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04-01-2009 09:01 PM  9 years agoPost 61
oldfart

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As this is a whole new area of gasser, and there is no specific gas motor of this size designed for heli use, I would bet they are spending more time on R&D related to the motor then to R&D on the heli. (P.S. it is not a good idea to bet against someone with inside info)

Just as with the initial Predator gasser, most of the R&D that slowed its' relaease was engine/carb related, so may something similar be the issue here.

Of course here, keeping that train of thought, I think many of the other manufacturers should be grateful to Bill Meador and the rest of his Century R&D gasser team. As it was their direct work with Zenoah and Walbro, that resulted in the discovery of a decent carburator that would work properly, not only with airplanes, but also with helicopters...fortunately for the other gasser heli brands, they now are also reaping the benefits.
I just though since it is a gasser motor that small it won't have the pop like a hyper 50. But I could be wrong.
The current 90 size Predator gasser is no slouch, but any of us who also own and fly the Predator MAX 90 or Freestyle (or most other 90's for that matter) can attest, due to it's slight extra weight, it does not have the "pop" of the 90...but man-o-man (as Bill M would say) it is surprisingly close!

Sorta like a 90, powered by the YS80. So I would not expect my smaller Preddy GS20 to have the pop of my Raven or NX50, I am sure it will have more then enough for most flyers...and as it will be able to use 620mm blades, its' disc loading for good autos, should also be a plus.

Can't wait for mine either - but I will probably have to sell off some of my current fleet, as I am running out of room, and some of the older ones must be feeling pretty lonely now...I bet my Predator 60SE hasn't flown since I got the Preddy Gasser up and running a few years ago, mind you I keep promising myself to upgrade it to a 90, just never seem to find the time.

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04-01-2009 10:02 PM  9 years agoPost 62
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im excited too...everytime i think i have enough heli's in my fleet, another one apears out of no where just as im settling in with my other ones

i think its great that century has taken the step to have the first 50 size gasser

Shawn
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04-02-2009 03:04 AM  9 years agoPost 63
windy62

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I hat to burst all your bubbles, but good or bad, there already is a production 20cc/50 size gasser...

http://quickheli.com/dominator20v2.asp

It's gettin pretty thick in here guys...

windy62

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04-02-2009 03:29 AM  9 years agoPost 64
Blade_Master1

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Well if seeing is believing !!!

http://www.ewtech.com/Merchant2/mer...e=Octane_motors

http://quickheli.com/budgetgasbats.asp

So when will Century be ready ? This season

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04-02-2009 03:34 AM  9 years agoPost 65
thelane

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I saw that last week actually. It swings 640-680 size blades so wouldn't it be classed pretty much the same as the Predator? (a 90-size gasser).

Also, I think people are excited because Century has a fairly good distribution network and parts will be easy to obtain (hopefully). For the same price, you get a Predator with much better parts support I think.

We just want a brand name to develop one and whoever does it will storm the market. I hate to say it, but I wish Align would release one - heck you can get parts at all the 7-11 stores for those things

JR Vibe 50 and DX7

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04-02-2009 03:47 AM  9 years agoPost 66
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""so wouldn't it be classed pretty much the same as the Predator?""

not really, yes with 640 or 660 size blades it would be larger than a true 50 size glow, but it should be close to 2 pounds lighter (maybe more) than the Predator Gasser,,

it would be a great alternative for those that don't care to go bigger,,, in the end it will be just another option in size

Jim
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04-02-2009 03:49 AM  9 years agoPost 67
Furious Predator

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that would probably be classed as the long forgotten 60 size heli.

Shawn
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04-02-2009 06:27 AM  9 years agoPost 68
oldfart

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Well if seeing is believing !!!
The QWW small gasser has been around a few years. It was launched at a time when the demands on such an airframe were far less then they are today and when the economy was booming. Yet, if you research it, you will find out why it has remained so obscure even considering those far lesser demands and the booming economy...and why they are now trying to launch a V2.

I prefer the way Century is doing it - making sure the V1 is done right.

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04-02-2009 12:48 PM  9 years agoPost 69
Blade_Master1

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I just want the clutch and gears I'll do the rest

Please MR.Century we want it this season not next year

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04-03-2009 09:06 PM  9 years agoPost 70
bulldog

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hello !!

i see that in france
click :
http://www.jouetec.fr/jws/product_i...46b2c1957739c50

so the 50 size gasser arrived very soon ...

bye

bulldog37 ...frenchy bulldog

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04-03-2009 09:42 PM  9 years agoPost 71
Furious Predator

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great find bulldog, thanks for posting!

Shawn
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04-03-2009 09:46 PM  9 years agoPost 72
Blade_Master1

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July !!
The season will be half over for us
Time to start looking elsewhere I guess

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04-03-2009 10:24 PM  9 years agoPost 73
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WTF July Man; what they don't want everyone's tax refund money?

I really hope the RavenNX does not take that long to hit the stores.

Hey Century Peeps/Reps, any hints as to when we can expect the raven NX to hit the stores??

Raven

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04-03-2009 10:28 PM  9 years agoPost 74
TaleGunner

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I just got off the phone with Century getting a leakiy V3 replaced and they said when they get here! might not be until sept or later now

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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04-03-2009 10:39 PM  9 years agoPost 75
Blade_Master1

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TG what might not be here until Sept. Gasser or NX ?

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04-03-2009 11:54 PM  9 years agoPost 76
windy62

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I prefer the way Century is doing it - making sure the V1 is done right.
You're kidding right?

What version muffler are we on now? What version Gasser clutch? Autohub?

Now the NX heli's are out, what was wrong with the originals?

Everyone makes improvements, true, but you're statement is a little over the top...."Making sure the V1 is done right"...you wouldn't even call it a V1 unless there was going to be a V2!! LOL

I'll wait 'til YOU all sort out the bugs, and they come up with V3 or 4.

windy62

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04-04-2009 12:11 AM  9 years agoPost 77
TaleGunner

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Gasser 50 size

CRASH! GLUE! REPEAT!
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04-04-2009 12:19 AM  9 years agoPost 78
123456

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Warren has been running the BME Supertigre .90 Gas engine in his Raven 50 for almost two years now...

He's also recenty placed the new Saito 1.2 gasser in his Raptor 50 - light and a real sweet/hard runner!

Both are WAY lighter than the 20cc Zenoah route... Plenty of pop there!

Century should look at other options as well and move forward to newer technologies and get away from the antiquated chainsaw engine.

Just my humble opinion...

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04-04-2009 12:45 AM  9 years agoPost 79
Blade_Master1

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As much as I love Century models
These delays and/or excuses plus the fact that they don't have any news or other info ? They have me looking at other Manufactures now
There are alot of 50's out there in the same price range.
I almost Quit Century before they are making it easier for me to make up my mind one last time this season.

SO is Century going to give there LOYAL customers an answer?

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04-04-2009 12:47 AM  9 years agoPost 80
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geezzz, it's getting windy in here

""What version muffler are we on now?""

what glow pipe are guys on now, MP1, MP2, MP5, MP5SB or the MP6

what blades are guys on now, V1s, V2s or Textured

""Now the NX heli's are out, what was wrong with the originals""

nothing was wrong original Predator, it's just better now !! ,, didn't some 6 years ago Little Rotors claim the Predator to be "hands down the best 3D heli out of the box",,,,, yes they did,, there is nothing wrong with Century upgrading a few parts as all "ALL" the other brands do after a few years go by !!

remember all the Furys and JR CSs that blew their tails off, my friend blew off 2 or 3 tails on his CS, and the Raptor 90 had that problem too, a 90 that didn't even come with thrust bearings in the tail grips,, go spam on their pages !!

Jim
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