In one of my earlier posts I described why I purchased this particular Shuttle and why it means so much to me. Well, getting the Shuttle fully restored has taken a while but here she is in all her glory. Waiting for parts to come up on eBay has been the biggest hurdle. I like my machines to look ‘as-new’ and it seems that ‘excellent condition’ is a matter of opinion when it comes to spare parts. Still with a bit of patience I got all the parts I wanted. The unused canopy and sticker set were the luckiest find and really finish the model off.
The now clean and refurbished OS 32SX-H was installed and a nice tidy (period correct for the Z-TS) CSM ICG360 gyro now resides on the mounting plate. It’s currently got a MK1 rotor head but the rest is Shuttle Z-TS; albeit with an original Hirobo metal swashplate and now fully ball raced. Personally I quite like the MK1 head with its metal grip plates and flybar arms plus it gives this model a bit of history allowing her to stand out from the rest.