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02-23-2014 06:20 PM  3 years agoPost 1
raptornoob

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well guys i did as advised, took grips off and check and relubed bearings,
but here the thing, no matter what i do the slider wont work with instructions, to have the ball go into the downwash .i assume thats the leading edge,,,,i took the slider apart but the TAIL PITCH SLIDER cant be reversed......

am i doing somthing wrong, or is this tail screwwed.....and i need to dig out more cash for parts

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02-24-2014 12:42 AM  3 years agoPost 2
chris6414

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Tail Blades are installed backward. Leading edge of the blade needs to be on the ball side of the grip. Also, once the blades are installed, if the tail slider ball link is not parallel to the grip, then spin the tail slider one revolution until it is parallel. If it clips on the grip canted then it is wrong and will bind when the rudder is moved.

Century Hawk Sport, OS .32, Futaba 7C, GY-601 9251
Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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02-24-2014 02:09 AM  3 years agoPost 3
raptornoobrrVeteran - shrewsbury. ma. u.s.a. - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i dont think this is a century slider

I don't think this slider is the right one.....I cant get it to look like manual, it is totally opposite .......so I think I need a new one ????

picture of mine, and picture of part in manual.......what do I have, and where did it come from ??? mine is backasswards, and cant be reversed

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02-24-2014 02:43 AM  3 years agoPost 4
ppridday

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Here is mine on my gasser. It is definitely flipped compared to yours. Why won't yours reverse?

Paul

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02-24-2014 03:01 AM  3 years agoPost 5
raptornoob

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it cant be its not flat on other side......thanks to forum for telling me to breake this used bird down....but yeah, its completly backwards, i think i need all new tail parts, i dont know what bird this is from, but it is not a centry
its like its for a left hand tail ????

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02-24-2014 03:05 AM  3 years agoPost 6
chris6414

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When you said you took apart the pitch slider, did you break it down like in the photo? If you did, it looks like you put the link holder on backwards and bolted it back together. Take it back apart and flip the link holder around and the horns will be in the right position. If you look at the pitch bean it has more material on one side than the other around the shaft hole. The more material side goes in.

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02-24-2014 03:09 AM  3 years agoPost 7
chris6414

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I just put another pitch slider on mine today from being worn out and it looks like the one you have there. Except mine has the reinforced raised areas on the pitch beam and your doesn't. I have heard Century changed vendors on certain models over the years. I had a spare one from my Hawk Sport which is what came on my "Pre NX" Gasser anyway. It has the press lock ring instead of the nut and bolt type.

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Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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02-24-2014 03:11 AM  3 years agoPost 8
chris6414

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Paul, where did you get that tail box? I want one.

Darn, just checked, Discontinued.

Chris

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02-24-2014 03:26 AM  3 years agoPost 9
raptornoob

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i think i got it right,,,,,its just a lefty

i have the "more material"" facing the ball, if i turn it around it hits the slider the part is so small.....i cant get a good oicture i quess....

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02-24-2014 04:48 PM  3 years agoPost 10
flyinfriend

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Century made the plastic piece in both directions. I'm not sure which one is older or newer, but they made the same piece (yoke) in mirror images at one time and I have had both on my Predator at some point. I believe one will give leading edge control and the other trailing edge control.

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02-27-2014 09:50 PM  3 years agoPost 11
raptornoob

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ok guys for 6.59, got new parts

ok now this looks right.....i have no idea where the other slider comes from or what bird, but now looks like manual

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03-01-2014 02:29 PM  3 years agoPost 12
frgy28

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Sorry I haven't been on here any sooner...
I know for a fact that some of the older Predators came with the reversed tail arms.
My condor had them and one of my dads came with them too.
My last predator I bought from century had the tail facing correct. It just happends that some of the older ones had that reversed tail arms.
Glad to read you got It going.

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03-03-2014 12:24 AM  3 years agoPost 13
flyinfriend

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yup, Century made them in both directions. One was leading edge control and the other was trailing edge control. You can make either one work. One thing to check out is the older manual for the pre-NX Predator. The older manual was done much better (more clear and more accurate) than the NX v2 manual and most of it pertains to the NX and NX v2 as well. Just something for future reference maybe.

The older manual is still available on Centuries site I believe.

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03-03-2014 01:05 AM  3 years agoPost 14
raptornoob

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yeah but

all manuals show leading edge control, and mine was back wards.....but its right now.....but I will keep the old one just in case......thanks guys

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