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Old 06-28-2017, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, I've been bitten by the scale bug, so much so that I'm selling of my planes and drones in favor of scale helicopters. I've just finished fitting my T500 into a RCA EC135 body, still working on tuning, and I'm thinking of putting my T600 into a Funkey B222 next.

I'm wondering whats the best way to get scale fittings, antennas, pitot tubes, door handles? Do guys make these things them selves or shell out and buy them? would a 3D printer be the way to go. Also are there any good scale part suppliers in Canada?

I'm in the Belleville ON area, are there any scale heli pilot near buy?

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Old 06-28-2017, 01:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this largely depends on the scale you are working with...
RCAerodyne in US has quite a bit of scale details to start....
but if you're truly into scale you will eventually wonder off to the Vario site... there is a supplier in Canada... they sell all the different bits and pieces for scale helicopters ... mostly in the 1:8 - 1:6 scale...
Vario is pricey... and definitely a builder's kit... but well worth in my opinion...

there are other malefactors as well and at the end of the day it all depends on which helicopter you want to replicate...

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Old 06-28-2017, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to scale helicopter flying in Canada.

We are a small but enthusiastic crowd.

I have built two MD500E as well as B222 in both 600 and 700 scale(my builds are this site) and am happy to lend a hand should you need some help along the way.

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Old 06-28-2017, 09:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There are quite a few scale parts for your 500 size EC135 here, but none for a 600 size Bell 222:

http://www.fine-scalemodela.com/euro...5--ec-145.html

I also love the 222, but keep in mind that on the Funkey/Century body battery access is very tight. The fuselage does not separate; all access is provided by removing the doghouse. The stock doghouse comes in one piece, which means you cannot just take it off because the rotor head is in the way. To improve things some people split the doghouse in two around the head.
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi guys thanks for your help.

@ Tropper7 what's you opinion on changing the battery on the B222 (see getsuyoubi report on battery. Did you have to modify the dog house?
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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@Tropper7 I looked for your 600 size B222 build thread but could not find it can you provide a link

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Old 06-29-2017, 10:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I managed to fit my 2 Gens Ace 5s 4000mAh batteries up front in tandem on my 600 scale. Cozy but doable. If I was to do it again I would have gone straight to the 700 scale...sooo much more room to do things... and stretching the 600 was pretty easy. The ESP frame lends itself well to handing batteries in the B222. Splitting the Doghouse was more time consuming than difficult but very well worth doing.

Most elements of the B222 builds are in the links below. Keep in mind there is always several ways to skin a cat. Also of note, (since I put up that site) I have converted from a separate LiPo driven BEC to a simple LiFe 2s 2100mAh direct supply for the RX/Servos and this working well for me. Even in the 700 I get about 7 minutes of moderate sport flying with that power setup.

iMac site for my 222(600) here:

http://bell222with600esp.com/Bell222...P/Welcome.html

And this is my 700 scale build:

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...light=trooper7

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Old 07-02-2017, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, I've been bitten by the scale bug, so much so that I'm selling of my planes and drones in favor of scale helicopters. I've just finished fitting my T500 into a RCA EC135 body, still working on tuning, and I'm thinking of putting my T600 into a Funkey B222 next.

I'm wondering whats the best way to get scale fittings, antennas, pitot tubes, door handles? Do guys make these things them selves or shell out and buy them? would a 3D printer be the way to go. Also are there any good scale part suppliers in Canada?

I'm in the Belleville ON area, are there any scale heli pilot near buy?

Cheers
Nathan
Hi,

I am a scale builder/pilot, lives in london ontario.

I do all my scale purchases online, in regards to the scale fittings and accessories, I make my own using epoxy putty and styrene.

Welcome to the club, most probably your stuck for years to come !

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Old 10-19-2017, 11:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, I recently finished my 2nd scale ship it has custom paint in the Canadian Coast guard colors, on the bench I has my third build a B222 in London Metro colors. Had a real dificult time with the paint on the 222, used trimclad spray cans and ran into all kind of trouble, any way just starting the build this week.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Your models are looking good. What size is the B222?
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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they are both 600s, Funkey fuselages from Jet Tech Models.
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