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01-24-2015 08:33 AM  3 years agoPost 1
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Hi. I am looking at purchasing a Funkey Longranger 700 size body. I am looking at using the Align
T-Rex 700 L Dominator DFC mechanics. I want Pod & Boom mechanics so I can fly outside the body first. I also want a scale looking head hence DFC. I have seen on the forum people use 600 mechanics in the Funkey 700 fuse with a 700 tail boom. I know the 700 mechanics are more expensive than the 600 but I don't mind paying more for better quality. My question is
No 1. Am I better with a Funkey Longranger 600 with Align 600 mechanics, or a Funkey 700 with Align 600 mechanics, or a Funkey 700 with Align 700 mechanics.
Question 2 is will the Align 700 L Dominator DFC mechanics fit in the Funkey 700 body.
Also are the 700 mechanics that much bigger than the 600 as I might install a scale cockpit and sound module if there is room in the fuselage. It appears to buy new Align 600 mechanics would require a DFC upgrade, as it not offered on a new kit, whereas I can buy the Align 700 L Dominator DFC in kit form. I am an experienced RC Heli guy but have not dealt with DFC heads before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Best regards from Australia.

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01-24-2015 10:55 AM  3 years agoPost 2



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Maybe you've seen this but if not, here is a great review on the Funkey fuselage's from the RCHF guy. Lots of info on them...

Gravity's a bitch ant it?

01-24-2015 12:15 PM  3 years agoPost 3

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The Dfc is a too low head for it,

The Longranger/Jetranger have long shafts.

You will find the reason the 700 gets used more is due to using the 800 size boom, which means you can run longer blades 790/810's the 600 will not cope with those length of blades, especially on a DFC head which has a low C of G..

But saying that, I have found some very adaptable and clever people, who are good at adapting and custom making..

I personally would not go for the DFC head as it would not look right IMHO, the standard FBL head for 600 would be ok along with the 600 size fuse... which will mean you wont have to change much, except use a 700 size boom..

If you decide to run longer blades I was recommended to upgrade the main gear and Auto gear, and speed up the tail using the different up speed gears. ( in my build thread)

I am sure others will chip in..


All The Best

01-26-2015 07:17 PM  3 years agoPost 4


Prescott Valley, AZ

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I built a Funkey 60 size Jet Ranger back before they called it a '700' size. IMHO, you're better off with a stretched 600. The mechanics are more compact, and it'll have no problem swinging the ~670mm blades for that size heli.

Also, the Long Ranger fuse is smaller than the Jet Ranger fuse in that size. 700 mechanics will be a tight fit.

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01-26-2015 10:25 PM  3 years agoPost 5



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I would go 600 mechs with 700 tail and blades. And consider also the Bell 407 fuse

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