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08-04-2007 03:04 PM  13 years ago
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Swift parts?
Anyone know where the best places are to buy Swift parts in Canada? I have a Swift on the way and will be running 6S.... what should I do first? I will be putting on a G10 frame on it first.Are the plastic head and grips safe on 6S?
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08-04-2007 05:25 PM  13 years ago
sreuss

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Hi,

I'm running a 6s setup with the Swift 550. That heli has plastic grips, but it does have the metal rotor hub. I recommend upgrading to that metal hub (CNE556 or 556-1) before running a 6s setup. Make sure, as well, that you get the proper gearing for whatever motor you intend to use with the 6s setup.

Finally, checkout the major dealers link at:

http://www.leisuretech.ca

Any of these dealers ought to be able to get parts for you. I haven't needed any replacement parts yet, so I can't recommend anything.

Cheers,
Steve
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08-04-2007 06:03 PM  13 years ago
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Thanks, mine has....

-Swift 16
-530mm carbon helimax blades
-600+ motor
-TP 3850 6S packs
-G10 frame
-GY601 gyro
-HS-6635 servos
-Arizona heli regulator.... not sure here yet.

Thinking about the full metal head....
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08-05-2007 02:48 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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NO CNC upgrades are necessary to run on 6S PERIOD

Now that said...there are definitely benefits to upgrading certain parts for EXTREME BALLISTIC 3D...otherwise spend "bling $" on batteries instead for longer flights.
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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08-05-2007 03:11 PM  13 years ago
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I heard a couple cases of the main blade grips busting in flight, perhaps those plastic grips are improved now?
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08-05-2007 03:18 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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yes...due to higher than recommended head speed....by deduction. IF you follow the stories, none could give an exact head speed. Also could have been caused by overtightening the bolts on the plastic grips...a no-no.

I flew into a fiberglass basketball backboard at high speed yesterday. Broke the head but the grips are intact...go figure. Even broke the frame (finally as not my firt crash either).

Stick to less than 2100rpm and you will do fine.

EDITED
there was an issue with the grips but that was on the first release and has changed since BUT it had nothing to do with exploding in the air or failure...more related to the chicken dance while spooling up or down on the ground...for clarity.
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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08-05-2007 03:37 PM  13 years ago
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Great thanks, I will stay with plastic then and set it to 2100.
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08-05-2007 04:24 PM  13 years ago
aerton

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If you want my opinion. Metal hub and metal grips are a must.
If you'll be flying in winter the plastic can brake.
And that happened to me resulting in total destruction.
If you are an expert and can see through things like that then you don't need metal, if you are a beginner, for 80 bucks having a metal head is a bargain, not to mention that you can configure the phase with it and with plastic hub you can't. And the phase with plastic hub is way off resulting in constant interactions and chasing after the trims.
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08-05-2007 04:31 PM  13 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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BTW I have some CNC stuff for sale along with some other parts...Cheap!
http://www.runryder.com/t364123p1/
Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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08-05-2007 04:39 PM  13 years ago
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If you had the arms to go with the grips then I would take the stuff. If I do get aluminum I would just get the full head I think.
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08-05-2007 05:06 PM  13 years ago
Pistol Pete

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If you'll be flying in winter the plastic can brake.
doh!

Good point.

I definitely did not take this into consideration...after all I live in the sunshine state.

thanks.

for another 60 bucks (140 total) you can get the full metal head KIT...definitely the way to go from a bargain point of view...that and a few crash kits

Best of luck!
~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~
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08-05-2007 05:28 PM  13 years ago
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Crash kits.... so far I only crashed 3 times this year! Mind you twice it was not my fault!
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08-06-2007 08:35 AM  13 years ago
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Where can you get G10 frames for the Swift?
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08-06-2007 03:19 PM  13 years ago
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My buddy Ron over here makes some nice frames.... http://www.members.shaw.ca/rdheli/ I don't think they are 100% ready yet but give him a buzz and he will fill you in.
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08-06-2007 07:30 PM  13 years ago
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I still need a UBEC, I would like to run 6V but 5V for gyro, what should I get?
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08-07-2007 04:05 AM  13 years ago
rcmarty

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I'm in b.c.

For parts i have a few options.

There's norburn hobbies in vancouver area.

And lestershobbies.com in nakusp.

I like to buy off lester because his prices are better and he does alot of mail order stuff. His shipping rates are much better. Seems to get a good lock on the parts also for some reason. He's not a century whiz though (more of a plank bias store). If you give him the part numbers of what you want you'll be good to go.

If i'm stuck i'll check in on norburn, or when i go down to the coast i pop in , mostly for fuel though.

I don't know if he's listed in the leisuretech site or not , if not goto his website and click on the 'about us' for the 1 800 number.

Tell him martin sent ya

Martin
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08-07-2007 04:17 AM  13 years ago
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Thanks bud!
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08-07-2007 04:37 AM  13 years ago
rcmarty

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A side note for lester :

There's currenty a forest fire threating the tel service , not sure if it's been taken out or not , but last i heard the lines were still working.

Just in case it seems like he's not there. If there out give him a try later , or email.

Martin
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08-07-2007 04:48 AM  13 years ago
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08-07-2007 04:04 PM  13 years ago
trevorz

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Hi,

Pivotal Hobbies is now supporting century stuff. Check them out for your swift parts, they should be able to help you out when you need them.

http://www.pivotalhobbies.com

Regards,
Trevor.
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