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09-10-2007 06:53 PM  10 years agoPost 1
WHITEHOUSE HELI

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09-10-2007 08:03 PM  10 years agoPost 2
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Whitehouse,
Here is a part of a post that Raja made at another site. It pretty much explains things. Although he did forget to mention that Bergen is another good gasser.
Spectra-g is the best 3D heli -- lightest, most maneuverable, but more expensive
Vario is best suited for scale. It is also one of the smoothest gassers out there but also the heaviest, Poor heavy 3D performance. The most expensive machine.
Predator is an all around heli -- good 3D performance, cheaper than most, lower quality parts, and many guys use it for camera work. Had isssues with parts availability and support, but seems like it may be solved now.
Maxum is the new kid on the block.
Take it easy

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09-10-2007 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 3
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Well now that Century jacked up their prices it doesn’t matter which one you choose.

If you choose the Spectra-G then you should get the engine modified by Al because MinAir doesn’t support the 260PUH as a stock option.

If you get the Predator the clutch alignment is critical so be prepared to deal with it. I am not sure why MinAir doesn’t have the same issues with their clutch alignment. Maybe Raja can give us a clue or confirm that the alignment issues are the same.

Ace
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09-11-2007 01:42 AM  10 years agoPost 4
CNCjunkie

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Well now that Century jacked up their prices it doesn’t matter which one you choose.
I was disappointed they did that. It's the cost of doing business, but I really believe Century lost the edge they had over other Heli manufacturers in the gasser market. I got lucky because I pre-paid when Pred. kits were all on back order, so I got the NX at the old price.

I've got to give Century credit though, Antonio in particular, for taking care of a couple of missing parts without hassle. But I might have to think twice about my next gasser purchase. That’s just the frugal side of me talking.

Jim

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09-11-2007 01:48 AM  10 years agoPost 5
rbort

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Interesting

I didn't realize they jacked up their prices. I guess I should revise my advice, its no longer cheaper than the Spectra now -- looks like more money actually at quick glance.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4136 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3200 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1430 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 196 flts

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09-11-2007 01:58 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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Don't Forget Bergen

Don't forget the Bergen. While maybe not as crisp in 3D compared to the Spectra-G, the heli is american made in MI. They have great customer service. I have both a Gasser and Turbine and Chris Bergen has been great in supporting me and the machine. Good quality, no real upgrades available. Bergens run the G26 and I run a Hanson modified 3DMax engine. It's smooth as silk and plenty of power. By the way, I have never had to wait for a spare part. They always have spares available.

Lou

Twin Bergen 44Magnums FBL Wren NW44s - Kero start

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09-11-2007 02:03 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Shiro Muji

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all I can say is go for the heli which struck you the first time!!!! no matter the price, as long as you will find contentment in it and you will enjoy flying it.

Maxum with Hanson 3D Max, Maxum Nitro, Maxum 30.5cc modified engine, RH Generator, Sceadu .50Hyper

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09-11-2007 03:46 AM  10 years agoPost 8
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09-11-2007 12:56 PM  10 years agoPost 9
lperagallo

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Visit their web site at http://www.bergenrc.com They are located in Cassopolis.

Lou

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09-11-2007 01:08 PM  10 years agoPost 10
rbort

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Spectra

If you get the Spectra then you buy a Hanson modified G26 to go in it from http://www.bhhanson.com.

-=>Raja.

MA 1005 Hanson 280, 4136 flts
Spectra 27 3DMax, 3200 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1430 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 196 flts

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09-11-2007 01:37 PM  10 years agoPost 11
broncoholic

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all I can say is go for the heli which struck you the first time!!!! no matter the price, as long as you will find contentment in it and you will enjoy flying it.
That is true in some things. But for a new person to the hobby.

You always read the advice for someone new to the hobby to go to your local field and see what they are flying. So you can get the help you need. So that makes many have to rethink their original choice.

I know if I lived in Michigan or surrounding states I would be getting a Bergen in a heart beat. Having them within driving distance would be unreal, plus you would be within driving distance of unlimited parts for his heli when needed. No need to wait for it to be ordered. If you had any problems just call and make an appointment with the owners and drive down and get direct service.

With all the other helis he would be waiting for parts and may not have anyone local to help him with the set up and such.

Take it easy

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