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03-10-2017 02:11 AM  6 months agoPost 1
AgentOrange

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I have had a scale fuse before a Bell 222 Airwolf and needless to say that didnt end well for me or my heli. Just way to complicated and the retracts were a little outside my relm at the time. It has been many years and I am not into 3D flying at all. I like to watch it just dont like flying like that. I want to get into scale flying and was just wondering what fuse would be a good entry level or starter fuse just to get up and running with not to much complicated mounting and not break the bank. I was thinking about going with the MD500E fuse or even a Jet Ranger fuse. Just looking for some advise from some of you seasoned vets. Thanks

Trying not to put them in the dirt.

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03-10-2017 02:27 AM  6 months agoPost 2
epryor

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Either one would be a good starter.

Batman - Scale it up

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03-10-2017 02:43 AM  6 months agoPost 3
fastphil

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Hi Orange....good choices because they are spacious, very easy to mount up your mechanics, and to take them out for work/adjustments, and the one I purchased at RCA was a good price....good luck!

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03-10-2017 12:47 PM  6 months agoPost 4
Grimracer

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Just about any fuse that has a straight tail, a two blade head and standard gear is the best starter machine..

Jet Ranger
Long Ranger

I should go on to say.. the largest challenges I have had in scale helis is:

Uptails, Multi blade heads, and retractable gear.

Grim

Michael J Zaborowski

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03-10-2017 09:14 PM  6 months agoPost 5
ssmith512

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Indianapolis, IN USA

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Definitely the 500 or 206 will be the easiest.
I should go on to say.. the largest challenges I have had in scale helis is:
My largest challenge in scale helis is: scale helis! LOL!

Steve

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03-11-2017 12:05 AM  6 months agoPost 6
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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I also vote for the jetranger or longranger, the std two bladed head even with a flybar looks great, fixed skid gear is easy to make and a zillion and one different easy to find paintschemes on line to choose from and you can get carried away with detailing without breaking the bank.
here is a funkey longranger fuse that a friend gave to me after chopping off the tailboom in a crash. I made a new, longer boom using construction paper, repainted the entire thing and got carried away with new skids detailing. its my scale bird I use for doing auto rotations as it does very well.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-11-2017 02:35 AM  6 months agoPost 7
AgentOrange

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Copter doctor that is very nice looking heli. I think I might give the ranger a shot. Do they seem to handle the vibration of the nitro motor well. I think that was a big issue with the Bell 222.

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03-11-2017 04:19 AM  6 months agoPost 8
Copter Doctor

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good deal. it is rare that the engine itself will cause shakes in a fuselage. other than high frequency vibrations that cause the fuel to foam resulting in lean runs, the engine is not usually what cause those pesky shakes in fuses.
a perfectly smooth machine in pod n boom can be a nervous shaky demon in a fuse. in some cases, solidly mounting the mechs to the floor isn't enough, rigid bracing of the mechanics usually at the top of the frames to the fuselage sides is required. some setups simply need blades tighter or looser in the grips or even a different set/brand/style of blades. its a guessing game that usually is solved thru trial and error.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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03-11-2017 03:12 PM  6 months agoPost 9
AgentOrange

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Ok I will have to give that a shot. I know every heli is different but have you found a set of blades that works better or seems to work better than others.

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03-11-2017 03:44 PM  6 months agoPost 10
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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I havent found that any one set works better than another, what works on one machine may not give the same results on another.
I got mine back in the air today

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03-11-2017 09:27 PM  6 months agoPost 11
AgentOrange

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Ok well figured I would ask. Any recommendations on a fuse company. Looked at RC Aerodine and they have nothing for a 600 size heli in the jet ranger

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03-12-2017 01:06 AM  6 months agoPost 12
oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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Take a look at the FunKey fuselages. They have a good selection of various models for 600 sized helis. Each fuselage is available in a basic unpainted version or in various color combinations.

Phil

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03-12-2017 03:11 AM  6 months agoPost 13
AgentOrange

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cool thanks

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03-12-2017 11:51 PM  6 months agoPost 14
Heli143

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Jettechmodels.com has painted Century Long Rangers 50 size for $290.00.

That's cheaper than when Century was selling them.

Roy Mayoral

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03-13-2017 11:03 PM  6 months agoPost 15
AgentOrange

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Ok cool I will check that out.

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03-14-2017 06:08 PM  6 months agoPost 16
oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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All the FunKey brand name products, including their fuselages and Rotor-Tech blades are available in North America from this source in Canada:

orders@leisuretech.ca

Phil

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03-16-2017 01:08 PM  6 months agoPost 17
heliwreckr

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Don't forget the squirrel and the Augusta 109

It's not crashed 'til it hits the ground

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