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03-04-2008 10:04 AM  10 years agoPost 1
QuantumPSI

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So I was bored and decided to price a Raven with all the essential upgrades, you'll be surprised at the cost:

Raven kit $299.95
Metal Tail Gear Set $28.95
CNC Alu tail pitch plate $28.95
CNC Triple Ball Bearing tail $25.95
Counter Gear $8.95
Unassembled metal head $139.95

Total: $523.70

Now this is a fully upgraded Raven for less than $550. Now if Century put this together, they could easily get this under $500, I would even go as far to say they could set the price for $450. I mean if you take out the plastic equivalents from the original kit, this would be a pretty well priced setup.

Seriously guys, what machine out there can give you this type of setup for this price? I have the 600N Pro and though it is nice, to be completely honest, my Raven is fully upgraded and comes out cheaper than the 600N (sad part is, is that I'm going to upgrade my 600N for the full metal head).

[CENTURY... YOU ARE SITTING ON A GOLDEN TICKET! THIS CAN AND NEEDS TO BE DONE

One more thing, I have a lot of time this semester, so if you need any help Century, give me a ring but I really want to see an SE Pro kit

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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03-04-2008 12:11 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Dilbeck

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Heres a hawk one.

Clint

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03-04-2008 12:24 PM  10 years agoPost 3
jester4

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Dilbeck:

Your Hawk looks awesome!

I'm not quite sold on the double landing skids though (I hope you don't mind some light critisism)

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03-04-2008 01:30 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Dilbeck

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Not at all,But like the double skids looks and strength but thats just me.

Clint

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03-04-2008 01:34 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Pistol Pete

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I just love a lil engenuity...great Rx antenna holder there Dilbeck!

FWIW...

Century is always listening...act on it...sounds like a great idea. nothing like free marketing ideas.

I brought up the fact that they did not have a full head kit for the swift 16 and they made it happen.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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03-05-2008 02:18 AM  10 years agoPost 6
oldfart

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Quantum

I agree with you 100%. And maybe have them add an eCCPM system that moves the servos up front and uses bellcranks. This would ease the load on the servo gears in a hard landing or crash.

Heck. Call it the Raven Ultima if it includes the full metal head

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03-05-2008 02:51 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Skybolt

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I have a sugestion to how to call this Raven on steroid
"The Ultra Raven".

Could the Century Canadian distributor could make it a special Canadian version like they are doing the Hawk 50 in the U.K.?

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03-05-2008 05:10 AM  10 years agoPost 8
Gearhead

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how about a Raven Deluxe

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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03-05-2008 05:18 AM  10 years agoPost 9
QuantumPSI

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I got a couple of names:

Raven Magnum
Raven Titanium
X
Raven X

Here's my favorite

The Omega Raven

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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03-05-2008 08:05 PM  10 years agoPost 10
rcsoar4fun

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How about pulling out the silver fiberglass blades that come with it and including 610RTs too. The 610s are great with the hyper.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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03-05-2008 11:29 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Al Austria

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Dilbeck,

How much does your Hawk weigh with all of that stuff on it?

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03-06-2008 01:58 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Dilbeck

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8 pounds 6 oz no fuel.

Clint

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03-06-2008 04:08 AM  10 years agoPost 13
MidStar40

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Here is my Raven 50 Pro -

I agree, Century should come out with a Raven Pro kit, it is a great flying heli.

Rod

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03-06-2008 07:21 PM  10 years agoPost 14
oldfart

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Al

My Raven without any bling, but with some heavier RT615mm blades (two of these weigh an ounce more then the stock 600mm blades), a GY-611, S9252 servos, a heavy 4.8V/2400mah sub C NiCd pack, a GV1, the YS51 engine and the CN3039 muffler,and with NO fuel, weighs right on 8 lbs, and with the newer larger fuel tank, filled with fuel, right on 9 lbs.

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03-06-2008 09:21 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Dilbeck

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Hey midstar40 just noticed your head and it looks like the control arms from the swash to the blade grips are backwards, or is mine just backwards?

Clint

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03-06-2008 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 16
Gearhead

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both are right !!

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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03-06-2008 09:48 PM  10 years agoPost 17
QuantumPSI

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Really doesn't matter as long as everything is smooth. Can't wait to get my receivers and final parts so I can fly my Raven Pro...

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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03-07-2008 12:10 AM  10 years agoPost 18
MidStar40

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Hey midstar40 just noticed your head and it looks like the control arms from the swash to the blade grips are backwards, or is mine just backwards?
I tried it both ways (2 or 3 times actaully - couldn't decide) and finally left it that way. With my pitch curves, it seamed that the pushrods had a little more clearance at the extremes but it was hard to tell. After I flew it a few times I didn't want to mess with it because it felt great in the air.

Rod

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03-07-2008 12:48 AM  10 years agoPost 19
Dilbeck

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Actually once i saw you setup i went and changed mine to check it out and like it much better because i didn't need the spacers and the control rods were much easier to get off to adjust then the other way around.

Clint

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03-12-2008 02:34 AM  10 years agoPost 20
Ravenhyper50

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BUMP....Raven-Pro...Hell ya!!...I like the Idea!

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