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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:10 PM
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Scale Fuselage

Looking to put my 450 size mechanics in a scale Fuselage. Preferably an AH1 Cora, but an apache would be OK as well. Ay suggestions on a decent fuselage at a decent price? And/or a good source to buy scale fuselage?

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:17 PM
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For a 450 the first place I'd look is darth's.

On the menu on the left side you'll 450 size and 450 size page 2.

http://darthdrk.4t.com/photo3_1.html
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 06:32 AM
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both of the ones you want are not for starting out in scale as they both need a raised tail
imo take a look at a MD500 or some other heli that doesnt need modded frames frist
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:36 AM
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both of the ones you want are not for starting out in scale as they both need a raised tail
imo take a look at a MD500 or some other heli that doesnt need modded frames frist
In general I would agree, but it is completely depending on OP's mechanical and building skills, and I have seen multiple examples of people using a raised tail heli as first scale project and getting it right without too much hassle.

If you are not the most talented mechanic or builder, however, I would indeed strongly advise against the raised tail models....

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Heli builder, not so much experience, but, ive been building and flying planes since I was 6...near 30 years now, including warbirds, old school glow ducted fan, EDF, and now turbines...a raised tail doesn't intimidated me aside from sourcing the parts to do it :-)
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 10:41 AM
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If that's the case: go ahead....

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Old Oct 14, 2012, 11:18 AM
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yea go for it
have to assume the worst around here

btw if you want a REALLY nice AH-1 a T-rex500 might be the way to go with the Align AH-1 kit for it
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:03 PM
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Heli builder, not so much experience, but, ive been building and flying planes since I was 6...near 30 years now, including warbirds, old school glow ducted fan, EDF, and now turbines...a raised tail doesn't intimidated me aside from sourcing the parts to do it :-)
Yeah - I hate that. I've been flying planks about that long as well.
My first radio didn't even have a gold sticker on it. We did "kit bashing" to convert a Bonanza into a V-tail had to build mechanical mixing trays 'cause there was no such thing as a computer radio that did mixing.

But there seems to be that direct correlation between post count and IQ that's holding us back.

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have to assume the worst around here
Why?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 02:33 PM
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low post count lot of people that want to get in over there heads no way to know what some ones level of knowledge is
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 02:52 PM
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low post count lot of people that want to get in over there heads no way to know what some ones level of knowledge is
I've found asking is much less offensive than just assuming.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 03:55 PM
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i have found asking tends to piss people off any way
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Meh, I'm not upset. I'd rather make one extra post explaining my experience l level, than see some noob get bad advice based on an assumption of skill. Good looking out for the new folks out there.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Oryon have taken a look at that Align AH-1 kit?
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Yea that thing is gorgeous, but I was hoping to use my 450 that I already have, rather than building a new heli too.. plus its kind of a guinea pig for multi blade rotor etc for me. Im thinking I'll do a " stand off scale" type setup with the 450 and a darthdark fuselage, experiment a bit, then build the align AH1...
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