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12-08-2012 12:46 AM  7 years ago
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geomecc

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century quality control sucks
I'm upgrading my clutch system on a predator gasser and the HD clutch bell with new bearing bloc isn't machined properly the bell is wobbling as I spin it by hand on two axis's. so I ordered another and the same thing I ordered another from another vendor and its the same. now I got three and can only return two cause I lost the packaging on one of them! if I use the one with the least run out will it cause vibes. has anyone encountered this problem?
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12-09-2012 03:02 AM  7 years ago
flyinfriend

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I built my Predator NX v2 about 2 1/2-3 years ago and I had an issue with the pinion in the bearing block. If I had run it and hadn't noticed it would have chewed up my main gear or shaken itself apart.

I spoke with Paul Pan at Century and he said to send it in to him. It was a bad pinion or was cross threaded by Century. He put a new one on and sent it back. It's been fine since then. The customer service I received from Paul has always been excellent. I had several quality control issues during my build and Paul was helpful in resolving them.

So yes I think it is/was not an uncommon issue.

I hope you get this resolved. Try contacting their support directly about the issue. I bet they would take them back even the one without the packaging if you explain the extent of the issue.

Good luck,

Tom
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12-09-2012 10:06 PM  7 years ago
geomecc

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ok thanks. i sent heli world an email but havent recieved a responce yet. i will contact century like u suggest. thanksR I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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12-09-2012 11:11 PM  7 years ago
strat1960s

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Why not give them a few days to respond. It is the weekend.

Ted
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12-10-2012 02:54 AM  7 years ago
Rodney

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Are you checking it mounted in the heli as the pinnion and upper bearing all comes into play in holding it straight.I know Paul was at OHB this weekend, so give them a day or two to respond.Dx7 With Ion Power Supply. Why use anything else.
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12-10-2012 10:00 PM  7 years ago
geomecc

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yes Rodney it's all assembled the bolts aren't tight and as I turn the main gear in the freewheel direction the clutch bell wobbles. I removed and reset the bearing and it's still there. I sent century an email about it so I'm waiting for a response.R I P Roman Jr. Team SRW EFC
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