine from 1986 with a build review. It came with a Multiplex Commander transmitter, 7(9) channel receiver, Futuba rate gyro (proper spinning type).
It's not been flown for many many years, so it's well covered in grime and dirt.
I have started to dissassemble all major components and began cleaning and polishing. Sofar it's been a good few hours. All radio gear has been tested and it all works !!
I am going to sea for the next 3 weeks and lots of parts and engine (EX46VF-H) will come with me, so I can give it all a good service/reconditioning.
Here are a few photo's.
All your tips and advice is very very welcome !!
Joe of vrhc will be licking is fingers at this !!
That's a 500 size heli in there just to compare seizes.