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10-16-2010 11:41 AM  8 years agoPost 1
OzModeller

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Hi Guy's

Just bought one of these for my first stand way off scale project!

Going to install my Shuttle plus 2 mechanics in it. Just wondering what everyone does for scale landing gear? Is there an online shop where I can get some from??

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

Cheers

Oz

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10-16-2010 02:27 PM  8 years agoPost 2
ruddernate

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If JestRR here on rr isn't too busy, he makes a nice set. Or you can use brake line tubing and bend them yourself. Here's a shot of the set he made for me.

fly it like you stole it

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10-16-2010 10:56 PM  8 years agoPost 3
OzModeller

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If JestRR here on rr isn't too busy, he makes a nice set. Or you can use brake line tubing and bend them yourself. Here's a shot of the set he made for me[quote]

Hi ruddernate, Looks like a quality job. I'm always worried that they will look too tall! Think I might look at making some myself maybe with the help of these. http://au.vario-helicopter.biz/shop...oducts_id=32690

Cheers

Oz

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10-17-2010 12:15 AM  8 years agoPost 4
ruddernate

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sulphur,Ok.

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I don't have any experience with the vario bits but you can use JB weld and a screw from inside if you want a mechanical hold. It makes a nice look and holds like a champ. I slammed that heli from 100 ft up and the skids bent but never let loose at the joints. JestRR's will be perfectly scale so not to worry about being too tall. The heli he made skids for of mine sat perfectly. I have to admit though I'll give the next ones a go myself.

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10-17-2010 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 5
AltecLansing

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Post pictures of your build.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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10-17-2010 04:05 AM  8 years agoPost 6
SidewaysLS4

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+1! I'd like to see how these new 'V2' versions look and set up for sure!

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10-17-2010 05:36 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Sidneyw

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Well, Century just lists recommended mechanic for this fuselage, Hawk Pro and Century 30 size mechanics. Swift 16 is out of the question. Will sure be watching how this build goes.
http://www.centuryheli.com/products...ntid=721&info=1

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10-17-2010 01:39 PM  8 years agoPost 8
AltecLansing

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There used to be a chart that would list other mechanics that fit in the various funkey fuses.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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10-17-2010 07:29 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Copter Doctor

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yes these new fuses are a redesign of the old 30 size jetrangers and are slightly larger in size. see the old fuse was designed so many yeaqrs ago when 30 size helis were about the size of the shuttle plus. you have the concept 30, kialt's enforcer and baron 20/30 mx. physicaly these machines were smalkker than todays 30 machines. todays 30 machines are built to 50 size specs so the conversion will only mean the engine upgrade and blades and in some cases the boom as well. the sceadu, raptor, venture/voyager, hawk/raven are all the same size in a 30 or 50 but physically bigger than the old generation 30s sooooo the fuses are made to suit.
what most have been doing with the new gen 30's was put them in a 50 size fuse and swap the shorter 30 boom for the longer 50 boom. withthe new gen 30's you wont have to.
now in the case of the electrics in the 550 size it may be too small for thesenewer gen 30 fuses but i may be wrong, gotta see about that.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-18-2010 03:13 PM  8 years agoPost 10
SidewaysLS4

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That Silvan1975 guy selling the new generation .30's on ebay had a photo of the baseplate inscribed "Trex 550", so it might be a good fit

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10-18-2010 03:19 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Copter Doctor

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okay thats cool!! well its good to go then

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10-18-2010 03:35 PM  8 years agoPost 12
BarracudaHockey

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Bell makes two sets of skids on the 206.

The standard skids, and the optional high skids.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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10-19-2010 05:59 PM  8 years agoPost 13
MTBSuspEng

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Please Post Photos when you receive the fuselage!
I really want to build a Jet Ranger, and a 550 sized would be perfect!!!! Especially if it fits a trex 550.

Trex 700e VBar 5.0, BT, Radix, 1917h, Jive, 8717, BLS251
500 ESP Mini V-Bar, MSR

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10-20-2010 07:06 AM  8 years agoPost 14
JestRR

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actually there are three. 5 for the jet rangers. most are ether low corperate skids, some with fareings, the regular high skids, then there are 3 different over the water skids. some like the longranger and 407, then some that have a long skid with the floats in there and then there is another set with skids and steps that are totally different. Contact me for what ever you heart desires!! JestRR@msn.com

Mike Spinner
Florence OR
SCALE JUNKIE!!
NORTHWEST SCALEWORKS

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10-20-2010 07:37 AM  8 years agoPost 15
JKENNEY

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Scale Skids
Hey OzModeller

I have the .30 size JetRanger with scale skids from copterdoctor,(who's sending me some .50's now) they look much like JestRR's and they look perfect on the fuse, ive changed the steps to give it a more scale appearence.
check out my gallery, pm me i'm in Prerth as well cso we can have a fly and a chat.
Next time around i will be building my own skids, the jb weld and screws are the way to go.
I have put both shuttle plus and hurrican 550 mechanics in my fuse.
this is a pic of fuse with hurrican 550 before scale skids.

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10-20-2010 07:39 AM  8 years agoPost 16
JKENNEY

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oops
After all of that, my fuse is the hirobo/century slightly different.
SORRY

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10-20-2010 12:03 PM  8 years agoPost 17
Copter Doctor

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actually, yours is the older style century 30 size jet ranger

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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10-21-2010 03:10 AM  8 years agoPost 18
SidewaysLS4

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Looks like I'll be joining this party once all the parts filter in. Unpainted version fuselage on the way...tentatively to be painted like a standard Kiowa. Planning on casting the tail boom rotor area sides, then lopping them off and reversing the tail rotor to the correct side with re-fiberglassed sides of the fuselage shaped like the origional fuselage, only opposite. Working on getting some JestRR skids...probably a better fabricating skill set than mine going that route . Mechanics will be T550 FBL, running a SK360 for stabilization. Possible useage of the Smartmodel T600 extended main shaft if the main rotor needs to be lifted higher to be more-scale.

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