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10-20-2004 01:10 AM  13 years agoPost 1
oat OLD

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I want to try out some scale. Is Bell 222 (30) kit from century anygood? This would be my first scale. Any suggestion?
Thanks,

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10-20-2004 01:20 AM  13 years agoPost 2
eSmith

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A friend of mine has the kit and it's sweet, the quality of the body is very good and detailed. He hasn't finished it yet but I hear it's coming along just fine. Go for it, it's a really nice bird.

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http://www.edmheli.ca

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10-20-2004 04:56 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Glenn in Den

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I wouldn't and I know from first hand experience. Do a search on the subject. The retract design is flawed and will cause you fits. Choose a different brand if you must have a 222 or chose a different heli if you want to stick with Century.

I had no problem with any other part of the kit. Just the retracts but it was MAJOR and unworkable, in my case, because of a mistake the factory made. However, even the folks with the "good ones" had major problems.

It's a terrible choice and will scare you away from scale. I'm still not back to scale yet.




Glenn.

I'm not really an R/C pilot, I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last n

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10-20-2004 07:44 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Juvaknin

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i have the Funkey Bell-222 but for 60 size...
it's looks like it's the same scale inside,
i didn't had any problems with the retracts at all .
but also i have to tell you that this is going to be my first and LAST scale!!!!
man, it's hard work to fit some of the machanics in it!!
and you can't do some 3D with it... so think about it!

i love it and that Bell-222 looks great in the sky! but i think soon i will sale it , i think ?!?

if you have any questions, just ask
GOOD LUCK!

This is my bird...

There is more in my Gallery...

**Raptor 50SE, GY601, Futaba **

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10-20-2004 07:50 AM  13 years agoPost 5
rcadd1ct

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I am working on a 50 size right now.

Retracts are better than the 30 size but now you need 3 retract servos.

It should be done fairly soon.

I was going to take some more pics but I need to head to bed.

A couple of pix are in my gallery.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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10-20-2004 05:01 PM  13 years agoPost 6
oat OLD

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Thank you your input. As I know only two brand that make Bell 222 KIT. (Century and Hirobo), and Hirobo is discontinue both 30 and 60 kit. Anyother choice for Bell 222 in other brand (must be kit).
Thanks,
Oat

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10-20-2004 05:18 PM  13 years agoPost 7
rcadd1ct

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Vario makes a nice fuse, also.

-RCA .......... Making Cuisinarts Fly!!!!!!!

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10-20-2004 06:21 PM  13 years agoPost 8
gpyros

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I don't know if this counts, but Graupner makes a great Bell 230 kit:
http://www.v-eastonline.com/grapbell230.html

Greg

Maxi-Joker helicam
Joker-CX helicam
Graupner Jet Ranger (elec)
Raptor-50
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9CH

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10-20-2004 06:51 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Juvaknin

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if you want only the fuselage kit without the mechanics,
try to get the Funkey Bell-222 fuselage and put in it your mechanics!

if you searching scale+his own mechanics i think you have only the century or hirobo...

Good luck!

**Raptor 50SE, GY601, Futaba **

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10-20-2004 08:43 PM  13 years agoPost 10
oat OLD

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I want the kit that included mechanics. If I am only going to get just fuselage, will cost me much more to get mechanics. I want to save money on this one. Because I don't know if I am going to like scale or not. My budget is around $700-1000 for kit, not including engine and electronic. As I know Hirobo fuselage alone will cost me close to $1000. Bell 222 30 kit from Century is reasonable price, but retract is no good as you guy mention to me.

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10-20-2004 09:48 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Juvaknin

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ISRAEL Jerusalem

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well, think again...
look at the prices on http://www.rotor.com.sg !
the funkey Bell-222 fuselage is much cheapper then century!!
get into that web-site and look at the prices... they have good service!

and just know the prices there is in $S - singapor dollars not US$ !

let us know... (again the web site is www.rotor.com.sg )

**Raptor 50SE, GY601, Futaba **

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10-21-2004 05:13 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Copter Doctor

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funkey/century, though they are the same i think, the one listed under funkey is cheaper. get it unpainted and save more $$$. keep in mind that these fuses are made to be universal as they will fit most mechs with some mods ranging from a little to a lot. also you will be required to be your own creative person to accomplish some things in the building process. getting a vario or graupner machine with mechs is more an assemble and drop in deal but you will pay more. decisions decisions

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