Ergo 60 Sport or X-CELL 60

Ergo 60 Sport or X-CELL 60

Post by Lunch0 » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00



If you are ready to move up to a 60 size machine, what would be the way to
go? Is the Ergo 60 sport worth it? How does it compare to an X-Cell 60?
Are the parts more expensive? etc... Is that 499.00 price their standard
price or a promotional price to get people flying them (Ergo)?

 
 
 

Ergo 60 Sport or X-CELL 60

Post by Absolut » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00


The going price for the Tsurugi XX here in the US is anywhere from
$620-$930 (Price drop comparable to the Ergo Sport). This is an all metal
heli with push-pull, TONS of bearings, and engineering and manufacturing
precision that makes most other helis look like toys.

(Keep in mind I'm talking about the Standard X-Cell here, the one that
costs about $580)

I'm a former owner of an X-Cell 60 Standard and I can't compare the two.
The X-Cell required very high maintenace compared to the Tsurugi. Likewise
the X-Cell required tons of attention to detail and tweaking to get it to
fly right. The Tsurugi on the other hand is a no-brainer. Bolt it together
where the instructions tell you and you will have a machine that you know
is straight and true and will fly right. To quote another Tsurugi pilot,
"you can't build a shake into this bird, it simply can't be done!" You
don't even need to dial-indicate the start shaft (it's super short). I had
my entire XX built in about 15 hours. That includes cleaning each and
every nut and bolt with *** to remove the cosmoline, adding
threadlocker, screwing the bolt in, back out 1/2 way, and then in again
(this was done to ensure the threadlock flowed completely around the
threads).

As for the Ergo vs. the XX.....I think the Ergo is a very nice heli (don't
get me wrong, the X-Cell Standard is a great heli too). From what I've
been told it requires about the same amount of work build. The Tsurugi XX,
however, pops up often in top national competitions and dominates
competitions in Europe and Asia so I've been told (didn't it take first in
class I at the Nats???). When was the last time an Ergo or X-Cell standard
did that?

If any of you would like to know who's selling the XX CHEAP let me know.
If interested I can give you the URL to a great Tsurugi web site. Feel
free to write me with any questions.

-Aaron

 
 
 

Ergo 60 Sport or X-CELL 60

Post by TPaint » Sun, 10 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>As for the Ergo vs. the XX.....I think the Ergo is a very nice heli
(don't
>get me wrong, the X-Cell Standard is a great heli too). From what I've
>been told it requires about the same amount of work build. The Tsurugi XX

I agree with the above author except on the starter shaft.  Mine had to be
dial indicated.  I have an Ergo 60 Sport and just sold a Tsurugi XX.  The
Tsurugi is a nice flying machine especially hovering.  The only problem
with it is the company that imports it.  They don't seem to have the
concept of support after the sale totally down yet.  My hobby shop ordered
some common crash parts for the Tsurugi months ago and their still
backordered with Altech.

I am sure other retail shops would probably have what you needed for the
Tsurugi but it might take some calling around.

Horizon , the importers of the JR product in my humble opinion have the
best product support in the buisness.  They always have everything you
need and get it to you in 2-3 days.  They have three warehouses across the
country and ship from all three.  There is no telling how many Tsurugi's
there would be across the country if someone like Horizon was importing it
and supporting it after the sale.

Ted