RunRyder RC
 41  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 14 pages [ <<    <     1      2     ( 3 )     4      5     NEXT    >> ] 90809 views
HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator Docs  Century Gasser Buildup-UPDATED Feb '06
06-05-2004 12:26 AM  13 years agoPost 41
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

UP, where I can find it

Courtesy bump for those getting their Predator Gassers in the next few days.......

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-05-2004 01:46 PM  13 years agoPost 42
spongebob1871

rrApprentice

Yokota Air Base, Japan

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

how long of a flight time do you get with the 3300 NiMh Rx pack?

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-05-2004 01:54 PM  13 years agoPost 43
spongebob1871

rrApprentice

Yokota Air Base, Japan

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

this is my second heli, and first full build. the instructions were well laid out, and fairly easy to follow. a couple of exceptions. getting the fittings in the tank required some creativity. the set screws for the tail rotor assembly (that go internally into the shaft) were missing from my kit. other than that it was a pleasure to build. now i'm just waiting for those missing screws so i can finish and fly this thing.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-05-2004 08:39 PM  13 years agoPost 44
Jared J

rrApprentice

Harrisonburg, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

All I can say, is this thing is awesome so far although a couple friends can't get over the weight issue. I told them it's not a glow 50 sized, what to you expect? No parts missing so far( Knock on wood) and Doug at Century has been awesome at trying to get this carb issue worked out. Everyone will be very happy in the future.

Very happy to see that Century has been working out past issues. I give them an A+ and glad to own Century products once again.

Now if I can just get my Hawk from the LHS......

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-06-2004 12:37 AM  13 years agoPost 45
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

COOL !

The weight is not really that big a factor once you get it into the air. Remember, although it holds 22 OZ of fuel, a half tank lasts 15 minutes. Also, you can help manage it with good battery selection.

Bill Meador and the Century design/engineering team have put ALOT of effort into this project. I agree, they are to be commended.

Glad that you've not had any problems with the build. I had spoken to Doug a few days ago and mentioned that you were having some difficulty finding a 643. Glad to hear he hooked you up.

One thing to point out: be sure that you have the mainshaft "stretched out" and locked down prior to setting the gear mesh for the tail transmission. A couple of guys have had to go back and redo that setup.

James

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-06-2004 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 46
Jared J

rrApprentice

Harrisonburg, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

One thing to point out: be sure that you have the mainshaft "stretched out" and locked down prior to setting the gear mesh for the tail transmission. A couple of guys have had to go back and redo that setup
Yeah, I missed that when I had the Hawk. Made sure I got it this time. So far so good.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-07-2004 12:44 AM  13 years agoPost 47
buzzard

rrNovice

MO

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Stainless Bolts?

AGRAV8-

I made a trip to the hardware store to get the fan bolt and the (4) 5mm X 15 bolts. Will stainless steel work?

Thanks!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-07-2004 12:47 AM  13 years agoPost 48
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yep...

will do just fine. The key point is that they are hex head, not allen head bolts.....

Anxious to hear your progress.....keep me informed ]


James

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-09-2004 05:52 PM  13 years agoPost 49
RLO1

rrApprentice

Chandler, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hey AGRAV8,

Have you had any vibration problems?
What Head speed was Curtis flying at?
How much does it weigh?
How are the auto's?
Would you consider the G26 if you were starting over?

Nice video...... Nice machine.

Thanks for your time
-Ron

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-09-2004 06:11 PM  13 years agoPost 50
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Info

No excessive vibes......
Curtis was cruising around at 1850.....
Seems like I'm high 12, low 13 LB range......I'll have to check again
Auto's with 700's are OK.....not alot of reserve hang time on the bottom.....720's help stretch auto's out more.
G-26.......hmmmmmm
In the "as made today" form of the 26, naaaa.....the 231 is so smooth and powerful it makes a great package. There is some modified G-26 engines that I am keeping an eye on. That may be something to try out.

Having it all to do over again......I'm happy with it. Maybe try a 26 modified on my next one.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-09-2004 06:43 PM  13 years agoPost 51
RLO1

rrApprentice

Chandler, AZ

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thank you

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-09-2004 08:19 PM  13 years agoPost 52
Lift

rrElite Veteran

Houston, TX

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I run the 6.42 ratio with 1800 in normal and 1950 in Idle 1 on the Century Speed Torpedo. I am using Ozark Camper fuel 2oz of Amsoil "Saber Professional ATP 100:1" to a gallon.

I am pulling right at +/-11 with the Rotortech 700s. The autos are identical to the current popular 60 size glow helis.

My Pred Gasser weighs 12.4 lbs dry and ready to go. I fill it 1/2 full and fly intermediate 3D for 15mins.

The 231 is more than capable for HARDCORE 3D with proper gearing/blades/setup. The 260 is practically unlimited power from what I'm told. I'll try that one later on. This 231 is a handful as it is.

I'm not going back to glow 90s.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
06-09-2004 09:55 PM  13 years agoPost 53
classic

rrElite Veteran

All over the place!

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thats it Payton, make us jelous

That does it! Now I have to break down and get one, just how to sneak it past the wife?????

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-11-2004 03:21 AM  13 years agoPost 54
Jared J

rrApprentice

Harrisonburg, VA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hmmm.... 12.4 lbs? That's the glory of the removable pull start I guess. Could CF frames shave off a bit more?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-11-2004 09:32 AM  13 years agoPost 55
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Hmmmmmmm

I'll know about that soon enough, Grasshopper !

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-11-2004 03:11 PM  13 years agoPost 56
Lift

rrElite Veteran

Houston, TX

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If I remember correctly the CF glow Max conversion takes off 6ozs. So, I would assume that would be close to the same on the Gasser CF frames.

They are being worked on as we chat.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
06-12-2004 03:02 AM  13 years agoPost 57
hrpull

rrNovice

St. Louis, Missouri

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My Predator gasser is due to be delivered Monday and I'm anxious to get a little head start on it. I'm heading to Harbor Freight tomorrow here in St. Louis to pick up a dial indicator, magnetic mount for it and a vice to hold the motor. I saw that AGRAV8 used a 6 inch vice to hold the motor - should I pick up the same or could I get buy with a 4 or 5 inch. Thanks very much - can't wait to build !
Heino

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-12-2004 06:26 AM  13 years agoPost 58
Heli-Driver

rrElite Veteran

Arlington, TX

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

6oz lighter??? damn... guess I'm going to get a set for sure, that's HUGE!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-12-2004 09:18 AM  13 years agoPost 59
AGRAV8

rrProfessor

Mosquito Coast......Houston Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

hrpull

probably a 5 inch will suffice. I also suggest you fetch up that hardware I suggested.....and sinece this latest batch of engines from Horizon (via Century) seems to be missing the countersink phillips 5 MM screws along with the ones for mounting the pull start, you get your engine in hand and go on a hardware hunting trip.

I'll measure it again in the morning to be for sure.

After further review.....the actual width of the engine is such that a 4 inch would work as well.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
06-12-2004 03:38 PM  13 years agoPost 60
hrpull

rrNovice

St. Louis, Missouri

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks James,

I've got my list of the additional hardware - hopefully I'll get the bolts and such today also. This thread is great - I'm excited to get started.

Heino

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 14 pages [ <<    <     1      2     ( 3 )     4      5     NEXT    >> ] 90809 views
HelicopterCentury Radikal G20-30 N640 Hawk Predator Docs  Century Gasser Buildup-UPDATED Feb '06
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 41  Topic Subscribe

Friday, December 15 - 11:52 pm - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online