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04-10-2014 05:56 PM  4 years agoPost 1
NitroMedic

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It was recently brought to my attention by someone who has been in the hobby for a very long time that my "1/4 scale" Hughes 500 which is approx. 6 ft. 4 in. from nose to tail is NOT a 1/4 scale bird but in fact, a 1/6 scale? With this being said, it sparked my attention to do a little research. Simply put, a Hughes 500 1:1 ranges from 23 to 25 ft. in length from nose to tail. This would tell me that my 6 ft. 4 in. Hughes 500 would be VERY close to 1/4 scale in size.

Am I missing something? Is this not how "scale" is determined? Maybe I'm just way off base. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Shayne

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04-10-2014 07:00 PM  4 years agoPost 2
mcfast

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That is how it is dun, at 6 ft 4 in, that would be very close to 1/4 scale

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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04-10-2014 07:02 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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Thanks
Just got my answer. It was confirmed in a PM there was a simple verbal miscommunication. Yes, I am the proud owner of a 1/4 scale Hughes 500!

Thanks for the input, Mcfast!

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04-10-2014 10:08 PM  4 years agoPost 4
doorman

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Answer!!
And you thought you were going crazy!!! Oh, you buikd heli's so your already crazy!!!
1/4 scale is 3" =12"
1/6 scale is 2" = 12"

Keep going buddy!!!!

Stan

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04-10-2014 10:23 PM  4 years agoPost 5
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LOL!
Yes sir, it definitely takes a special kinda crazy to do this hobby year after year! But I wouldn't have it any other way! Have met (and plan to meet many more) amazing folks since it all started.

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