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10-24-2009 02:46 AM  8 years agoPost 1
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I want to do a scale Jet Ranger on my Vigor and was looking to see if anyone had put one on a Vigor before? I'm looking at the Century fuse, but if someone has a better idea I am open to suggestions.

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10-24-2009 12:36 PM  8 years agoPost 2
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anyone??

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10-24-2009 01:22 PM  8 years agoPost 3
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The Vigor is pretty tall, it could be difficult to fit.

Also because of the rear facing engine, the muffler could prove to
be a very tight fit, especialy since the JetRanger is not very wide.
I had to resort using the Century 'scale' muffler when I fitted a Raptor (front facing engine).

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10-25-2009 10:44 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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which way the engine faces isn't an issue with the exhaust as it will go one side or the other but you still need enough room for the exhaust to fit
the main issue on the engine is getting at the glow plug, you'll need to put a hatch in the body to gain access to the plug

if you look on the century web site it had a list of what models fitted into the bodies

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10-25-2009 02:51 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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The problem with the rear facing engine is not the side on which the muffler goes but instead the fact that it pushes the muffler more toward
the rear which could make it a more difficult fit.

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10-25-2009 05:37 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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So what is the "best" mechanics to use for scale. I want it to fly well too.

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10-25-2009 05:51 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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there really isnt a "best" set of mechs. the fuselage you choose will determine the mechs best suited for it. if a 60 size jetranger from funkey is what you want, then i know a predator 60-90 will fit fine, or an xcell 60 like i have in mine works well too. the raptor shows promise for a good fit and so does the hirobo freya. like the vigor, the fury and several others like it have quite a bulky frame especially where the start coupler is. thats where most fuses slope down at the front of the doghouse and that causes issues. my 60 size jetranger has an older xcell 60 in it and the fit was without any issues at all.
now your vigor may be a better fit into one of the vario jetranger fuses as they tend to be a bit bigger even for their 60 size. you do pay a heftier price for them though.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-25-2009 05:53 PM  8 years agoPost 8
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i would first try and have a look at the century fuse to see how much room you have to play with (having the vigor with you at the time would be a good idea)
the reason is the 30 size funky/century jetranger is a very tight fit with the shuttle mechanics let alone any other 30 so i would say the 60 will be the same

if you want to go away from the century idea the graupner jetranger with the uni-mechanics flies very well and don't be put off by a lefthand rotation heli

edit
the benifit from the graupner to the vario fuse is that the windows are pre-cut
with the vario you need to cut everything out yourself
but its up to how you wish to do the build

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