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04-11-2011 02:19 AM  6 years agoPost 1
10poundlawndart

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Hello Guys;

I am thinking of getting a Century Jet Ranger fuselage later this year for my Radikal G20 Lt G10. I would really prefer a Huey Uh-1B but not sure if I want to deal with the tail drive requirements. Unless someone has some tips to offer, and a brand of fuselage that they would recommend re: Huey.

The Radikal is my first helicopter, (no planks) lots of fun learning, but thought I would get into a fuselage like the Century line as it looks pretty straight forward, with the special bits for the G20.

I would like to hear from any one who has put a Century Heli Jet Ranger on a Radikal G20. I am most interested in knowing long long it would take to remove the fuselage for servicing the rear portion of the mechanics. Any close up detailed photos would be great if anyone has any. Thank-you for your time. Jon.... Peterborough.

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04-11-2011 03:58 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Copter Doctor

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My buddy Donnie is finishing up the test flight on his radikal for his jetranger fuse. I will get him to chime in.
the one done for the radikal is the same as the 60 size jetranger fuse but holes are predrilled for the radikal.

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04-11-2011 12:20 PM  6 years agoPost 3
10poundlawndart

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Hello Copter Doctor;

Thanks for writing, if Donnie can offer me a few tips, that would be really appreciated. I have to admit, I am still on training gear, just planning ahead. I figure it will take a long time to detail the fuselage, can do that as I continue to learn to fly.

Thank-you!
Jon........Peterborough

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04-11-2011 03:38 PM  6 years agoPost 4
ldtauris

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I will be starting my jet ranger build in about two weeks the body is on its way back from paint. I should have it by the end of the week. You can also see my Hughes 500D build which was recently completed.

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04-12-2011 02:04 AM  6 years agoPost 5
10poundlawndart

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Radikal G20 & Century Jet Ranger Fuselage​project

Hello Idtaurius;

I'll lkook forward to anything you post.

Jon,,,,,,, Peterborough

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04-12-2011 04:13 AM  6 years agoPost 6
donnie170

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206 and radikal

a couple of pictures of my 206. more later.

Donnie

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04-12-2011 12:47 PM  6 years agoPost 7
ldtauris

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Wow Donnie that is beautiful! Is that the Century Jet Ranger body if so is that the stock landing gear? Also how did you make the step along the skids. Thanks Dan

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04-12-2011 03:34 PM  6 years agoPost 8
donnie170

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Its the century fuselage for the radikal. I modifyed the gear that came with the kit. I machined extensions for the struts and made the steps out of .025 aluminum. It had a bad viberation when I installed it in the fuselage so I took the mechanics out and have been working on that. A couple more flights and it will be ready for the fuselage again.

Donnie

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04-12-2011 05:30 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Heli143

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Donnie
that looks awsome! I saw it at B'Ham before you finished it and it looked good then.
regarding the vibration, is the top of the fuselage braced to the mechanics?

Roy Mayoral

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04-12-2011 05:39 PM  6 years agoPost 10
BarracudaHockey

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Its purrrty, I saw it before it got the guts installed at Dalton

Andy
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04-12-2011 10:49 PM  6 years agoPost 11
donnie170

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Roy

The kit came with a brace for the top of the fuselage and it was in. I tried it without the brace and vib was not as bad but still not within limits. I think I have it smooth enough to go back in now. gonna put a few more flights on first.

Donnie

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04-13-2011 05:01 PM  6 years agoPost 12
Heli143

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cool!

keep us posted!

Roy Mayoral

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04-21-2011 11:41 PM  6 years agoPost 13
blade77

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Scale tail boom adaptor??

Guys can one of you post a close up picture of the way that the tail adaptor and scale tail box look.I have contacted century but they emailed back today to say they do not sell the stepdown and scale tail box as a seperate item.I am slowly trying to scale my radikal into a bell 222.I thought century would want to sell these items to promote radikal scale helis.

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04-22-2011 03:42 AM  6 years agoPost 14
donnie170

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Mine is in the fuselage now but if I remember correctly it is a swift gearbox. After about 5 flights in pod and boom the stock plastic one cracked just in front of the bearing. I replaced it with the metal gearbox and boca bearings. Take a look at Centurys web site and find the swift metal tr gearbox upgrade not very expensive and well worth the money.

Donnie

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04-22-2011 10:49 AM  6 years agoPost 15
blade77

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Thanks Donnie - I take it I still need the step down adapter to make that fit the radikal boom - I think thats the bit they wont sell seperately

Is this the box I am after:- CNE566

http://www.centuryheli.com/products...6¤tid=338

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04-22-2011 12:21 PM  6 years agoPost 16
donnie170

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Thats the one I used. You still need the adapter, if you know someone with a lathe it should not be hard to make an adapter or do what I did wait till u get the fuselage then convert the tail gearbox over and put a few more flights on it before you install it in the fuselage.

Donnie

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04-22-2011 01:39 PM  6 years agoPost 17
blade77

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Thanks donnie - I`ll go down the lathe route I think.I have the fuse just getting the mechs sorted now

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04-27-2011 03:19 AM  6 years agoPost 18
donnie170

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A quick update on my 206. 4 flights so far still making adjustments. A few pictures.

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