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08-12-2010 10:01 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Wayne Parrish

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Who is the manufacturer of the Funkey fuselages ? A distributor maybe also.

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08-12-2010 11:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Mojave

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I believe the guy's out of Hong Kong. It may be a guy in this forum under the name willerbee. Century sells funkey fuses under the century brand also.

All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!

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08-13-2010 01:42 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Wayne Parrish

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If you go to Century's site ,all you get is pretty pictures and them telling you how wonderful they are ! WHY don't they give dimensions for their fuselages so the CUSTOMER ,who pays the bills, can make a rational judgement as to whether the mechanics he has will fit the FUSELAGE !!! Seems pretty simple or am I missing something ?? Century is not the only one that lacks that service . Very poor marketing in my opinion. Would you not think that fuse sales my pick up if the CUSTOMER knew what to buy ??

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08-13-2010 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 4
w freeman

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funkey century
Heli world, Century for years has had a compatibility chart for their fuses on the website. They are not as easy to get to as once upon a time, but I think I saw the chart awhile back. If you do a search for compatibility chart for century fuses, I think you will find it.
I am almost positive I did see it in last month or so.

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08-13-2010 03:07 AM  8 years agoPost 5
T-Squared

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Yes, they did have compatibility charts until about a year ago. I asked them where they had gone and was told they were taken down to be updated. They are obviously in no rush to complete the update!!

I have the Bell 222 50 size fuselage. It is very nice and 100% compatible with Century, Hirobo Sceadu, and Raptor 50 mechanics. I belive others need varying degrees of modification.

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08-13-2010 03:19 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Wayne Parrish

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Like I said,they really don't think much of their customers by not furnishing them. You would think that with the economy like it is they would want to do anything to generate sales.

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08-13-2010 04:58 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Mojave

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Yeah, you kinda have to do some digging through the site to find the info. They used to have a compatibility chart. If you click on the fuse, then go to suggested mechanics icon you will see what they recommend. They also give you the overall fuse dimensions, but not the nitty gritty dimensions like woodwork to top of doghouse, height of the tail boom centerline etc..

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08-13-2010 10:42 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Copter Doctor

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Hi guys,
you have to keep in mind that in order to accurately update the chart, you have to research. you have to find out what fits. this takes time as not many are putting everything in everything. what they have been doing is letting the reps like myself give feedback. i have been providing info as to what machines fit what fuse as much as i can on an individual basis when possible. the only problem is, if i get a call asking if a particular machine will fit a particular fuse, and i have never tried that combo myself or know of anyone who has, i cant say that it will because i would be guessing. then if that customer gets the combo and it doesnt work, well then there are more issues. the best thing to do is ask out there. feedback as to what machines are being used in the various fuses definately help.
dimensions of machines vary as well from manufacturer to macnufacturer. if you know for example that a raptor 50 will fit in the funkey 50 size md500, and your machine is similar to a raptor's dimensions, that is a good way to find out if you are in good shape.
the chart was removed to be updated and it does take time to allow accuracy, and feedback understandably takes time as well.
send me a pm, will be glad to help figure out what works and what wont

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08-13-2010 05:22 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Wayne Parrish

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Copter Dr, I really didn't want someone to tell me what would or wouldn't fit a fuselage. All I wanted was the basic dimensions of the fuselage and then I can use my experience level to decide if it is workable. Why not just put those simple measurements back on at least.Thanks for your input and hope you're having fun at IRCHA . Wayne

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08-13-2010 09:12 PM  8 years agoPost 10
reddragon

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I agree with Wayne. All we need are the dimensions. In fact they could have even left the chart up while they did any updates in the background and posted them when they were done.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-13-2010 10:10 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Wayne Parrish

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NOW NOW,That would have been too accomodating .

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08-14-2010 04:25 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Copter Doctor

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okay i see the point, i will put that across to Paul Pan here at ircha tomorow.
thanks guys, i am havinbg an absolute blast here. if you all have never been to ircha, you gotta do it at least once but be warned, its very addictive. its the worlds biggest rc heli party!!

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08-14-2010 04:50 AM  8 years agoPost 13
ruddernate

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Go ahead Emile, rub it in. Have enough fun for the rest of us.

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08-14-2010 04:58 PM  8 years agoPost 14
T-Squared

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Found this on the ProHeli web site...

http://www.proheli.cn/help.asp?id=36

Ron.

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08-16-2010 11:07 PM  8 years agoPost 15
oldfart

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Yes, dimensions would be of use, then they would not need a compatibility chart ( I have never seen such charts etc. given for Vario fuselages or other fuselage brands).

With just giving the critical dimensions of consequence, they could then leave the responsibility of the fitting to the mechanics to the purchaser.

I am sure it would increase their sales.

P.S. Emile - your BlackHawk looked great at IRCHA and your flying of it was very impressive!! You seemed to be flying it many times more often then the other scale birds there. Thanks for the pleasure of seeing it fly so well.

Phil

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08-16-2010 11:59 PM  8 years agoPost 16
PaulBowen

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Hi Guys,

I wish they could bring out something new and interesting.

I fly a Logo 500 because it is a convenient economical heli that flys great. Unfortunately there seems to be nothing too exiting in the fuselage department for it.

Funkey has had the same old left overs from the shuttle era for years (AS350 excluded).

The Jetrangers look bloated, the Lonranger has a badly proportioned boom.

I know its hard to make a one size fits all, but it would be great to have a new Logo 500 size Bell 206, R-44, or Enstrom 280 or 480.

Surely not everyone is flying 600's.

Pleeeeeeease help !!!!

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08-17-2010 12:06 AM  8 years agoPost 17
oldfart

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Funkey has had the same old left overs from the shuttle era for years (AS350 excluded).
What? When was the last time you checked out their fuselages - ALL of their 50 sized are new and ALL are very highly detailed!!!???

Ditto for a number of their newer 60/90 sized fuselages - very different from the ones they had years ago!!!

Phil

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08-17-2010 12:25 AM  8 years agoPost 18
PaulBowen

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Hi,

I will mention again that I am a proud Logo 500 flyer.

Yes they have the new MD-500 but they are 50\600 size machine.

MD-500's are very sexy but they are also like Piper Cubs and Extra's at a model field. (like arseholes, everyones got one)

A 500 size Hughes 500C would be nice to see.

As for the Jetranger it's bloated. The boom angle is wrong and the boom is also fat and stunted.

Just my 2 cents.

Futaba T18SZ, JR Propo XG14, Hirobo fanatic!

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08-17-2010 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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thanks Phil,it was flying quite well and consistent so i went with it. my airwolf blew up the engine on friday so it remained a static model the rest of the weekend. it flew great til the moment of truth though
since the 58d was my contest bird, it flew less and also being electric didnt help with its number of flights after the contest was over. i still prefer the nitros and gas over the electrics
it was great chatting with you and hope to see you there again next year!

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08-17-2010 01:36 AM  8 years agoPost 20
PaulBowen

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Oh, I see.

I do a google search of Leisure tech Canada and find pictures of Century Heli's.

Its funny when you (I) give a little bit of constuctive critisism and don't realise who I am talking to.

Oldfart, if you gave half a **** about scale you would take my comments for what they are (constructive).

Not everyone wants\needs or can afford 50-60 or 90 size scale machines.

I instead converted decided to convert my CPL fixed wing to Helicopter last year so that I could fly the real thing.

If I was in the market for a full blown 90 size scale I would not be looking to Century\Funkey.

Thankyou

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