View Full Version : Scale Body Kits for 400 class

09-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Anyone have any links to sites with scale body kits for helis like the X-400, TRex and like sized helis?
Seems to me that this size electric heli is very popular right now but there are very few body kits that I can find :confused:

09-10-2006, 10:46 PM
if you can find someone to make a tail extension then you're good to go.

hub dave used to do them...used to...

other than that you're stuck with conventional non raised tail fuses.

09-11-2006, 01:56 AM
hi :) check out these sites http://darthdrk.4t.com/photo2.html or http://www.rchover.com/fuselages_canopies hope you find somethimg you like :D clear skies and good flying

09-14-2006, 11:21 PM
Wow...:eek: :eek: :eek:
That is just the info I was looking for.
That Hind looks great :)

10-06-2006, 10:28 PM
I like the look of the "spectra2" for the TREX. would certainly make mine stand out from the crowd. couple of Q's tho. Are they available in the UK, & how much do they weigh compared to std fuse?

10-07-2006, 10:26 AM
have you got anyone to do the raised tail?

that'll be the tricky bit. ive got 4 darth fuses and 0 raised tails.

they weigh very little infact.


10-07-2006, 10:24 PM
V. concerned about weight/performance/batt "life" with a bodykit fitted. Have seen scale kits for 400 sized helis adding upto 100gms:eek: , one of the reasons I was looking at the spectra was its slim faired rear for backwards flight. anyone had a trex canopy in a wind tunnel. forward versus rear & the implications during flight? (or should I be posting this on the aerodynamics post??)

11-09-2006, 10:09 AM
weight is not an issue as long as the cg is good. People hang 350-400g of camera, mount, and assorted aerial photography gear on Trex 450's and claim the fly just fine. Of course they aren't doing 3D with this stuff.

Aerodynamics of the scale kits should not matter if you are flying it like the prototype. Again, 3D might be a different matter.

12-20-2006, 04:02 PM
Here is a pic of jet ranger from darkdarth I am working on for my trex.


12-29-2006, 08:55 PM
I've bought a 2nd TREX, just an XL model, Airwolf kit ordered, just electrics to sort out, should have it in the air in a couple of months. No rush, the weather in the UK pretty grim this time of year.