FunKey Fuselages Review
Outstanding Quality For The Price

I'm very impressed with FunKey "Fuse's" (bodies), as you may know from my Scale RC Helicopter page.

The fiberglass quality on Fun-Key's bodies is top notch and the pre-finished versions (meaning all painted) save so much time if your air brushing/painting skills are as challenged as mine are. 

No, they are not super scale with hundreds of little raised rivets (nothing preventing you from doing that later); but for the price, you'll be hard pressed to find better quality pre-finished scale RC helicopter bodies.

Paint lines are crisp with no running/bleeding and all get clear coated for a deep rich shine and glass smooth finish.

You can also get "unfinished versions", allowing you to put whatever color scheme you choose on them. Their unpainted fuselages cost roughly half that of the painted ones.

My FunKey Fleet - 600/50 Size Bell 222, Airwolf, & Bell 206L.My Current "FunKey Fleet" All Using 600ESP Mechanics
FunKey Scale Jet Exhaust Detail

One nice detail I particularly like on their Bell 222's & Airwolf is they now come with actual stainless steel exhaust nozzles.

The latest ones are even coming with real heat oxidized coloration on the nozzle tips which adds a nice touch of realism. Some people even ask me if it's turbine powered. It's a really nice detail you normally don't see that often on a scale model in this price range.

Quality Fun-Key Fuselage Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber

As I mentioned, the fiberglass layup is outstanding and the bodies are light yet strong. The above photo shows off the typically superb interior fiberglass workmanship quality along with the carbon fiber reinforcements in the high stress areas on this 50/600 size FunKey Airwolf. This will be my fifth FunKey fuse and I'm always impressed - why I stick with them.

Century Helicopter Products is the Fun-Key Aeroplane Models & Balsawood MFR (their full company name) distributor here in North America so that is why you will see many of the same exact models offered by Century. A close inspection inside the fuselage will however confirm it's a Fun-Key product.

FunKey Manuracturing Label

All FunKey fuselages will have this FK-AB decal/label laminated within the fiberglass (generally located up in the doghouse), so you know you are getting the legitimate item.

FunKey Fuselages come nicely boxed, well secured in foam box bracing, and well wrapped in tissue paper & foam wrap unlike some others that are just thrown in a box and get all warped or scratched.

FunKey's Protective Fuselage Packaging

It's always fun and exciting unwrapping them along with the tail fins and other included hardware; and then your eyes pop out when that shiny scale body is finally uncloaked from its wrapping - drooling permitted ;-)

It's Always Fun Unwraping a FunKey Fuselage

FunKey Fuselages are meant for larger RC helicopters and come in 3 different size segments. They are numbered by nitro engine size followed by electric heli size:

  • 30/550
  • 50/600
  • 90/700

The other really nice thing is FunKey is one of the very few scale RC helicopter fuselage manufacturers to offer up an in-depth yet very easy sizing chart with all their specific body styles & sizes.

FunKey Fuselage Sizing Chart

These few simple dimensions on these sizing charts make it possible to determine if your set of RC helicopter mechanics will fit into the specific fuselage you are thinking of.

Speaking of mechanics, the 600/50 size FunKey's are my fuses of choice using the proven T-Rex 600 ESP mechanics.

Just do a Google search for "FunKey 600 scale RC helicopters" and you will see the majority are using 600 ESP mechanics. The overall layout and battery placement in the ESP are what make them work so well for scale projects. 600ESP mechanics are of course not the only ones that will work, but they are by far the most popular.

Align unfortunately discontinued the 600ESP several years back leaving so many of us "scale guys", out on a limb. For that reason, I have started to carry a 600ESP replacement (clone if you prefer). Here's my full review of it along with the sales page.

Fun-Key 50/600 size Bell 206L (LongRanger) BlueFunKey Bell 206L (Long Ranger)

FunKey Bell 206L In Action


The rest of this page is devoted to the specific sizes and models of FunKey's fuselages. I have included photos of every model Fun-Key offers in each of the three sizes, but I have not shown every color scheme.

That said, I do have eBay links to each of the colors available from Jet Tech Models.

I've purchased most of my FunKey fuselages and other RC parts from them. Never had a problem and they consistently have the best pricing on these fuselages I have found. 

Jet Tech Models also offers free economy international shipping on their fuselages and that is a great value right there considering how large the boxes are. I'm always impressed at how fast each fuse arrived. No 2 month long waiting, more like about 2 weeks to Canada.

I should also mention that Fun Key's Jet Rangers, Long Rangers, and Bell 222's don't generally come with the landing struts/skids or retracts and have to be purchased separately. That said, Jet Tech Models USUALLY includes them in their FunKey Scale Packages (another reason I've been so happy with them). Just keep that in mind when looking at the fuselage kits from them or other vendors to make sure that the retracts or landing struts/skids are included and if not, you'll have to order them up separately.


30/550 Size FunKey Fuselages


FunKey 30/550 Size Agusta 109A Dimentions
FunKey 30/550 Size Agusta 109A
  • 550 Size Agusta 109A (Blue)

  • 550 Size Agusta 109A Red

  • FunKey 550 Size Agusta 109A (Coast Guard)


    FunKey 30/550 Size Bell 222 Dimensions
    FunKey 30/550 Size Bell 222
  • 550 Size Bell 222 Green

  • 550 Size Bell 222 Red

  • 550 Size Bell 222 (Purple)
    FunKey 30/550 Size AirWolf
  • 550 Size Airwolf





    FunKey 30/550 Size Jet Ranger Dimensions
    FunKey 30/550 Size Jet Ranger
  • 550 Size Jet Ranger (Red)

  • 550 Size Jet Ranger (Blue)

  • 550 Size Jet Ranger Green


    FunKey 30/550 Size Long Ranger Dimensions
    FunKey 30/550 Size Long Ranger



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    50/600 Size FunKey Fuselages


    FunKey 50/600 Size Agusta Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size Agusta
  • 600 Agusta 109A (Blue)

  • 600 Size Agusta 109A Red
  • 600 Agusta 109A (Yellow)
  • 600 Size Agusta 109A (Coast Guard)
  • 600 Size Agusta 109A Unpainted



    FunKey 50/600 Size AS 350 Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size AS 350
  • 600 Size AS350 Blue/White
  • 600 Size AS350 Blue
  • 600 Size AS350 Red
  • 600 Size AS 350 Ecureuil Red
  • 600 Size 350 Ecureuil (Green)
  • 600 Size AS350 (Camo)
  • 600 Size AS350 (Unpainted)

    FunKey 50/600 Size Bell 222 Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size Bell 222
  • 600 Size Bell 222 (Blue)
  • 600 Size Bell 222 Green
  • 600 Size Bell 222 Red

    FunKey 50/600 Size AirWolf
  • 600 Size Airwolf

    Highly Detailed 600 Size 222 & Airwolf Instrument Panel Now Available.

    Can also be back-lit if you so choose. The hand crafted detail is very good and they don't cost much either. A really nice scale detail to add to your 600 size 222 or Wolf.

  • 600 Size 222/AirWolf Instrument Panel
    FunKey 50/600 Size Jet Ranger Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size Jet Ranger
  • 600 Size Jet Ranger Red
  • 600 Size Jet Ranger Blue
  • 600 Size Jet Ranger Green
  • 600 Size Jet Ranger Unpainted




    FunKey 50/600 Size Long Ranger Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size Long Ranger
  • 600 Size Long Ranger Blue
  • 600 Size Long Ranger Pink






    FunKey 50/600 Size Hughes & MD500 Dimensions
    FunKey 50/600 Size MD500E
  • 600 Size H 500D Blue
  • 600 Size H 500D Green
  • 600 Size H 500D Red
  • 600 Size MD500D Army Green
  • 600 Size H500 D (Camo)
  • 600 Size MD 500E Yellow
  • 600 Size MD500E Blue
  • 600 Size MD 500E Red
  • 600 Size MD 500E Green
  • 600 Size MD 500E Camo
  • 600 Size NH 500E Army Green
  • 600 Size NH 500E Army Desert
  • 600 Size MD 500E Army Green
  • 600 Size 500 MD Tow Defender Army Desert
  • 600 Size 500MD Tow Defender Army Green
  • 600 Size NH 500E Unpainted

    I'm also selling 600 ESP mechanics (for electric powered builds) that will work with all of Funkey's 50/600 size scale fuselages if you are looking for a good quality and reasonably priced set of electric mechanics.

    The video below shows the basics of a 600 ESP mechanics installation into the FunKey 50/600 size Airwolf (same method for the Bell 222), if you are wondering how it's done & how easy or difficult the build is based on your modelling experience.


    90/700 Size FunKey Fuselages


    FunKey 90/700 Size Agusta 109A Dimensions
    FunKey 90/700 Size Agusta 109A
  • 700 Size Agusta 109A (Blue)
  • 700 Size Agusta 109A (Red)
  • 700 Size Agusta 109A (Yellow)
  • 700 Size Agusta 109A Coast Guard
  • 700 Size Agusta 109A Unpainted



    FunKey 90/700 Size Bell 222 Dimensions
    FunKey 90/700 Size Bell 222
  • 700 Size Bell 222 Blue
  • 700 Size Bell 222 (Green)
  • 700 Size Bell 222 (Red)
  • 700 Size Bell 222 Unpainted

  • 700 Size Airwolf


    FunKey 90/700 Size Jet Ranger  Dimensions
    FunKey 90/700 Size Jet Ranger
  • 700 Size Jet Ranger Blue
  • 700 Size Jet Ranger Red
  • 700 Size Jet Ranger Green
  • 700 Size Jet Ranger Yellow
  • 700 Size Jet Ranger (Unpainted)



    FunKey 90/700 Size Long Ranger  Dimensions
    FunKey 90/700 Size Long Ranger
  • 700 Size Long Ranger Blue
  • 700 Size Long Ranger Yellow
  • 700 Size Long Ranger Pink





    FunKey 90/700 Size Hughes & MD500 Dimensions
    FunKey 90/700 Size Hughes & MD500's
  • 700 H 500D Blue
  • 700 Size H 500D Black
  • 700 Size H 500D Red
  • 700 Size H500D Green
  • 700 Size MD500E Yellow
  • 700 Size MD500E Silver
  • 700 Size MD500E Army Desert
  • 700 Size NH 500E Army Green

    To conclude my FunKey Fuselage Write-up, I'll finish off with a video of my 600 size Fun Key Bell 222 powered by Align T-Rex 600ESP Mechanics.  



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