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09-04-2003 04:54 AM  14 years agoPost 1
choeller

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

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Which is the one guys. I live in a windy area so the weight of the max will help but does the 91 3d as well as the preditor se. What does the special edition have with it?

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Charlie

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09-04-2003 05:14 AM  14 years agoPost 2
AGRAV8

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I would say.......

SE. Unless you NEED the extra power the max provides for intense 3D, the SE has everything EXCEPT the 20 mm longer mains and the carbon landing gear. Oh, and an extra thrust bearing on the mainshaft. The fuel cost savings are more than apparent. Go with the SE is MY opinion.

James

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09-04-2003 05:26 AM  14 years agoPost 3
ppljr

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Dallas, TX (Grapevine)

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Thrust bearing

James,

I just got my SE kit and it came with a thrust bearing in the bottom of the main shaft. Is that the thrust bearing you are talking about? I think it now comes standard in the SE. It's a great kit, but the instructions can be vague sometimes.

Pedro

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09-05-2003 02:03 AM  14 years agoPost 4
Lift

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Houston, TX

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Charlie,
I fly my new SE more than my Max because I am a 3D wannabe and the SE does everything I need of it. Mine weighs 9lbs 6ozs and with the right muffler and setup it almost performs like some of the heavier 90 size ships out there! Oh, and the autos are unbelievable. I'm not a big auto guy and lately this thing has made me spend more time on them.... It's a really fun ship!

Because the fuel consumption is less you get longer flight times. But, the only real difference between the Max and SE is the gearing/longer blades & boom, and landing gear. Otherwise, it's the SAME heli!

If your not into advanced 3D then you would probably be happy as a clam with the SE. And, even if you were you would probably be VERY impressed with the way the Predator SE flies compared to the rest of the 60 class. I think it blows them all away. But, I'm a Rep so nobody is going to believe me anyhow....

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09-05-2003 03:08 AM  14 years agoPost 5
Indrid

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i would say either the Predator SE with a 70 sized engine, or a max with a YS91. i am putting an OS70SZ-H with a MP2 on my pred, hope it has more muscle than the current OS61WC.

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09-05-2003 01:05 PM  14 years agoPost 6
SteveH

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Texas

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Charlie,

I agree with what everyone has said. I have the SE and it's a great heli. I have the OS.61 and after about two tumbles, it will begin loading the motor, so that gives you an idea of the capability. The Max with the .91 should do this indefinately.

Indrid,

Please keep us informed of the AMOUNT of improvement you get with the .70 engine. I know a guy who just MIGHT be interested in that engine!

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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09-05-2003 03:46 PM  14 years agoPost 7
Lift

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Houston, TX

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The YS .61 ST2 has more spank than the OS .61 WC IMHO. That and the pumped system makes for consistent runs top to bottom of the tank.

I have been running the CNH972 Hatori muffler on mine for about a week now and it's been a dynamite combo. It pulls HARD thru tumbles/flips/rolls. But yes, my Max doesn't even grunt in the same manuevers.

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09-06-2003 03:11 AM  14 years agoPost 8
Indrid

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Hamburg, NY

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true lift, your 90 also sucks fuel like its air

tradeoff had to come from somewhere

oh and steve, will do, soon as it gets here and i have fun breaking it in. *yawn*

why cant these things come broken in from the factory so i dont have to putter it around the yard?

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09-12-2003 12:43 AM  14 years agoPost 9
Ben74

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Long Beach, CA

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it seems to me like there are not many differences between the SE and the Max. it would be pretty easy to upgrade an SE to a Max, wouldn't it? basically just the gear ratio, longer boom and torque tube, right?

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09-12-2003 04:35 AM  14 years agoPost 10
Lift

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Houston, TX

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Ben74,
You are right that one could upgrade it. But, you had better do it after a crash because the cost is pretty substantial. Here are some estimates:
Boom $11
Torque tube $25
Rotortech 720mm mains $130
Rotortech 105mm tails $30
Clutchbell assembly with 11t pinion(if going with 8.18 and not replacing main gear) $40
CF Struts $35

Total....$271

The Max 3D's better than the SE only on a power basis. It's just flat out a beast. But, a well setup SE will rock and roll all day long!

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