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04-28-2004 02:39 PM  13 years agoPost 1
whitewestrrNovice - Kent England - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I am trying to locate some information for the Kyosho Bell 222 Fuselage
(plastic bottle type).
Kyosho web site has only the info on it's retracts(2 pages), any would be helpfull to the cause.

Whitewest

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04-28-2004 03:29 PM  13 years agoPost 2
woppini

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Not sure if over your way can get the same inventory types that we do, and vise-versa. But here in the states, from what i heard and found, is that kyosho discontiuned that body. It was gel coated fiberglass,and was a direct fit for the nexus. Darn shame too, it was a pretty thing

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04-28-2004 06:06 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Graeme

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I've got one of those too - but no instructions.

It's all ABS though - or a mighty thick, heavy gel if there's fiberglass in that thing!!

And it's too short, (height), for the Nexus, (without the skids, the frame would stick through the roof of the fuse). The Concept 30 fits just beautifully.

Unfortunately, no instructions. I was lucky to get it used, and everything was already cut out. I just haven't got the 'nads to put it on the frame yet... (Gimme time, we'll get there!)

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04-28-2004 06:41 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Steve Campbell

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What you have is the last of four "bleach bottle" fuselage kits Kyosho made expressly for the Concept 30. They have been out of print for quite some time.

They were a good way to get a sort-a-scale machine without the hassle of fiberglass, formers, etc. I still have a couple of Concepts, and the Jet Ranger fuse. Now that my grandson has lost interest in learning helos, I'll probably put the Jet Ranger back on the flight-ready Concept. If you stand way off and squint, it does look like the real thing; kinda-sorta...

Sorry, I've only seen the 222 once, so I don't know much about it. It came out toward the end of the Concept's tenure, so you don't see as many of them as you do the other three. From what I've heard, the retract system worked as advertised, but took a lot of tweaking to get right. Of course, that is true for any retract installation. I had retracts in a plank once. While I've learned never to say never, the odds of me having a flying model anything with retracts again are slim to none.

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04-28-2004 07:48 PM  13 years agoPost 5
da_man

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The fuse originally sold for 260 and was not worth it in my opinion. I owned one with a concept 30sr. It was pretty ugly and not nearly as nice as a fiberglass one. The fiberglass funky one was probably cheaper and a lot better too.

The concept fit into it really well and easily, but, the retracts did work okay, but they could have been better. It was bleach bottle like the raptor canopies and not abs. kind of turned me off with scale ships. The funkey one that I have seen is really nice and looks a heck of a lot nicer.

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04-28-2004 08:44 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Graeme

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Yeah, I'm not all that thrilled with the appearance either - especially where the tail boom joins the main fuse, there's just too much "lip" around that joint.

But that's alright. I got it at a darn good price, and it'll make a good first foray into "fun" scale. Or maybe the Pulsar fuse...

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04-28-2004 09:15 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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I had all three, the Bell 222, Jet Ranger, and Hughes 500. Of the three, I think the Hughes 500 looked the best. The jet Ranger was cute in it's own way, and the 222 had a nose and doghouse that was way off. but in thet air, it looked okay for a sport scaler and flew pretty quick.
I wrecked the 222 and while a glass fuse would have been destroyed the plastic fuse had only scratches which were hard to see.
Those concepts taught my son to fly at 10 years old and unlike his father, he has never crashed.

Roy Mayoral

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