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08-11-2007 08:03 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Supa Koopa

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I am looking at doing my first scale project and am looking for a little advice and opinions. I have had a look on the century website and found that there are three choices on there. Hughes 500 needs a bit of work, and the Augusta 109 and Airwolf fit straight on.

So it looks like it is going to be either the Funkey 109 or the Airwolf. Has anyone got expreience with these fuselages and mechanics to say which one is a better bet. Which has more scale detail, easier to work with or better quality?

Are there any other fuselages that will fit without too much work, remember this is my first attempt?

Any help greatly appreciated. I really am having problems making a decision on which one. The 109 tends to look a little boring sometimes, whereas the airwolf has no scope for personal expression and is everywhere.

Craig.

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08-11-2007 08:28 PM  10 years agoPost 2
lrogers

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I put my Evo in the 500D fuselage, mods were minimal. The tailboom of the fuselage had to be shortened a bit and slotted. About 5 minutes work with the Dremmel. The prepainted fuselage has the wood framing premounted and hole locations marked for Raptor, Evo and Century frames. Very nice kit. Check my gallery for some pictures.

This was my first scale project and I think it turned out super.

Larry Rogers - R/C Helicopter Pilot

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08-13-2007 05:04 PM  10 years agoPost 3
racer944

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The 500 or the Agusta is your better choice in my opinion as the mods are very minor as mentioned. The Airwolf fuselage you talk about has retractable landing gear and that far outweighs the minor mods in terms of complexity and getting things working right. Retracts are nice, but its not a simple bolt up and expect it to work perfectly without quite a bit of adjusting and fiddling...

I have both the Bell 222 and the Hughes 500E from Century (with EVO mechanics) and like both very much, but in my opinion, the 500 would be a better and simpler first project (lots of room inside and easy access to everything as opposed to the Agusta and Airwolf that are tighter) and it will work very well with the Sceadu Evo.

Good luck

Cheers;
Eric

P.S. The quality level of all of the Century/Funkey fuselages are excellent and the prepainted ones are simply outstanding in terms of paint quality and detail. Note that these are also the same fuselages that Hirobo sells.

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08-13-2007 06:59 PM  10 years agoPost 4
WhirlyBird500

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I agree totally whit racer944. I have the Century Hughes 500E in Red. When it comes to the field it tends to be the talk of the group. Everyone loves it. Even though the painted version is more money it is WELL worth it. It would probably take an average person days worth of work to do the same job. Heres a picture of mine with Titan mechanics in it.

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08-13-2007 07:29 PM  10 years agoPost 5
doorman

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Which Fuselage

Depending on how much work you want to do the 500E and the 109 both work great on the EVO mechanics....and for a first time project either is a good choice....I thought the 109 got a little lost when I first started it, but with a little imagination and some vinyl lettering you can dress it right up.... Check in my gallery... actually the 109 became a favorite to fly...
The only problem with a 500 is the high tail... if everything is not dead on for balance you will see that upper wing shaking pretty good... not a bad thing, but worth you knowing about...

Good Luck, Stan

AMA 2918-Team JR, Spin Blades, East Coast Scale Helicopter,Castle Creations

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08-13-2007 08:13 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Supa Koopa

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Thanks guys, I do appreciate everyones input.

I did look at the Hughes 500, even thought about trying to mod the TT 530. Unfortunately the place where I am buying the fuselage from don't seem to carry many 500's, whereas if I order from somewhere else it would be a lot more expensive than the 109, almost twice the price.

I do also have a raptor 60 and thought about trying to find something for that. I would absolutely love a Huey but I don't have the money for new mechanics. Not when I have donor machines already.

All my mates are saying Airwolf, just cos it is Airwolf. I'm edging towards the Augusta but that will still get the retracts as I personally think they look better with them. I'm not scared by the work, just the choosing. I didn't realise scale was this hard just to decide.

If I had a choice it would be an Apache that is my favourite heli of all if I could afford it. Huey if I was starting from scratch, with not as much money. But this is just a little project to keep me happy and see if I can do it.

Craig.

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