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02-02-2010 05:01 AM  8 years agoPost 21
eeeeky

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Hope it helps anyway. Sorry i didnt get the chance to call back...cars suck!

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02-02-2010 05:09 AM  8 years agoPost 22
clive45

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Did you fix the problem?................. If so are you going to enlighten us.

If it cannot fly on it's own, then I won't be much help....

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02-02-2010 05:11 AM  8 years agoPost 23
eeeeky

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Heres what i told him

Mechanical setup is KEY...90 degree servo arm, straight pushrod, and MAKING SURE THE HELI WILL HOVER HANDS OFF IN RATE MODE. no questions
if it does not hover without piroing in rate mode, you must mechanically adjust it. No trim, no HH mode. After you have accomplished perfect mechanical setup, then set it in HH mode, and forget about it!

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02-02-2010 05:14 AM  8 years agoPost 24
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I thought so, thats exactly what I posted. There are lots of people that say you do not need to do it, HH should take of it, but I have always set up like that and no problems.

If it cannot fly on it's own, then I won't be much help....

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02-02-2010 04:04 PM  8 years agoPost 25
wrathofkhan

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i'll keep you guys posted after i try it out this weekend

thank you again, khan

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02-02-2010 04:34 PM  8 years agoPost 26
imnxtc

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That is exactly what is suggested and explained in the article that OF linked you to initially. Also I think that is what he was eluding to when he asked why your tail output shaft was sticking out so far past the hub of the tail rotor.

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02-02-2010 05:30 PM  8 years agoPost 27
wrathofkhan

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tail output shaft was sticking out so far past the hub of the tail rotor
when the picture of the tail was taken, i was using trex 600e tail parts. 600's geometry is different, because of that i was getting quite a bit of tail movement (as far as tail blade deflection is concerned at extremes).

so, i cut down the total movement by moving the tail grips/hub closer to the tail box - hence tail shaft sticking out. i did grind a flat spot for the grub screw to grip.

khan

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02-02-2010 06:28 PM  8 years agoPost 28
eeeeky

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Yeah dont waste your time with that trex crap...I found the triple bearing tail to be much better. the best thing to do, is ti use century parts, as its a century heli, its designed to use its own parts

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02-02-2010 07:34 PM  8 years agoPost 29
wrathofkhan

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OK, I was looking up the triple bearing option , very nice, very nice!

Will the CNC grips fit in the regular Swift pitch slider,or would I need to get the CNC pitch slider too?


Triple Bearing Tail Grips


CNC Tail Pitch Slider


Stock Tail Pitch Slider

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02-02-2010 08:15 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Pistol Pete

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CNC slider (OPTIONAL)
Use on:
Hawk Pro/sport (optional upgrade)
Raven (optional upgrade)
All Predators (optional upgrade)
Century .30 and .50 Scale Mechanics (optional upgrade)
Century .30 and .50 Scale R/C Helicopters (optional upgrade)

You can paint the black slider with silver enamel

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02-02-2010 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 31
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you can use either. I got all the metal stuff at once...

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02-03-2010 12:02 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Greybird

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That metal slider does not work. It requires spacing the control arm down, and then the tail control rod guide does not work. You can use a combo of a Swift/Hawk slider, or a combo of the metal and Swift slider. I'll post pics if you want at HeliFreak. I don't feel like reading about how to post pictures here again.

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02-03-2010 01:11 AM  8 years agoPost 33
eeeeky

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02-03-2010 01:15 AM  8 years agoPost 34
beavis1

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I have the stock slider and metal 3 BB tail no fit problem with the stock slider if you do not want to buy all the metal.

The old metal swift slider I do not see listed any more on the site the ball was not set off so much from the hub. The distance on the new hawk one looks like the offset is larger.

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02-03-2010 01:55 AM  8 years agoPost 35
Greybird

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Exactly Beavis. eeeky, Let's see a close-up of how you got that to work. On mine, nothing lines up with that metal slider.

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02-03-2010 05:52 AM  8 years agoPost 36
born2rc

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Ya, I would be very much interested in some close up pictures too!

Bob

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02-03-2010 04:03 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Ravenhyper50

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^^^ DIDO! I also had to use a couple of micro washers to get the control arm lower so the cnc pitch slider lines up properly with the cnc triple bearing tail.

I know two other century pilots with the same upgrades that had to do the same mod with the washers.

IMO..Not a big deal with the carbon tail control rod, it lines up nice.
If the part is not changed or fixed in newer productions, century should include the correct washers to assemble the two units together properly.

My first go at installing the two cnc upgrades took me longer than I would of liked. Trying to find the correct size washers was a pain.

Raven

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02-03-2010 04:36 PM  8 years agoPost 38
Pistol Pete

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I also had to use a couple of micro washers
And most likely the reason why the "Swifts" are not in the list that I cut and paste above.

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02-03-2010 04:52 PM  8 years agoPost 39
Greybird

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https://rc.runryder.com/rr/clipboard.htm Ignore. I am trying to post a picture. Why do they make pictures so hard here?

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02-03-2010 04:53 PM  8 years agoPost 40
imnxtc

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And most likely the reason why the "Swifts" are not in the list that I cut and paste above.
That most likely is the reason. It was probably designed before the release of the Swift.

Now, with their next production, I would suggest that they include the proper spacer or spacers, along with a little instruction blurb explaining them, and then include the Swift in the list.

Then I am sure they would sell more of them.

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