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10-15-2005 08:43 AM  13 years agoPost 1
gorn

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I know everyone (almost) has had trouble with the Pro's gearbox or crown gear, but I gotta say, the grub screws that Century use for the metal gears are PATHETIC!
Brand new screws, brand new allen keys, so much slop in the heads of the screws it just aint funny!
How the hell am I sposed to be able to do these up tight enough for them to work???
Belt drive cant come soon enough I say. For the cost of these machines its pathetic.
I love my little bird, but even I can tell that this isnt good enough, so how come injured ears at Century cant do better? I say Injured Ears cos the engineers obviously have a hearing problem and arent listening.....
Thats my rant for the day, just very very pee'd off.

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10-15-2005 12:52 PM  13 years agoPost 2
upperking

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Hate them gears

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10-15-2005 02:20 PM  13 years agoPost 3
suprauk

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hi

i agree its a nice helicopter

but its let down by the gear problem and tail problem and the motor problem, i have had all three problems.

only got two flights out of a new motor

am now thinking of selling my 3d pro and getting the new jr parkmite

its metal and carbon so no upgrades needed at all

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10-15-2005 05:14 PM  13 years agoPost 4
cudaboy_71

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gorn, what size allen are you using? (when i used the shaft drive) my grubs always fit the allen just fine. the only time i'd ever strip one is when trying to break unsoftened loctite. other than that they have been fine.

FYI, i use a Wiha .9mm blade. sounds like you are using an SAE sized allen.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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10-16-2005 01:09 AM  13 years agoPost 5
rcdaddy

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Maybe you can suggest MicroHeli to come up with a new blue gear as the ones they do for Shogun. They also can change the gear ratio as well so that's another option.

can't ever get enuf...

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10-16-2005 06:13 AM  13 years agoPost 6
gorn

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Hi Cuda
The allen Im using is an imperial messurement and its .035"
When I first got my Pro thats the advice I got from this forum for the size

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10-16-2005 09:58 AM  13 years agoPost 7
steph

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am now thinking of selling my 3d pro and getting the new jr parkmite
Don't even bother come and see the TREX 450 fly you will be hooked sunday you know the time and place see u there

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10-16-2005 07:27 PM  13 years agoPost 8
suprauk

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HI M8

ok the 3d you did with it was good, but i still dont like them.

i'll think about the jr but not sure on any other micro at the moment

well after a saw you today i went home to sort the 3d pro out

AGAIN , spent the rest of the day on it.

well its still giveing me problems, just as well the zoom is

nice to fly and does not give me problems anymore.

so after a lot of bad words and wanting to make it fly without

the rotor spinning, i have given up


its in its box wating for me to sell it when i am ready that is

once i know what i will replace it with

suprauk

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10-16-2005 08:54 PM  13 years agoPost 9
steph

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10-16-2005 08:59 PM  13 years agoPost 10
gnubee

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make sure you put the tip of your soldering iron on the grub for a bit before you try to remove it. that or a jet torch with a fine point.

they call it loctite for a reason.

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10-18-2005 04:12 PM  13 years agoPost 11
steph

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Hampshire England

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ok the 3d you did with it was good, but i still dont like them
I don't do 3d that was normal flying if you want to see 3d wait till mark gets his Trex going

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10-18-2005 04:45 PM  13 years agoPost 12
gorn

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Thanks for the tip Gnubee
Ive actually been wondering how people get things undone after using loctite.

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