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02-09-2006 01:30 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Furyous

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Why does everyone use the older Xcell Gasser and not the Spectra G for AP work?
I need a gas heli and I like the Miniature line.

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02-09-2006 06:40 PM  12 years agoPost 2
P.J.

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The Spectra G is not that long on the market and it had some teething problems, i have a Spectra G with HCS mount, i'm just after finishing a shoot it went very well,the company wants me back again in two weeks time.
The only problem i had was about 10 kids heard the helicopter flying and decided to check it out, my camera man saw them coming so i landed, safely comes first.
An Ion x would be better for some shoots as its not as noisey.

P.J.

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02-09-2006 06:55 PM  12 years agoPost 3
fitenfyr

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Ion-X is still an attention getter.
I was doing some test work at the local ball field the other day.
Nicely fenced so I can see all the entrances and such.
I still had a couple people come running.

The Spectra G is a decent gasser, but stock form is not as well suited for AP as the older gasser or other brands.

It was designed for 3D.

That said though it can be made into a nice platform.
If I was to build one for AP I would do the following...

Stretched boom to allow 800 mm mains.
Stratus flybar carrier upgrade
CLOSED tailbox
Hanson balanced 231 or the 260.
Upper frame doublers

The one I built I felt was a bit heavy, but not more so than the Vario.

The older gasser is pretty good out of the box for AP.
The big problem is finding one of the 1005's these days.

Jason Stiffey
Fly Fast....Live Slow...

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02-09-2006 07:18 PM  12 years agoPost 4
P.J.

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I'm considering putting a turbine into my gasser

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02-10-2006 05:08 AM  12 years agoPost 5
daggit

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Claremont, MN

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I'm considering putting a turbine into my gasser
... talk about an attention getter!

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