RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 1752 views POST REPLY
HomeScale✈️AircraftScale HeliScale Helicopter Main Discussion › What is the scale size?
12-26-2010 04:12 PM  9 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
heliflyer3

rrApprentice

Macomb, MI

MyPosts All Forum Topic
What is the scale size?
I've got a TT MD530 fuse and want to know what the scale size (1/6, 1/16 etc etc) for decals and add on items so that she will look more authentic. Thanks for any help
Fly it like it's your buddys bird
AMA#914056
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-26-2010 04:49 PM  9 years ago
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Are you talking about the 50 size?

Edit: doing the math its around 1/6 scale if its the 50
Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-26-2010 05:56 PM  9 years ago
Dr.Tim

rrElite Veteran

Mojave Desert

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Most models are
30 size about 1/12th
60 size about 1/10th to 1/8th
90 or Gasser and some turbines about 1/6th
Follow these sizes and you should be OK when picking out pilots and decals ...
From Simple minds come simple ideas! Approach Engineering
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-26-2010 06:16 PM  9 years ago
heliflyer3

rrApprentice

Macomb, MI

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Yes I have the 50 size...so somewhere around 1/6? or is it in between the 1/6 -1/10?Fly it like it's your buddys bird
AMA#914056
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-26-2010 07:01 PM  9 years ago
Christopher J

rrElite Veteran

Kansas City, MO Californian lost in land of Oz

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I thought the 60 size one was 1:6 and the 50 size one was more around 1:8Christopher J
same as I ever was
"Still all set & Flying the original"
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-27-2010 02:15 PM  9 years ago
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I just took the fuselage measurements from each and did a little math. Could be plus or minus

They sell a 25 percent Yak thats 72" but if you do the math it would have to have an 81" wing so I take manufacturers claims of scale with a grain of salt
Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-27-2010 04:59 PM  9 years ago
Richard Morgan

rrApprentice

Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
The only way to truly determine the scale accurately is to first, research the length/height/span of the full size bird in inches or millimeters. Then divide that figure by 6 for 1/6th, 8 for 1/8th, 10 for 1/10th etc. For the helicopter in question; at 1/6th scale the MD-530’s length would work out to about 46" or 1168.3mm.

Length = 23ft x 12( to convert to inches which is 276" ) / 6 (the scale desired) = 46" @ 1/6th scale.
[23 x 12 / 6 = 46" or 1/6th]

OR

Length = 7.1 meters x 1000 ( to convert to mm which is 7010mm ) / 6 (the scale desired) = 1168.3mm @ 1/6th scale.
[7.1 x 1000 / 6 = 1168.3mm or 1/6th scale]

(Note: you can refine it further. Say you are looking for a scale of 1/6.5 all you do is to divide by 6.5 etc.)

You can also take the measured length/height/span (inches or millimeters) of your model and multiply by let's say 6 (if your model is supposedly 1/6th scale) to see how close the manufacturer is to being accurate.

There really is no rhyme or reason to the "50 size, 60 size" and so on estimate. You need to do this scale conversion to find out approximately what your helicopter’s scale is or there about. Unfortunately many of the manufactures are not as accurate as you might like to think when it comes to scale dimensioning. Thus leading you to the conclusion that many of them obviously use the "That looks good from here" approach to scale modeling!

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-27-2010 06:25 PM  9 years ago
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
SPECS: Fuselage Length: 48.03" (1220mm)
Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-27-2010 07:01 PM  9 years ago
Richard Morgan

rrApprentice

Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Hey Andy:

At 48.03 inches that works out to a scale of just about 1/5.75. So in fact it is a little larger than 1/6. This can make a difference when scaling decals.
Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-28-2010 11:29 PM  9 years ago
Christopher J

rrElite Veteran

Kansas City, MO Californian lost in land of Oz

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thats awesome information Richard, I had never thought of measuring like that to find out actual accuracy. I'm gonna have to try that with some of my pilot figures as I have some that are supposedly 1:6 scale but they are "out if place" in size compared to my scalers that are"quoted" at 1:6 and 1:7.Christopher J
same as I ever was
"Still all set & Flying the original"
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-04-2011 08:22 PM  9 years ago
Richard Morgan

rrApprentice

Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I am glad that this information was useful for you.

It is really amazing what you will find when you use this method to check the true scale size of things. I have found that many items claimed to be a specific scale size are anything but. That is why I end up making most everything for my helis from scratch.
Richard

Is it just me, I thought all Helicopters flew in 3D......Hmmmm?
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-04-2011 08:27 PM  9 years ago
smokie

rrApprentice

Lawrenceburg In. Dearborn

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thanks Richard I looking to try a 1/6 scale scratch build Apache.

Dave
Raptor 90
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1752 views POST REPLY
HomeScale✈️AircraftScale HeliScale Helicopter Main Discussion › What is the scale size?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 4  Topic Subscribe

Sunday, February 23 - 10:25 am - Copyright © 2000-2020 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online