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11-18-2016 06:34 AM  7 months agoPost 1
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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Hi,
I have had an unpainted Funkey AS350 fuselage sitting in the shed since May.
I've taken it out and had a look a couple of times but to be honest I've found it a little overwhelming. I just need to get over the speed bump of starting.
I have the mechanics flying smoothly, a 6s trex 600 with a skookum 570.
After reading the instructions I'm slightly confused by them. Can anyone point me to a step by step build guide to putting an unpainted funkey fuselage together. I'd like to learn from others if possible rather than trying to figure out what could go wrong.
My previous experience is a trex 500 tow defender with 4 bladed head which flys nice.

Cheers Andrew

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11-18-2016 03:44 PM  7 months agoPost 2
coptercptn

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Mesa AZ. USA

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What are your issues?...but, before anything.. wash the entire fuse in a good detergent so you get thorough glue adhesion.. I use "simple green".

Then I would recommend finding a good set of documents/pictures so you can get an accurate placement of the mechanics as far as mainshaft location/height...

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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11-18-2016 03:45 PM  7 months agoPost 3
budblade

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Cincinnati

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this is the only instruction sheet I have seen:

http://www.centuryhelimedia.com/Man...31_AS350_50.pdf

It's not overly helpfull though. my buddy and I have one that we just modified to fly whith a DJI naza-H, and i'm still trying to get that sorted out. It flew well before that though. I think the only modifications we made to the fuselage was opening up the cutout for the main shaft and linkages to come through, and we also used some old Trex-450 landing gear as struts to brace the mechanics from the outside of the mounting board. I will post some pictures when I get home this weekend. Oh, yea. almost forgot the tail. We actually used a trex 700 tail boom and shaft and had it cut down slightly by a machinist friend of ours. The 600 boom was a little short, and the regular 700 too long.

Always looking for the expiration date

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11-19-2016 05:17 AM  7 months agoPost 4
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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Many thanks,
That's a good tip about washing the fuselage.
Many thanks for the instruction booklet, mine is different and in a strange order to yours.

I need to dig it out again as I have buried it back in the shed, however I now feel motivated to start the build in the next week or two.

Cheers Andrew

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11-19-2016 03:47 PM  7 months agoPost 5
budblade

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Cincinnati

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pictures

I talked to my buddy. Disregard what I said about the tail boom. that was a different chopper. These pictures show the 450 landing gear that we re-purposed as struts.

Always looking for the expiration date

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02-14-2017 05:55 AM  4 months agoPost 6
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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I have finally started building....

Could anyone point me in the direction of window seals in UK please?
I'm spending more time looking for stuff on the internet than actually building.

It took a while but I think I have found a simple strobe/flasher controller for the lights.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RC-LED-Li...%3D261508704299

I have ordered some vinyls from Callie Graphics. I am using the livery of my small construction company that I run with my wife. She's not keen on helicopters and models spread over the back room, so I thought it would be fun to install her as a co-pilot!

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02-14-2017 03:26 PM  4 months agoPost 7
budblade

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Cincinnati

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that's a good idea. get her "personally involved"

Sorry, I don't have any sources for the window seals.

Always looking for the expiration date

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02-14-2017 04:25 PM  4 months agoPost 8
KJH

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Interlochen, MI

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Fourmost window trim

Could anyone point me in the direction of window seals in UK please?
I'm not sure if it's available in the UK, but Fourmost makes window trim.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...H=fourmost+trim

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...fourmost+window

-Kevin

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02-14-2017 04:38 PM  4 months agoPost 9
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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Many thanks, I have found some U trim that may fit quite well.

It's knowing what to search for. This one looks nice and small, I'll need to check.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Small-BLA...%3D111749803736

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02-26-2017 06:58 AM  4 months agoPost 10
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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Slow progress with the as350. Just taking my time to figure it out.
I've built a box to keep her safe. Received my Callie Graphics, great service. I've sorted out the lighting. Bought a nice strobe unit, that I think will work very well.
Now for the mechanics. It's a trex 600e, I've cut away some of the fuselage inside and packed the pitch servo a few mm to move it into the frame. Could anyone offer me some advice regarding fitting the tail box in? I have a couple of lugs protruding, 1 holds the fin when pod and boom the other is the clamp for attaching to the tail boom.

Cheers Andrew

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02-26-2017 10:11 AM  3 months agoPost 11
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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After having a look, I assume I switch the metal tail case for the plastic one?

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02-26-2017 07:07 PM  3 months agoPost 12
TailKiller

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Panama City, FL

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You can always grind down the vertical fin mounts. If it's TT then the plastic case won't work. I think the plastic is for belt drive.

,Dennis
http://pcrcheliclub.com/
700 Astar Super Scale T-600 Bell 206 Trex 600 Naza H DX8

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02-27-2017 12:23 PM  3 months agoPost 13
Andrew u.k.

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Berkshire UK

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Cheers, it's a belt drive, I've ordered a plastic one.

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02-28-2017 01:00 AM  3 months agoPost 14
MDSCUSTOMS

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North Wales, U.K.

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If you're still stuck for the window seals, Vario do the proper stuff which is perfect for 500 to 700 sized models. I have some and have used it on both 500 and 600 sized models.

http://www.vario-helicopter.biz/uk/...rip::31159.html

Mark

I'm only here coz I'm not all there !!

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