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12-09-2004 02:03 AM  13 years agoPost 1
jackheli

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Hi,

First time scaler...

I am installing an already painted Funkey Augusta 30 fuselage on my Century Falcon 46 and noticed that I will need to shorten the boom in order to get the mechanics to fit.

Obviously the idea is to get the boom as long as possible in order to be able to use the longest possible set of blades.

I was wondering if there isn't a smart method of determining what the boom size should be other than to cut 1/8" at a time and try fit it...

Help on making the openings on the cone would also be appreciated. Using a Dremel to enlarge a small opening seems somewhat imprecise.

Another doubt I have is regarding the two Aluminium Z-Bends shown at the bottom of the page on the manual at:

http://www.centuryheli.com/support/...9/agusta_p3.pdf

what are they and how do they fit in the whole?

Any other tips on how to install the mechanics will be highly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.

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12-09-2004 07:41 PM  13 years agoPost 2
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jackheli,,, Century makes a special boom for the Funkey kits, this special boom is purple, you get the part number for one of thier fuse kits,,, as for the "Aluminium Z-Bends" I believe they are just to align and hold the fuse in place, PM "Copter Doctor" for more info on those.

I will look for the boom part number for you.
Jim

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12-09-2004 08:04 PM  13 years agoPost 3
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here is the part number "HW3062R", just copy it and past it in search on Century's site (this boom may not be purple as I said above),,, you can shorten a longer boom, I have done this when I was in a pinch once.

for any fuse questions ask "Copter Doctor" in a PM, he has built many Funkey fuse.

Jim

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12-09-2004 10:32 PM  13 years agoPost 4
jackheli

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Hi "The Wasp" (What's your real name, BTW?),

Thanks,

I already PMed Copter Doctor but didn't get a reply.

I was planing on cuting the boom I already have, but if it doesn't work out I'll get one of the 'ready made'.

You wouldn't happen to know how long they are, would you?

Do you think I should fix the z-bends to the fuse? Or they only stay attached to the mechanics? I would need to glue a wood support to the fuse in order to screw the z-bend in...

Thanks a lot.

Jack

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12-09-2004 10:56 PM  13 years agoPost 5
lt1pwr

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Hi Jack, I have built 2 of the Funkey kits that Century sells. The "Z bends are nice to have but not required. What you need to do is build and fly the mechanics in pod n boom form. Make sure to balance your blades and adjust blade tracking if needed. When these mechanics are in these fuselages, sometimes they might vibrate slightly. Sometimes all you need to do is adjust the head speed. My Airwolf needed a faster head speed than when it flew in pod n boom form. Also, it is very important to secure the tail rotor gear box to the fiberglass boom on the fuselage. You want to eliminate the possibility of the tail vibrating around in the fiberglass tail boom.

In regard to the tail boom, you can cut your current tail boom and make a new drive wire or you can purchase the red anodized tail boom from Century.

Like Wasp said, PM CopterDoctor, he will have an answer to any question you have with these scale birds.

Take care,

Jay

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12-09-2004 11:07 PM  13 years agoPost 6
jackheli

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Thanks Jay,

Very useful tips.

It's like when I was learning to fly: everything is new and exciting!

It is awesome to be in scale.

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