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Old 02-13-2020, 11:19 AM   #31
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Call me crazy, but searching for and buying these old Concepts is addicting, lol.
I understand completely. When I bought my first TT Raptor 50, shortly after I found out they where discontinued. I ended up buying a few, "6 ish" more to ensure I had parts to keep them flying.

I really like this thread and your enthusiasm for the retro heli's.

I have a Kalt Enforcer that I had bought used and mostly rebuilt afterwards. I think the motors front bearing is shot and fuel/oil got on the clutch causing it to start slipping. I never got past tuning the engine and hovering it around. Other project got in the way after that and never got around to repairing it. I was thinking of just selling it but now planing on getting in the air.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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Old 02-15-2020, 09:32 AM   #32
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I understand completely. When I bought my first TT Raptor 50, shortly after I found out they where discontinued. I ended up buying a few, "6 ish" more to ensure I had parts to keep them flying.

I really like this thread and your enthusiasm for the retro heli's.

I have a Kalt Enforcer that I had bought used and mostly rebuilt afterwards. I think the motors front bearing is shot and fuel/oil got on the clutch causing it to start slipping. I never got past tuning the engine and hovering it around. Other project got in the way after that and never got around to repairing it. I was thinking of just selling it but now planing on getting in the air.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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LOL Phil, ive always had the enthusiasm... when I get something in my head I tend to go overboard.

WHen I started flying helis, I was in my first year of college in Kitchener. I remember going to the heli symposium put on by Flite Craft and seeing all these guys flying amazingly. Scott Gray was about 13 and already doing a lot of aerobatic flying (IIRC he was only flying for a few months). I had bought my Concept, but no it yet assembled it - that was waiting for me when I finished my school year and went back home.

Everyone there was flying Kalt Enforcers and I had wished I had bought one VS ordering my Concept 30 from Tower Hobbies. But it all worked out.

That was 1992. Amazing how time flies but the memories are as vivid as ever.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:30 PM   #33
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Re: Kyosho Concepts...

Got the Concept 30 SE all finished up, balanced and ready to run. Will need to get the engine tuned up and the throttle curve rough set on a test stand before I try and fly it in the spring. New set of Align 520mm blades as well.

On to decide which machine to clean up/build next. Might be the new 32 VR, or I may clean up and get the 30 SR I bought here recently ready to run. Leave the NIB ones for the time being.
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My son kept asking if it would ever fly again! Glad your going make it happen!
Make sure there is a vid!
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My son kept asking if it would ever fly again! Glad your going make it happen!
Make sure there is a vid!
For sure! You know the machine was so nice once I took it apart and cleaned it. I only ended up replacing one bearing out of all of them, and some of the screws that were corroded a bit.

I added some new mixer arms and thrust bearings in the main grips to accommodate the heavier weighted blades. And the newer style one piece blade grips. Otherwise everything was as I got it, just cleaned up.

Ill for sure get this flying - just a fun machine for forward flight, stall turns and the odd loop or roll.

Will get some video hopefully in 3 months or so! Thanks again for dealing with me.
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Sounds good! As for dealing with you, it was totally refreshing compared to what usually happens on here! Hope to deal with again someday.
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This is just way to cool! Very nice man!
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Just as a little background, Andrew's new to him Concept 30SE had its last flight about 29-30 years ago! LOL
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