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09-07-2006 11:16 PM  14 years ago
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camt10

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swift setup advice
one is there a difference in arf and ep kit 20$ buck difference

other is whats common setup
6cell pack
motor
esc charger/balancer
im circiut flyer, inverted ,rolls flips loops
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09-07-2006 11:28 PM  14 years ago
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Funny you asked the first question. Because Century recommends a complete tear down and rebuild of the ARF once you receive it. I guess the $20 is for QA of all the parts are included
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09-07-2006 11:34 PM  14 years ago
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so the ep kit is no different other than in baggiesTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-07-2006 11:45 PM  14 years ago
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Funny you asked the first question. Because Century recommends a complete tear down and rebuild of the ARF once you receive it. I guess the $20 is for QA of all the parts are included
Where is that noted Gordon?

Customers has been asking for the Kit version for a long time, some prefer to build their helicopter and others use the Kit version for spare parts in case of a crash. I remember that you like to build and has inquired about the Kit Version, will this be your next heli. for the upcomming Sacramento Funfly?

Common practice if you are buying an ARF kit 95% is to always check major parts/components making sure that they are build true and thread locked in place. It does not make sense to do a complete tear down and build.
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09-07-2006 11:58 PM  14 years ago
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also are there any updates or issues with the kitsTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-08-2006 12:38 AM  14 years ago
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I just got my new Swift (Mine has the yellow canopy also, I like it!)on saturday from FXaeromodels and after reading up on all the "do this" and "do that" posts I started in on it last night. Something none has pointed out on any post is that there is a "Important Notice" that comes with the Swift stateing that and I quote, "It is recommended to disassemble this product and reassemble it taking all the precautionary steps one should use during the assembly of a precision machine!" I figured from posts that there were things you could do not take it COMPLETELY APART and re-do it! Seems kinda strange to get a "Swift 16 Electric Helicopter ARF Kit" as seen on the web site that's actually a waste of someones time be it my time or the person that originally put it together that no-body trusts!
I didn't buy the ARF. So I don't know it for sure. But the above quote came from the following post. I could be wrong thou. If I am, then I'm sorry.

http://runryder.com/t242595p1/
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09-08-2006 12:41 AM  14 years ago
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i want to giuld my kit its going to be ongoing project are there any issues i have to be carefull of defects that isTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-08-2006 12:50 AM  14 years ago
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Oh, Mr. Team Century, camt10 has other questions and I like to see a "official answers on those questions" as well.

Here is the unofficial answer (mine) "The kit came out long after the ARF. There were a few issues with the ARF at very beginning and they were taken care of (defective parts were replaced by Century for free). I have not seem any complains and issues raised with the kit version".

My 2 cents
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09-08-2006 12:53 AM  14 years ago
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cool what is in your set up

im heading toward a neu motor kotronice esc and flightpower lipo 6cell and a astro 109 have a triton but wont do more then 4 cell
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09-08-2006 01:03 AM  14 years ago
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For 4S setup. This setup should work well for sports flying. The price is just great. I'm still trying to figure out what will work well with A123 cells myself.

http://www.heli-world.com/detail.aspx?ID=8401
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09-08-2006 01:21 AM  14 years ago
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wow i didnt realize i could run on 4cell i was thinking 6sTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-08-2006 04:32 AM  14 years ago
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I just got my new Swift (Mine has the yellow canopy also, I like it!)on saturday from FXaeromodels and after reading up on all the "do this" and "do that" posts I started in on it last night. Something none has pointed out on any post is that there is a "Important Notice" that comes with the Swift stateing that and I quote, "It is recommended to disassemble this product and reassemble it taking all the precautionary steps one should use during the assembly of a precision machine!" I figured from posts that there were things you could do not take it COMPLETELY APART and re-do it! Seems kinda strange to get a "Swift 16 Electric Helicopter ARF Kit" as seen on the web site that's actually a waste of someones time be it my time or the person that originally put it together that no-body trusts!
I didn't buy the ARF. So I don't know it for sure. But the above quote came from the following post. I could be wrong thou. If I am, then I'm sorry.
Wow! That was a blast from the past!

I love the piss out of my Swift but still agree with the above statement that I made back in March. Like dad always said, "If you don't have time to do it right the first time where are you going to get the time to do it the second time?"

Tom
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09-08-2006 06:06 AM  14 years ago
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Thanks Litespeed. W/o your quote I would had to eat my own words .

Took them 16 minutes to respond to my first post and we haven't see another response yet.

camt10, Good luck to you which ever the setup you choose. I'm guessing you have a nice radio already, so if you just buy the $750 combo and sell the Tx for a $100 then you are gold. Later on you can upgrade to a better motor/ESC/Lipos with a lot of CNC blings from Century . The funny parts is they add up real quick, before you know it, you will have spent way too much more than the $650 you paid initially to get it flying
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09-08-2006 06:10 AM  14 years ago
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thanks for all advice so far going with a neu 1910 ,swift kit,flight power6 cell unsure about charger or esc and probably putting in either 9202s or 9252sTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-08-2006 03:17 PM  14 years ago
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The funny parts is they add up real quick, before you know it, you will have spent way too much more than the $650 you paid initially to get it flying
that was the funny part...wait until you have to start buying spare parts...hopefully it will still be funny

Welcome to the swift family (pending)

Best of luck!
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09-08-2006 03:25 PM  14 years ago
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thanks already on its way went for the kit versionTO CRASH OR NOT TO CRASH
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09-08-2006 08:18 PM  14 years ago
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LOL!! Your funny as always Gordon See you in Sac.
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09-08-2006 09:31 PM  14 years ago
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Kit for teh win...
I like to "get to know" the heli and all it's finite details.. The ARF build will still finish MUCH faster, seeing as you only really need to unthread and apply loctite/CA to some of the screws and pull/grease the thrust bearings.. Links are already made, and everything is assembled and already accounted for.
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09-09-2006 02:24 PM  14 years ago
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this is what im deciding on

swift kit
waiting for outrunner 600plus
castle 45hv
9253 on tail/401
airtronics pcm reciever
9202 or 9252
im leading to using 5 cellor 6 cell undecided there
astroflight 109 with tp 205 balancer if using 5s or blinky if 6s
comments or advice appreciated
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09-09-2006 03:21 PM  14 years ago
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The 600plus motors are availible.

The TP210V is only 40 bux more and you would never have to buy another one. I know 40 is more but sometimes you'll just have to bite the bullit or rebuy latter.

I think the 9254 is the match for the GY401 but I know there are other's that seem to work ok too.

The higher the cell count the better for flight times and for things to run cooler, performance won't be lacking either way I assume. Always remember that more is better when we talk of battery cell counts.

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