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02-10-2006 03:08 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Tap or SnaprrApprentice - Port Richey, Florida and Burlington, Wisconsin - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Not sure if this is old news or not. Check out CN1005.(Centurys website) I wonder if this is for the Predator and Predator Gasser?

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02-10-2006 03:18 PM  12 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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It's just out....fits ALL Predators. Pretty cool, huh?

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02-10-2006 03:22 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Tap or Snap

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Look what I found
I have to order one before they sell out.

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02-10-2006 04:41 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Rat Raceway Ros

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So what do all you guys think? Is this a Nice upgrade or is it just "BLING"? From the look of it, it looks much stronger then the stock set-up. I THINK I BETTER HAVE ONE!

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02-10-2006 04:55 PM  12 years agoPost 5
BC Don

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So this will leave the tail gear open for all sorts of crud to get in? It looks GREAT but I'm not sure I want the extra crap able to work its way in.

And, will this fit on a Raven OK?

Got Money? Send it to me, I'm a Heli Addict.

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02-10-2006 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 6
SteveH

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Don,

Won't fit on a raven...the Predator uses a larger diameter tail boom. I have not used one yet, but those that have been testing them give them the thumbs up.

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02-10-2006 06:22 PM  12 years agoPost 7
jackheli

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What's wrong with the plastic housing? That is a part of the Predator I assemble and forget about... Why spend that kind of money if not for bling?

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-10-2006 06:33 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Gearhead

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oo pretty,,,

Jack,,, there is nothing at all wrong with the stock plastic tail box, it's just this new metal one is better..

Jim

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02-10-2006 08:31 PM  12 years agoPost 9
nicco

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Nice one, were is my visa card???

/N

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02-10-2006 10:36 PM  12 years agoPost 10
oldfart

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Well, I have never had a problem with my pasltic one.

This I have to assume that it is probably some bling so that those who wish to have some "eye candy" at the rear of their Predator, to look a posh as their buddies, who have the machined unit that seems to be necessary on their Fury.

There is definitely a market for NORT (NOt Required Tassle) bling. Sorta like a street car does not drive any better with expensive mags compared to the standard rims, but hey, many of us buy the mag wheels anyway.

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02-11-2006 12:16 AM  12 years agoPost 11
Buzzin Brian

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Mine is on its WAY!!!!!!!!!

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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02-11-2006 01:18 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Rodney

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standard thickness or HD boom
Im not sure which one it fits? can any one answer it for me.

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02-12-2006 01:58 PM  12 years agoPost 13
John Benario

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The metal gearbox fits the heavy duty tailboom. It is very nicely made and runs very smoothly. (not the the plastic one doesn't) The total weight of all the parts is about 1 ounce heavier.

John Benario

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02-12-2006 05:28 PM  12 years agoPost 14
Buzzin Brian

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Well that sucks. I guess I need a new boom now before I can try it out.

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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02-12-2006 06:38 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Gearhead

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Brian,,, don't you know, duct tape can fix anything

Jim

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02-19-2006 02:13 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Buzzin Brian

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Well I actually called Heli-World and asked about this and was told it was made for the HD boom, but would actually fit on either one. So that is good news. I will not have to order a new HD boom to get the new box to work. COOL! I just love the shinney stuff!

Build it, fly it, crash it. Repeat as often as needed.

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02-19-2006 07:02 AM  12 years agoPost 17
nicco

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I also think this new tailbox look very nice. But how shuld the gears be lubricateded?

/N

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02-19-2006 02:20 PM  12 years agoPost 18
SteveH

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Nicco,

I have the same question because if you put too much lubricant on them it will just be thrown out. If you put too little on, they may wear too fast. Even if you put any at all on, and fly in dusty conditions, the lubricant might attract dirt and cause them to wear too fast. However, these are just my thoughts and mean nothing else. Maybe it's just the price you have to pay to have a very pretty and shiney tail rotor.

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02-19-2006 06:45 PM  12 years agoPost 19
Rat Raceway Ros

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Hey Guys
I'm a 1/8 buggy Racer too. Our Ring and pinion for our diff's look almost the same as this tail gear set up. Some guys run them dry and some like me just lightly lube the set-up. I myself and people I know have run them dry and have 10 to 15 gallons of HARD WORK with no wear problems. The gears in this setup look like they are much bigger and stronger. I bet you could run them dry without problem, but I would hit them light with something. I like Luberaplate grease.
Hope this helps! I have to have one now for the PMax!
hehehhee

www.ratraceway.com,

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02-19-2006 07:28 PM  12 years agoPost 20
AceBird

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Utica, NY USA

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My feeling is it is a major step backwards. Why would you want to add weight to the tail and get nothing in return ... Bling???

If the box is open you are better off using a dry lubricant. Maybe a silicone spray or Lock Ese (used to thaw out a frozen lock, has carbon in it) after each flight. The bad part would be if you got it on any plastic parts. Any grease or petroleum lubricant will attract dust and grind up the gears.

I have drilled out the locating bosses on the plastic box and use tapered plugs from the outside to keep its orientation. This gives the advantage of easy removal like the metal box appears to have. I have also replaced the three setscrews in the coupling hub with brass tipped screws. Why? To make a break away clutch so the crown gear doesn't strip when I bump the ground with the tail blades. You can set whatever torque you want with the brass tipped screws. They need to be tight enough so that you don't get slippage when spinning the blades and loose enough so the crown gear doesn't strip teeth if the blades momentarily strike the ground. Threadlock is recommended.

Photos are in my gallery.

Ace

Ace
What could be more fun?

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