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01-16-2010 02:24 PM  8 years agoPost 1
hammer5073

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Has anyone out there purchased a fuselage from RC Aerodyne yet? If so, can you please tell me your opinion of the quality of these arfs by any chance... Thanks, Doug

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01-16-2010 02:42 PM  8 years agoPost 2
RodanrrVeteran - Prescott Valley, AZ - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I'm currently working on an RC Aerodyne AStar. It's a good quality fuselage, I'd say the fiberglass is not quite as nice as FunKey, but better than TT. Fit is pretty good; my woodwork was not perfect, but didn't require a huge amount of extra effort to make it work.

Overall, I think they are a very good value, and would buy from them again.

Here's an "in progress" shot, it's getting test flown for the first time today. I fabricated the skids in the picture. The kit comes with skids, but they're not very scale.

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01-16-2010 03:26 PM  8 years agoPost 3
copterklutz

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I'm in the middle of a 50 size Airwolf build from Rc Aerodyne..

here : https://rc.runryder.com/t558760p1/

Fit and finish is great. There is not the level of detail as the Century/Funkey fuses (nor the price) like door handles, Fuel filler cap, etc - but I like the fact that the whole front of the Bell 222 comes off and I can reach way into the fuse for installing lights, retracts, etc. And changing batteries will be a snap.

I like it






" Well, Um.... it's fixable......"

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01-16-2010 05:45 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Copter Doctor

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Hey Rodan, what did the skids that came with your a-star look like? got a pic? just curious.

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01-16-2010 07:42 PM  8 years agoPost 5
RodanrrVeteran - Prescott Valley, AZ - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Here's a shot with the stock skids:

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01-16-2010 07:43 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Ray Fernandez

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Looks to be a nice fuse.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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01-16-2010 07:54 PM  8 years agoPost 7
helo1

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RC Aerodyne Fuselage quality...
I've built two helis so far and think the quality is good to very good.
Depending on the model, some come with more detail than you need, on some versions.
Overall you get more for your dollar than other fuselage kits.
Mike L. (helo1)
Davie,FL

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01-16-2010 08:12 PM  8 years agoPost 8
doorman

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RC Aerodyne Fiuselages...
I would have to say that they are of good quality and they do a nice job of sending what you need to have a nice looking heli when you are finished....
Here are a couple of mine... and you can watch the AS355 fly on the 2009 IRCHA coverage if you RR....

Have fun!!!! Stan

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01-16-2010 09:06 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Copter Doctor

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thanks Rodan,
actually they arent too bad, better than i expected but like you, i would have to do my own. it is however a better option than the pod n boom skids
Stan, those machines look great. i didnt relaize last year at ircha that the a-star was yours. nice lookin'!!

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01-17-2010 12:18 AM  8 years agoPost 10
Hoverup

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I have several of the RCAerodyne/ScaleFlying scale fuselages. For my money they are the best in the Fun Scale class. You could start with one of their unpainted, white, gel-coated, fuselages and build a scale replica to enter in competition and do quite well if your flying skills are also at the required skill level. For most of us (I do include myself in this part of the heli flyers population) Fun Scale is the new, emerging and rapidly growing class of RC helis and equipment.

RCAerodyne is without question the lead e-tailer in making this revolution charge ahead. The owner and CEO of this firm is on the road in mainland China every few weeks guiding the factories that bring all these affordable goodies from design to reality. Many of these factories are producing their wares exclusively for RCAerodyne.

The required licenses from the major full size heli manufacturers like Bell, are all in place. These licenses are expensive and time consuming to get, but they are absolutely necessary to stay in operation in this business. Small garage operators will find that the aerospace firm's legal staffs are aggressive and will close down those who are not properly credentialed.

The affordability of all these new fuselages, multi blade rotor head and multi blade T/R's, narrow chord scale like rotor blades, retracts, electronic stabilization systems, etc. is the prime reason for the rapid growth in this sector. The big buck museum scale gas turbine powered helis are there for the few that can afford that level of enjoyment, but crash one of those and you'll be in rehab longer than Tiger.

You will enjoy the products from RCAerodyne and you will also find that their customer service is a 10 out of a possible high score of 10. I'm high on this company because it's exactly the kind I have looked for the 46 years I've held an AMA license and have enjoyed flying RC vehicles.

Cheers - Boyd
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01-17-2010 03:30 AM  8 years agoPost 11
helo1

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Like Hoverup Said...
I knew I saw somewhere the term "Fun Scale".
I agree 100% with you Hoverup.
RC Aerodynes fuselages are what I've been looking for since I started with RC-helis 3 years ago.
You get out of them what you put in to them.
Mike Lidert (helo1)
Davie,FL

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01-17-2010 04:28 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Moe

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I plan on getting the EC145 once I get my 500 up and running. I'd love to get the EC135 and model it after the local HealthNet heli, but without a Fenestron I just don't think I'll be happy.

For those with the RC Aerodyne multi-blade heads, how are they?

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01-17-2010 05:40 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Hoverup

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I have the four blade 500 and 600 size plug-n-play heads and they are great. I also have a three blade 450 size Pro series head that Cliff is making right here in the USA. It too is about the best 450 size head I have and I have at least one of each of the competing brands that I have acquired over the past couple years.

A 600 size EC-135 with Fenestron is under development now by TFModel/SmartModel, so don't give up as I believe that it will be available from RCAerodyne also. Coming in March 2010 barring development snags. So far the fenestron tests are going quite well.

Cheers - Boyd
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01-17-2010 08:13 AM  8 years agoPost 14
Copter Doctor

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i hope the fenny will be available separately and also be affordable. i decided to make my own and while it isnt totally scale, it works. course i now lucked out and got a vario one for a really good price

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01-17-2010 01:14 PM  8 years agoPost 15
doorman

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So You Got It...
Hi Emile,
I almost had my finger on that fene!!!!!! And thanks for compliment on my "squirrel"... It does have a nice look and sound in the air...

I have to agree with Boyd also.... RC Arepdyne has opened up a lot of new possibilities in the scale area, and has allowed a step that a lot more modelers are willing to take, to finally try a scale heli out....
It also seems that most of these fuselages are a bit larger then some others, and that allows you to put an interior in and make it look even more realistic.... and as for the unpainted versions, you can take it to any level you want.... nice option....
But for sport scale... a nice easy conversion from pod and boom...

To me anymore, it just doesn't looke like a heli unless it is "dressed"!!!!!

Stan

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01-17-2010 01:31 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Frank Bostwick

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Id sure like to see more unpainted versions available, I really want to build EC145 and as far as I can see it only comes painted..
Has anyone tried the multi bladed heads offered?
They seem very reasonably priced.

RIP ROMAN

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01-17-2010 01:52 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Dave Willis

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UH1B Tail Drive Shaft
helo1
How is the tail rotor drive shaft laid out in the boom of your UH1?

Thanks.....Dave

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01-17-2010 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 18
iHover

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Unpainted
I wanted a UH-1 unpainted so I gave them a call, they where able to get me one unpainted. It just took a bit longer.
If you dont see it offered unpainted give them a call and see if they can get one unpainted.

You had me at Hover

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01-17-2010 05:09 PM  8 years agoPost 19
helo1

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Tail Rotor Drive Shaft...
Dave: The tail is belt driven. The kit comes with a special belt. In the tail section of the fuselage there's a 45º angle gearbox setup with a short length of tubing to mount the tailcase.
Mike Lidert
Davie,FL.

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01-17-2010 07:56 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Hoverup

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Id sure like to see more unpainted versions available, I really want to build EC145 and as far as I can see it only comes painted..
Contact RCAeroDyne. I'll wager they can help get you what you want.
Has anyone tried the multi bladed heads offered?
They seem very reasonably priced.
See my earlier post.

Cheers - Boyd
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