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DennisH

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I am looking for a scale fuselage. What are my choices to acquire one?

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10-09-2016 09:40 AM
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neverhappy

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fuse

Now that depends on your budget and experience. First you have Vario where you build everything and fuses are on the larger size. Then there are places that sell the 470 to 700 size fuselages.

Check
East coast Vario
Scaleflying.com

I'm sure others will jump in with other places to help you.

Jeffrey:) (Love and Peace to all)

10-09-2016 02:28 PM
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coptercptn

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Also look on the scale forum marketplace..? There are lots of good deals, and some require little or no work to have a great flying machine...?

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

10-09-2016 03:56 PM
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Andy01

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Dennis

I think you might need to provide a little more info than that

Fuselages start from a basic 450 sized gelcoat (something like this);

http://www.scaleflying.com/MD500D-W...ize_p_1216.html

up to a giant sized detailed fuselage costing several thousands dollars just for the fuselage and designed to be powered by a turbine;

http://www.heliclassics.de/modelle/...force-0702.html

At one end you have a completed heli in a few hours costing maybe $1000 including all electrics, mechanics etc, and at the other end you have a completed heli that took a few years to complete, and costing $15-20 000.

So to get sensible responses, you probably want to narrow it down a bit.

Colin

Vario Long Ranger 700e
Seahawk 600
UH-1N 500
Baumann EC-145 800+ (coming soon )

10-10-2016 07:49 AM
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DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana

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I see Amain Hobbies sells fuselages!

I want something to go on my Trex 700, like the MD500, something that's very bright when flying. I am putting a Skookum on it with a GPS, so the next thing will be the body.

Again, something on the lines of a MD500.

Give me your suggestions, and the do and dont's.

Dennis

10-10-2016 10:01 AM
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Thumper217

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Some good models for a first scale build IMO are the MD500, Bell 206, 407, 222, 230, 430 or 429, the AS350, and the Augusta 109/Koala. All of these do not have raised tail rotors, which makes the build a little easier for a first one.

Most of these fuselage models models are available in plain gel coat or in various color schemes.

http://jettechmodels.com/ has a good selection of FUNKEY fuselages and so does RC Aerodyne, which someone already mentioned. RC Aerodyne also has their super scale line of helis but they come with their own set of mechanics and it would take some modification to the structure to get a Trex 700 to fit.

Hope this helps you out. This is a good place to ask questions and get advise. There are a lot of great builders on here that are happy to help you out.

Andrew

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10-10-2016 12:04 PM
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Grimracer

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Agree,,

Something to ponder.. It might be best to avoid "up-tails", retracts, and multi blade heads for your first scale. A model like a Jet Ranger or Long Ranger are super. The MD is not bad either. You will likely want to put on a multi head. JUST be ready for the expense and what can prove to be tricky setup.

No wrong way to do it but simple wins when it comes to your first scale job.

Grim

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10-10-2016 01:40 PM
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Dr.Tim

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http://www.approachengineering.com has some amazing Scale fuselages .. Super Fast build with amazing detail!

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

10-10-2016 05:42 PM
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DennisH

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Thanks for the great advice.

Dennis

10-10-2016 11:28 PM
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sean911sc

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You need to ask yourself how much work/time you're willing to put into converting a pob/boom into scale and your price point.

My first scale "Thunder Tiger MD-530" a very simple assemble with skids removed from mechanics. Joy to fly as it still retained the pod/boom feel. This type of setup would be a great first step to see if you like it and with a cost in the area of $500 once all said and done. As mentioned above http://www.scaleflying.com

Sean

10-11-2016 12:02 AM
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DennisH

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Again, Thanks for all the replies.

"http://www.scaleflying.com"; has 3 pages of bodies for 600's. They have one page for 700's.

I do like the MD500 - 700 size, but I also like the A109 that's available in the 600 size.

I wish there were a few more options for the 700's.

I am also watching the classifieds here as well.

I like the one that for sale from Russia, but I smell a RAT.

I am not in a hurry, let me know if you see something I would like for my TRex 700.

Dennis

PS: I never did find the Thunder Tiger MD-530 body you mentioned above! Where is it listed? I have seen several MD500's.

10-11-2016 02:40 AM
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Thumper217

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Doorman and 1drummer both have some really nice scale helis for sale in the classifieds. I know both guys and their helis and trust me they are the best of both, you can buy with confidence.

Andrew

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10-11-2016 11:20 AM
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sean911sc

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Those are long gone plus your not flying a Raptor. You'll have to track TT MD-530 down. Welcome to the world of scale. The selection of options will vary based on platform and Mfg.

Don't expect others to do your research. Researching a project is half the fun/homework, but I'm sure if you search the forums you'll find someone that's been down the rabbit hole your about to fall into. Scale builders/pilots are few and far between (at least state side).

Sean

10-11-2016 03:29 PM
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neverhappy

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Plus 1 on Sean

I'm just getting back into the hobby of scale and flying again. The research is the hard part. Then the build is hard for a beginner. Just trying to find out where to get the things you need for the build itself. But once your research is done and you've gotten everything there in front of you. Then the fun and enjoyment begins.

Jeffrey:) (Love and Peace to all)

10-11-2016 04:21 PM
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Dr.Tim

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Have a Look .. http://approachengineering.com/products/AP106.php ... Flex Drive for the tail is included .. The TREX Couplers for the flex drive are $25 each if you need those .. Cost is $595.00

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

10-11-2016 06:11 PM
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goodhunting

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Slovenia ... somewhere in Europe

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Each scale project by itself is a challenge. You can get a quick fix.. like the super scale from scaleflying... you can buy used (not a bad idea if you want to fly NOW...)...

if you want to trully make the helicopter "your own"... then either get a Vario... long build with CF.. of DrTim's offer on Approachengineering... lot's of wood and sanding but splendid results...

I have both... long term projects... but definitely worth it...
just have to find the time to finish them both...

gh

10-11-2016 07:57 PM
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eyefly3d

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Dr tim, are those the adaptors that fit the align torque tube gears? And will they fit a 600?

Dennis, the approach stuff is great, currently working on the smaller super cobra. If you want the best variety of options for a 700 vario is your best bet. Aerodyne's fuses are nice, I have a couple of them. They are an easier/more bolt together and fly type of build compared to vario or approach. Depending on what your wanting to do and which helicopter you like the most plays a huge part in the decision. I myself enjoy the build, maybe even more than flying them so my money is on Vario or approach. If you want an easy intro into scale and just want to fly it then stick with Aerodyne or Funkey. BTW welcome to the dark side.

Chris

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

10-11-2016 08:25 PM
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Dr.Tim

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Yes they will ... Down to 1 set left. Getting ready to order more! I had no idea how popular they are.

From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering

10-11-2016 08:55 PM
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eyefly3d

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I need to order a tail drive from you and will pick them up then, thanks doc.

Chris

I don't always fly helis, but when I do I prefer to fly scale.

10-12-2016 01:18 AM
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Copter Doctor

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all good advice here. I too support the keep it simple for a first time project, it wont be your only one so make the first one a breeze. the next one can be a little more involved til you get to where you want to be. its like learning to fly, simple first then advance.
a jetranger or longranger doesn't get any simpler. a straight tail, skid landing gear and a two bladed head ( flybar or fbl doesn't matter) lots of paintschemes to choose from and with a 700 size fuselage, you have room to be creative with detail if you like. your budget will determine if you go with an economically priced fuselage or not.
the MD500 would be a great second machine with the added complexity of a multibladed head. the Charlie model has four blades as opposed to the 5 of the delta and echo model. a four bladed head and a set of blades are a little cheaper and a four bladed head has less complications with things like phasing and blade balancing.
after that, your choice of fuselages with the high mounted tail rotor is almost limitless
whichever route you choose, you have a pile of experience here to guide you thru since damn near all of us has been there, done that, got the T-shirt and the hat.........the beer mug too

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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