TURBINE RC BELL UH1 IROQUOIS HUEY RC SCALE MODEL HELICOPTER GREAT DET

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TURBINE RC BELL UH1 IROQUOIS HUEY RC SCALE MODEL HELICOPTER GREAT DETAILED

I'd been building and flying semi-scale micro helis for some years, but had never quite got around to that 'ultimate' of helis - the Bell UH-1 'Huey'.

Earlier this year, I purchased a FUN Piccolo which I reviewed in box-stock configuration. This time I review the Huey body kit and see how well the stock FUN Piccolo handles the addition of a scale fuselage.

Along with the production of the Piccolo micro heli line, and a range of other R/C models, Ikarus also produced a series of 'body kits' for their Piccolo range of micro helis.

  • Hughes 300
  • Bell UH-1D
  • Bell 222
  • Airwolf

 

The Hughes 300 is a sweet simple rendition of a very common light helicopter.

The Bell 222 is a modern 'corporate' heli and the kit includes the option to install retracting undercarriage!

Airwolf is yes, you guessed it, the star of the TV show of the same name, and basically a 'dressed-up' Bell 222 which also features optional retractable undercarriage.

The venerable Bell UH-1 is a helicopter that needs no introduction, and is the subject of this review.

This would have to be one of the most complete kits I have ever seen. Included are the fuselage halves, a vacuum formed sheet with the windows and other parts, a die-cut sheet of foam components, landing skids and struts, and a decal set covering two possible finishing schemes.

But not only are all the required parts above included, Ikarus have also included such niceties as sandpaper, adhesive tape, two kinds of adhesive, carbon fibre 'tow' for reinforcing, and even a scalpel for cutting the foam! Another nice touch was the inclusion of a more powerful motor for the Piccolo (The Ikarus G-310 'Tuning' motor), an extended set of leads for the tail motor, and a foam blade holder for your finished model.

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