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› Century Swift READY TO FLY !! this is a joke​seriously
05-30-2009 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
piranhafreak

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OK ill say it for you guys you get what u pay for i just bought a century swift rtf opened it up to a bent flybar all the linkage is croated greas all over the heli belt is so loose to the point the tail spins without moving the belt batterys dont fit right in the controler i had to put spacers in beetween each battery to make sure they dont loose contact canopy doesnt fit on the heli the way they have the battery setup to be main blades have a tear in covering servo movement is so slowwwwwwwwww when heli spools up holy wobble the thing looks liek gonan explode so i have to tear down the whole heli and rebuild it again rtf rofl this is a joke my blade cp pro flys 10 times better then this thing

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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05-30-2009 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 2
piranhafreak

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and now i have a puffed lipo that is garbage

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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05-30-2009 11:15 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Ronald Thomas

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Send it back!

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05-30-2009 11:47 PM  8 years agoPost 4
piranhafreak

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?? Cant they catch fire?? I threw it out in the dumpster were i was flying thinking its not safe to carry around ill go back and get it though if its ok to handel i hate to lose the money for it

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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05-30-2009 11:48 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas

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I would call whoever you got it from and tell them you are sending it back now..............Ron

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05-30-2009 11:50 PM  8 years agoPost 6
piranhafreak

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bought of of ebay i doubt they will take the heli back

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05-31-2009 12:58 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Ronald Thomas

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If you bought it off EBAY, you used Paypal right? If they don't take it back, file a claim with Paypal and get your money back that way. Don't let them take you for a ride........Ron

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05-31-2009 12:25 PM  8 years agoPost 8
Greybird

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How can you buy something off E-bay and complain when it is not right? What do you expect? Century has no control over E-Bay crap.

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05-31-2009 02:36 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Ronald Thomas

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Some Century authorized dealers sell on Ebay. It could happen......Ron

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05-31-2009 05:23 PM  8 years agoPost 10
piranhafreak

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it was a hobbyshopwarehouse i dont hold them responsable at all it wasent there fault more just kinda let down by century and it will work fine once i tear it down put new blades and a new lipo what ever i have gotten stuff in worse shape from members its tghe nature of the hobby i guess i will call century see if they will help me out at all

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05-31-2009 09:10 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Greybird

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Only buy from the reputable dealers. There are MANY to choose from. Look at the list of sponsors on this forum. E-Bay is asking for trouble. What did you save 20 bucks? Not worth it.

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05-31-2009 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 12
MotorRotor

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and now i have a puffed lipo that is garbage
I bought 2 of the same lipos off a clubmate for flying a scale bird I have. They work as good as other budget 4S packs I have with similar mah ratings.

As the other budget packs I have had, one did puff when I ran it past its 90% level. But after balancing and recycling it three times at a low charge rate (1 amp) it is back working fine. I now have 12 more flights on it. The other has over 40 now. IMHO, the key to any budget type of pack is to NOT EVER over discharge them.

That said. I have found that the amp demand on battery packs for these larger electric helis (those using 500mm and longer blades) is very high. So now I only buy top rated batteries for my larger electrics.

The 3 x three year old Flight Power 4S/3700mah/20C packs I have, not only give noticably more voltage under these relatively heavy loads, but also last a lot longer (I have 2 that have over 125 charges) and are much more tolerant of abuse. I have discharged them a few times now to 90% of their ratings and they did not puff!! But they do cost more then twice as much as the ones supplied in the RTF kits.

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05-31-2009 10:52 PM  8 years agoPost 13
piranhafreak

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Only buy from the reputable dealers. There are MANY to choose from. Look at the list of sponsors on this forum. E-Bay is asking for trouble. What did you save 20 bucks? Not worth it.
acutaly i bought the swift for $489.99 free shipping normal price is $599.99 and i thought it was just to good of a deal to pass up also there arent any online dealer that century products other wise i would have

helidirect is number 1 in my book and i buy almost everything from them as i dont have a local hobby shop

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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06-01-2009 06:26 PM  8 years agoPost 14
imnxtc

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.....also there arent any online dealer that century products other wise i would have
I have found a number of on-line dealers that sell the Swift and parts for it.

There are a lot of us Swift flyers, who buy from a number of different on-line dealers, in the "Large Electric Heli" forum on R C G.

Are you a newbie to R/C electric helis? What type of flying are you wanting to do?

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06-01-2009 07:10 PM  8 years agoPost 15
piranhafreak

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I have built many helis from t-rex 600e 500esp 450sev2 swift 620se dragonus helimax 450 century hawk well u get the point but i dont get the chance to fly much at all infact all the heli i just listed i never even flew a single one of them so im still a noob yes infact the only heli i have been flying is a blade cp pro and i would say im pretty ok the largest heli have flown before my was my blade 400 untill i flew the swift the other day and i loved it but my problem was the way it arrived and the lipo puffed after the 3rd charge
also i had a Century hawk adn that went togther like a dream so i had goof faith in century and still do as i want to get a 620se again and actually fly it

as for online dealers there are a few but 99 % of them there stock levels are pathetic even heli-world.com aka centuryheli has issues there to it seems

as far as my flying style i just like to be in the air although i would like to get into 3d and i am currently practising my inverted flying skills on the sim at the moment

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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06-05-2009 07:24 PM  8 years agoPost 16
jamesppp

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These discount Ebay sellers may combine all the sub standard stuff that that has been sent back into one box and sell it at a discount...who knows...Maybe the factory where the kits are finalized forgot to feed the workers that day..You never know,.

Hopefully they will take care of you. The ready to fly setup is marginal as far as electroniocs like servos anyway. If it arrived in the shape it should be in, a close look and thourough chek out session should be all yopu need to do to get it flying. Once you are past that stage, you have to buy some software to program the radio for more headspeed. Then, they sell hop up kit bundles to get the thing up tp the standard performance that IMO, it should be even for a first timer noob.

I dont get why they dont overbuild the damn thing and make it where you you just install a different pinion, adjust the radio and install a better battery when you are ready...Charge more money but get it right

Offer the thing without a radio and receiver too...Who wants to have to program the radio via computer every time???

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06-05-2009 07:46 PM  8 years agoPost 17
piranhafreak

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I took it apart rebuilt it put new blades on it and new tail blades and lipo and now it flys rather well but at this point i probably could have built a swift 16 for the same amount of money and would have better stuff to begin with as i would have gone with different eletronics

Mabey one day i will actually land one of these things !!

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06-22-2009 03:10 AM  8 years agoPost 18
DUFFE

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BATON ROUGE LA.

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new swift rtf

just got my new swift 100%rtf i havent even charge batterie yet got it on thu keeping it in box untel i master my walkera #36 takeing no chanses thiking about bench testing tho what ytou think.

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07-11-2011 02:05 AM  6 years agoPost 19
DUFFE

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century is century Ebay is E bay

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11-29-2011 03:47 PM  5 years agoPost 20
Zaaaguy72

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What he said ^

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