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06-03-2004 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 1
KGB

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Couple of questions if you don't mind.

1) How long are the flight times of the Intrepid (16oz tank)?

2) Would it be unreasonable to think that if taken well care of the Intrepid will still fly great say after 4 years? ( I ask this is based on my unknowledged estimate of 30min/tank, I figured the savings in fuel over 15% glow would actually totally offset the entire cost of the Intrepid after 4 years) I understand that there will be parts that wear and need replacement, but I'm talking from the standpoint of if I have to spend another $1300(kit price) in 4 years of flying to maintain the heli. I'm trying to get all this information because without it, my wife just automatically veto's me buying a $2400 heli

thanks,

Karl

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06-03-2004 02:39 AM  13 years agoPost 2
v22chap

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Karl
I am flying a 3 yr old Bergen gasser and all I have replaced is the spark plug. I have a friend that bought my 3 yr old Bergen and has now had it for another 3 yrs. ,, He has replaced the carb (it looses seal and such and it is easier and about as cheap to just replace it).He has redone the tail gears and bearings ,,but other than that it is stock.

I get about 28 mins out of mine ,, and I fly mild aerobatics.

You will love how it flies and the cheaper gas ,,,,go for it and buy it ,,,bar any dumb thumbs you will be flying that bird after 10 yrs.
I have flown lesser birds for 8 yrs!!!!! And this bird is engineered to servive ,which Malorie can atest to many times.

Tell your wife this heli will make you money. It is one tuff bird.
Larry

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06-03-2004 02:43 AM  13 years agoPost 3
KGB

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Thanks for the reply. That's exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

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06-03-2004 06:10 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Malorie

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Thanks Larry.

One of my Gassers is one of the first Bergen Intrepid Gassers. I think that makes it around 7 or 8 yrs old. If you look closely at the ad pictures, you'll get the idea. The machine has improved a bit since that machine was made. Had I thought about it when I took those pictures, I would have used my newer one for them.

I get 20 to 30 minutes of wild 3D or between 30 to 45 of normal mode flying. More often then not, I get tired before I run out of fuel.

Let the wife know that the flight cost is about 1/10th that of a glow machine, less crashes which are of equal cost.

Life's a journey, NOT a destination.

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06-03-2004 05:04 PM  13 years agoPost 5
ASAT

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$2400 I thought they were about 16-1700 with the neccesary upgrades - what are you doing to get it up to $2400??

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06-03-2004 07:00 PM  13 years agoPost 6
ASAT

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Oh OK - I already have some of that stuff - 401 & 9254 for me. I gotta agree with Mal on the gyro choice... still, tryin to justify 1700 is just as hard....

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06-03-2004 07:09 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Jared J

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Karl, the Predator tank is 22 oz

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06-04-2004 02:01 AM  13 years agoPost 8
KGB

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I got $2400 by adding all the upgrades they sell. Which ones are just bling and really non-functional?

It's actually close to $2600.

9252's
410/9254
9ch pcm receiver
throttle jockey
main blades, paddles, tail blades
flight battery

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07-10-2004 08:53 PM  13 years agoPost 9
don170

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Bergen gasser 3D

anyone knows if the Bergen intrepid gasser with the new zeoah G26 is really a 3d machine or is it just a sport heli?

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07-10-2004 10:15 PM  13 years agoPost 10
KGB

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My understanding is it's a full blown 3d capable.

I'm sure Malorie will jump in here anytime now and verify it

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07-11-2004 02:01 AM  13 years agoPost 11
shihan

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07-12-2004 10:23 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Malorie

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Just "jumping in here"

I think anyone who has seen my Gasser fly can verify it is a full blown 3D machine. It takes a bit more maneuvering room then those glow machines, but will handle any maneuver that I am capable of.

Chris,
You really should get that video posted up.

Life's a journey, NOT a destination.

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07-12-2004 07:22 PM  13 years agoPost 13
G.Man

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Karl, the Predator tank is 22 oz
Yikes, how flipping long do you want each flight???

I got brain fade after 3/4'rs of the Bergen tank... another 6oz would do my head in... not to mention the extra weight...

Don't Email me as I wont reply - PM Only (spam countermeasures)

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07-12-2004 10:31 PM  13 years agoPost 14
KGB

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Hehe.

Jared only flies like 1/4 of a tank at a time. He gets bored

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