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JeffKollin

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Jenison, MI

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Looking to get a scale fuse for my 550 that I am going to stretch out to a 600. My question is, if I go with a 4 blade head do I have to have a flybarless unit or can I use my existing futaba 520 gyro? All my helis are still flybar, never seen the reason to switch.

07-24-2016 02:50 AM
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TailKiller

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Panama City, FL

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I would use a FBL unit. There are some who do not use FBL but they are better pilots then I will ever be.
Personally, I would start with a sport scale heli so to speak. Century make some nice 600 /50 size fuselages. They take some building like a flooring structure for mounting the mech's but the paint and finish of the fuse is great. This way you can get use to the feel of scale flying, the weight difference and aerodynamic handling differences..
What ever mech's you use will have to work harder in a fuse versus pod and boom. And motoe size and gearing may need to be addressed. Typically the head speed is lower. A 600 Jet Ranger come to mind. More economical, great training scale heli and looks good on the ground and in the air. IMHO.
Good luck, have fun.

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07-24-2016 04:55 PM
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JeffKollin

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That's what was going to go with, the Funkey Jet Ranger. Going that route I can just stay with a standard head. Was thinking the Agusta but would need a 4 blade head for scale

07-24-2016 05:22 PM
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Grimracer

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Eau Claire WI

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Something to ponder your first scale heli as a Jet Ranger or LongRanger..

UP tails and multi blades can add challenges just not needed to get started.

Grim

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07-26-2016 02:26 AM
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darrelluh1b

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Dalton Ga

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Yep and skids

07-26-2016 03:14 AM
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TailKiller

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Panama City, FL

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Yeah.. you have under carriage landing gear that keeps the tail rotor off the ground.. i'm not called TailKiller for nothing.. I don't like wheels either.

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07-26-2016 04:00 AM
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Mojave

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Palos Verdes, Ca. USA

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Also, beware of under slung flybars, they can interfere with the top of the doghouse. My vote is for an FBL unit and like Grim advised, a heli with a straight tail. A MD500 or Jet Ranger are the easiest to build. Keep your first scale machine simple...
Barry

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07-27-2016 01:05 AM
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JeffKollin

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Thanks for all the input

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doorman

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Sherwood, Arkansas

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Let Us Know

What you chose to go with, and any other questions we might e able to help you with...
Like the other gyus mentioned, keep the first scaler simple.., straight tail, skids, 2 blade head, and fbl with a stab systems...
You can always add the multi later..
Stan

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08-02-2016 07:29 PM
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DCORSAIR

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Selma, Calif.

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First scale

Keep the flybar and just use a good old Futaba 401/9254 gyro combo, so easy to set up and very cheap now FBL units have taken over. All mine are FB, never have any problems with any of them, of course I sold most of them now.....

I would go with what others have said for your first scaler, Jet Ranger or Long Ranger, Hughes 500, Agusta 109 is a good one also for a 600 size, keep it simple for your first one and enjoy flying it.

The two Agusta 109 and the Jet Ranger are for sale, fuselages only, no mechanics included.

D. Lee.....t.Born again.t.....

08-03-2016 05:44 AM
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cobieg

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Florida

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Imho you cant go wrong with a MD 500. A trex 600 is a direct fit with a couple of minor changes like a main shaft and gearing, A fbl unit and a multi blade head will have you excited, like a kid on Christmas morning. I cant wait for Sat. morning.

Ron

08-03-2016 01:07 PM
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