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06-03-2011 07:41 AM  8 years ago
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2tall

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800 Size UH-1 For TREX 600E
I noticed that the price on 800 size UH-1 for the TREX 600E has been lowered considerably, especially the unpainted version (RC Aerodyne)

http://www.scaleflying.com/Bell-UH-...ze_p_1123.html.

If you have experience with this kit, good or bad, I'd appreciate your input. My concern is that the price may be low because the kit has become difficult to sell. If so, why? Is it buyer beware, or a great buy?

Mrs. 2tall has a few $$$ burning a hole in her purse and Father's Day is just around the corner.
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06-03-2011 04:37 PM  8 years ago
Mojave

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Seek and ye shall find... Doorman and I have both built this kit. Mine is running skyfox mechanics with flex drive tail and his is using RCA Chaos mechs (rex600e) with belt drive tail. The thread is comprised of 2 builds, a vario 1100 UH1D build and the RCA 800 size B model huey. Lots of reading...
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06-03-2011 08:49 PM  8 years ago
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RC aerodyne told me that the price was lowered because people were not buying it at the old price. Personally I would not buy it at the new price if I had to do it over again. The quality of my kit was not to my satisfaction. It would have taken a lot of bondo to correct the obvious flaws in the mold; and this is a painted fuselage so I would have to have repainted after the bondo work. There is a possibility that I may have gotten a bad one.

I installed an Align 600 3-G in it. It shook so bad when it lifted off that the whole fuselage was a blur. It actually vibrated the whole tail off in a 20 second flight. I repaired the fuselage, then tried to fix the shaking. I have built over 20 scale helicopters, so I have a lot of experience with vibrations; I have always been able to solve the problems, but this time nothing I did helped. I was almost ready to throw it in the trash can, but decided to give it one more try. I then replaced the 3-G mechanics with a flybarred 600. Problem solved. My theory is: the fiberglass is thin, which allows some vibration; the 3-G tries to correct for this which causes it to shake more. A continuous loop is formed, causing the shakes. Could be wrong, but that's my theory.
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06-03-2011 10:46 PM  8 years ago
uncleTy

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I must agree with jack726 about the quality of the molding the unit I got seems very lite/flimsy and is requiring a lot of extra work for scale apperanceUprite and able to take solid food
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06-04-2011 03:09 AM  8 years ago
Mojave

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FYI Joe at East Coast Scale Helis has a nice new line of pre-painted fuses in his shop. I know that he has a huey 212. The prices are fair, quality is high and his customer service and tech help are second to none!! I am in no way a sponsored scale pilot, just a happy customer that likes to spread the good word. There is truth in the statement, "you get what you pay for". That's my .02...All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!
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06-04-2011 03:35 AM  8 years ago
2tall

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I appreciate the tip. Actually, my first choice would be a UH1-D or H model capable of being flown with 600E mechanics. The Vario options look good in all respects but price. I know Vario quality is top drawer, but it can't get much better than the Century AS350, which is far more reasonably priced. If the Century UH1 was a D or H model I would have sprung the bucks."Pay attention...lest the ground rise up and smite thee."
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06-04-2011 02:15 PM  8 years ago
Mojave

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10-4 my hobby bucks are limited too Joe doesn't just carry vario, he has another fuse line called marvelcraft also. Very reasonable when you consider that they are pre-painted with a high level of fit and finish. Just a thought... Good luck with your build.All helis and planes have an expiration date stamped on them...you only find it after you crash!!
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06-04-2011 08:36 PM  8 years ago
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My 2cents: The RCA Huey quality and workmanship is way below the competitor so get ready to expect what you paid for if ever you decide to buy one. However, when it comes to flying characteristic, it is excellent for as long as it is set up correctly. I have a trex 700 mechanics on my RCA Huey with skookum SK720 running on 12S 5000MAH. It flies great and stable. Not bad for a $399.00 fuselage that can swing 813mm blades. I just wish I have a longer main shaft so the head will be taller because it makes a lot of difference in appearance specially when it is up in the air.

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03-01-2012 02:26 PM  8 years ago
vinceisip

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Thanks to 3dRob for the video!
Again, please I need help finding me a 12mm longer main shaft for trex 700. At least 2" longer than the original.

Watch at YouTube

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03-02-2012 02:49 AM  8 years ago
Mojave

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Give this a try, you may be able to mod it to fit. Vario PN 722/35. It's the longer 12mm mainshaft for the big R22. You can order it from Joe at east coast scale helicopters. Sorry for the late reply, I went on work travel and it has been hectic...
Barry
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03-02-2012 03:21 AM  8 years ago
vinceisip

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No problem Barry. Thanks.
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03-02-2012 05:34 AM  8 years ago
Jockobadger

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Hey Vinceisip - nice flying! I have the RCA UH-1N 600 size in the same livery. Mine is plenty big enough for 713 blades which is what's on it. I'm pretty happy with mine. The woodwork is very nice and the fg is fine as far as I'm concerned. It's no Vario or other Euro fuselage, but I just built my first scale bird within the last year so it's still new to me. Now I'm jonesing for a big fancy one, though. I really dig the beautiful scale work I see here. I'm hooked....it's too late for me now. I wish I would've never started... I thought I could handle it...Century Bell 47 III, RCA,700 UH-1N, Hirobo Lama, Logo 500, Logo 400, Trex 550e, HC3SX, Kontronic
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04-02-2012 01:22 PM  8 years ago
vinceisip

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Finally got a 12mm longer head.

Found someone who fabricated a longer main shaft for the trex 700.
Here is the difference.

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04-02-2012 02:34 PM  8 years ago
Mojave

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Very cool indeed Now it looks more scale!
Barry
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