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
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
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.