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01-02-2011 12:17 AM  6 years agoPost 1
DavidLD

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Hi,
Getting ready to buy some new heli's and looking for a "flagship" big bird. I'm really interested in a gasser with 90 performance. I've noticed the Spectra 3D, but can't seem to find any of the recommended gas motors in stock anywhere. Do you have any recommendations for motors and suppliers?

Also, is there a huge difference between the Tempest or Extreme head?? I'm a decent flyer and would classify myself as no Szabo but a solid aggressive sport flyer. I want a heli/engine combo that can I can grow into, nothing too sluggish on the controls/power

Anything about either kit I need to upgrade/change out of the box?

Last question, compared to Nitro motors, will it be a nightmare for me to learn to tune/maintain gas motors without a large local club/LHS support base?

Thanks in advance.

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Dave

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01-02-2011 06:56 PM  6 years agoPost 2
ddavison

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Check with AL at Hanson, the 3d Max 26 will be good. I like the Tempest head but the Extreme head works good. No options/upgrade needed. Tuning the gasser is not difficult with the help here on the forum. Dave

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01-03-2011 01:22 AM  6 years agoPost 3
DavidLD

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Bump for after the holidays.

What are the concerns dealing with power difference between a .90 nitro and a gasser? Will I be dealing with a big slow clumsy beast, or will she still "turn on a dime" and pop a tic-toc like nobodies business???

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01-03-2011 05:23 AM  6 years agoPost 4
3dwanabe

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I've had a few Spectra's. I bought them because I wanted to do a lot of flying without spending so much on fuel. The trade-off was slower and less responsive performance when compared to my Fury Extreme and Stratus. You will not get anywhere near the same performance as 90 size nitro or electric. Gassers make a lot of torque and power but not enough to overcome the extra weight and higher disk loading.

If you want a "flagship performance helicopter", I would reccomend a 90 size electric running a 12S battery set-up. Last year, I was helping a friend dial in the V-Bar in his stretched(690 blades) Logo 600. It took half an hour for my hands to stop trembling.

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01-03-2011 05:58 AM  6 years agoPost 5
menace

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01-03-2011 06:49 PM  6 years agoPost 6
DavidLD

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Wow, thanks for that! I think I might be investing in a gasser Is Century a good name in heli quality? Never seen their products before now.

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01-03-2011 07:17 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I've got a Spectra with an RC-Aftermarket 30cc Zenoah motor (which is the largest motor readily available for the Spectra). I've also got a 12s 700 electric (an e-Aurora). They are both "flagship" helicopters, but they fill different niches and have different strengths and weaknesses.

You'll need to decide what kind of flying you like to do. I much prefer the extreme performance of the electric. But the Spectra is cool because it is much more of a "machine" than a "toy".

You can't go wrong buying Miniature Aircraft. Their quality is exceptional.

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01-04-2011 02:31 AM  6 years agoPost 8
menace

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Those vids were just an example of what gassers are capable of, Century are a good brand, so is MA Spectra G...

But after owning and flying a Stratus V2 recently and flying a friends Spectra G and Century, i wouldnt have any doubt to get a Spectra G, the Century is a good machine but this new version aint proven itself just yet. The Spectra G is proven, goes HARD, and has the quality that NO-ONE can complain about from MA.

Ultimately its your money, so its your decision who gets your hard earned cash...so hopefully you are happy with whichever way you go.

Vaughan

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01-04-2011 02:41 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Anthony.L

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Ok, I'm impressed. Anyone know exactly what kit, blades, and engine is running in the "teaser 2" video?

EDIT: According to the video comments it's a Radikal 90 (G30?) running a Wally RC 27cc engine. Still like more details.

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