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Old 02-16-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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In the last 3 months I have finally learned to fly RC helicopters in basic fashion. In 1996 my lovely wife bought me an ergo 60...I had flown planks since 1982, wanted to try helis...I built it and could not fly it, so I shelved it. The other day I pulled it off the shelf and got the bug to refurbish it (after building a titan x50 I have the fever). I have new electronics on the way, and FINALLY managed to find a new belt from heliproz and new main gear from ron lund....that seems to be about it for replacement parts, so if any of you JR folks have ergo parts for sale PLEASE let me know....or if you know of another parts source. I plan on documenting the rebuild of this dinosaur here, with photos, and a video of it's maiden flight after 16 years. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Here she is in all her initial glory....was going to completely tear her down, but got this far: the collar below the main shaft and autorotation assembly is SO corroded it will not come off....been soaking for hours in WD40, so in a bit I'll heat it up and try it again.
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GOT IT! The collar broke loose and the head is off...so it's coming apart tonight, with cleaning/lubrication...I've determined that the rebuild will not be perfect due to the lack of replacement parts...ordered some JR vibe 60 dampers on the gamble they will fit...we'll see.
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Looks like you have your work cut out for you!
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LOL boy I'll say! This thing is a mess.
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