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04-08-2014 04:19 AM  4 years agoPost 21
fjk6807

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hey jerkoff, try and call them or order parts now. you will find they do not exist. many of us have tried so don't come in here with your bs when you don't have a clue.

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04-08-2014 04:24 AM  4 years agoPost 22
fjk6807

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I suppose you have a source for century parts? try and find a main shaft, or tail boom, or many of the other high need parts for repair after a crash. you jumped in here obviously unenlightened about the current situation at century. 500 to 1 you cant get an answer on the phone or order parts from their website except for a few items that will be in stock and actually ship. I know of someone that order a part that is listed in stock on the heli-world webpage. it has been two weeks since ordered. no credit card billed, no part shipped, no return phone call, you cant even leave a voicemail. THEY ARE GONE!!!!

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04-08-2014 04:45 AM  4 years agoPost 23
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I buy from HW, I call or order off their site, since 2002..

if you have a problem with Century or HeliWorld it is very-very easy to fix, just contact a Century Rep and tell him your problem, he will help

Jim
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04-08-2014 04:49 AM  4 years agoPost 24
fjk6807

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to be honest everyone I can not for certain say they are gone, I really don't know as I am not there and can not go knock on their door. what I do know is I have called over and over and get the automated system but no person ever picks up, can't leave a voicemail like you use to could. most parts are not available anywhere from anyone.
I hope I am wrong as I would dearly love to find the parts to fix my g20 but I am afraid of what all the indications are telling me.
Many other people have tried to get parts to no avail.

if you are thinking of a century heli I would suggest you look at something else. Not only do they seem to be gone but the quality of their parts and kits has been really bad.

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04-08-2014 04:52 AM  4 years agoPost 25
fjk6807

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hey gearhead, you wont call heliworld now and order parts. that is the whole problem. no one else has them either and the few dealers they had are dumping what few parts they have left at huge discounts. if you can read the writing you need glasses. as to a century rep lets see you reach one now. if you do great. post how to contact him here. you certainly cant reach anyone at their listed phone number. they are also not responding to emails.

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04-08-2014 05:12 AM  4 years agoPost 26
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Century Reps)
as to a century rep lets see you reach one now.
well that there is just some more funny stuff, because a Century Rep replied to a post just 4 posts below this one, and they also reply all the time on HF

the reason why the Century Reps do not read or reply on RR's Century page much any more is because of (unlike HF) all the drama on RR like yours and the others,,,, I have to say I sure understand that of the Reps

Jim
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04-08-2014 02:27 PM  4 years agoPost 27
fjk6807

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I am not asking for them reply on rr. but gearhead what you do not seem to realize is there are no responses from anyone at century or heli-world. not here, not to email, not to the phone. this is not just me saying this. go look at all the post on rr, on facebook, on helifreak, dam dude you must be blind if you cant see there is a huge issue. if you are in contact with those people good for you. tell them they have customers getting really pissed at the lack of response. we need parts and there are none available. I will not post again any responses to you as you obviously have your head in the sand.

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04-08-2014 04:00 PM  4 years agoPost 28
RM3

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I for one am not buying anymore parts for either of my Radikals anymore...( I almost pulled the trigger on a $200 order, but came to my senses and cleared the basket). I don't care if they are 75% off...its not worth buying parts for a brand thats is obviously going down in quality (not that they were ever up) and has lost all support from all but ONE dealer online...who happens to be loosing business due to ever declining customer service.

Honestly...dealers will stock what sells, stock that sits in the store/warehouse is money invested with no return and in todays economy that is not good for business neither short or long term.

They have to have money flowing into the business and it has to be a certin percentage over all costs incurred for that product...its not personnal, but if I had an online business and the product line was costing me to just sit there...it goes away. You can't run a business on less than 20% margins with such low volumes, it would kill your business if you tried and the banks would own your butt in no time.

We only see things from the customers point of view, as far as we are concerned EVERBODY flies Radikals, Swifts, Hawks and Predators...but that is not the real world. In the real world the brand either evolves and maintains a level of quality with time or is left behind and defeated by other brands that are more inovative, more durable and provide ever faster satisfaction in every aspect.

When my Radikals plumet to the ground and are destroyed (its just a matter of time), they will not be resurrected, I will harvest thier "organs" and transplant them to a Trex kit and move on.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-08-2014 04:26 PM  4 years agoPost 29
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In reality, theres not much that can't be replicated anyways or found elsewhere other than some of the plastic parts which I have yet to break such as the transmission gear or any of the other plastic parts they seem to have plenty of.

RM3 is making clutches and bearing block support for it and all we need is a source for booms and main shafts I had a source for booms but no commercial account.

G10? Make your own frames and perhaps make them one piece instead of two dovetailed.

Im not giving up easily and when I can't source parts anymore, the engine will be going into a wheeled winged apparatus and I will look into a larger heli. Those 1/4 scales are screaming my name.

As per an email with Esprit way before their first big discount, they are no longer going to support Century unless they come out with a desirable heli. That pretty much wraps it up.

BTW...does Ron have MA stuff on sale too?

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

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04-08-2014 04:44 PM  4 years agoPost 30
RM3

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Rons has some stuff left for MA birds, not much left, alot of the crash parts are gone...

He even has one Radikal 640 nitro for less than $300...he must have ordered it for someone that never picked it up cause he never listed it as an official stocked kit...also has a handfull of G30 parts...but he nevr carried a G30...

He is making room for stuff that sells especially now that he owns the store himself and no longer a part of the other store...I don't blame him.

He will no longer be carrying Century according to his website BTW, he says Century is NOT going out of business...but Ive learned not to belive anything ANY store says...MAs sudden death is my reason.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-08-2014 04:58 PM  4 years agoPost 31
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Rons has some stuff left for MA birds, not much left, alot of the crash parts are gone...
So...we have something in common? Is their sky falling too?

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04-08-2014 05:20 PM  4 years agoPost 32
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No Rons is doing fine by what I can tell, (I hope)...His money makers seem to be Align and Thunder Tiger with parts as far as helis go...the rest of his sales are on blades, electronics and support stuff. But I'm sure MAs death was a blow to his business...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-08-2014 05:30 PM  4 years agoPost 33
fjk6807

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Rons seems to be ok but for those of you not aware MA is also gone.

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04-08-2014 05:45 PM  4 years agoPost 34
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This thread is meaningless without the usual hecklers.

BTW and FWIW...makes no sense to completely revamp a website if your going under, does it?

I'll be placing an order by next week and lets see what happens. Maybe that will be the order that gets the production line turned on for a few days.

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04-08-2014 06:32 PM  4 years agoPost 35
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BTW and FWIW...makes no sense to completely revamp a website if your going under, does it?
Well consider that MA came out with the Whiplash in Gasoline, Nitro AND Electric versions only to shutdown and a few months later with one month warning... If they knew they were going under why go through that giant expense of engineering and machine tool up (which is a 100 times more costly than a website update). Lots of companys do the same thing, and go instantly belly up despite revamping all or parts of thier business.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-08-2014 09:34 PM  4 years agoPost 36
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they answered my call and took my order
4:28pm Vermont time;

I literally just got off the phone with Heli Word, I ordered my parts and told them the BS on the forum here about Century closing their doors, I was told they are still opened,,

funny, they must still be open because they answered my call and took my order

BTW, I do know who started all this BS about Century leaving the hobby, funny, notice how soon after MA closes their doors these Century rumors start up

Jim
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04-08-2014 09:58 PM  4 years agoPost 37
D Pedersen

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Century / Heliworld is fine except for issues with the new website. The sky is not falling , you guys sure can run with a rumor Wow ! Rons Heliproz has not carried Century for years , but still would special order items . I do agree that HeliWorld really needs to get some key people back into answering emails and the phones. There are some good Canadian Century dealers that will help you guys out if you are in a bind. Take care

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04-08-2014 10:27 PM  4 years agoPost 38
RM3

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Rons Heliproz has not carried Century for years
sure he has, up until now...I used to get all my Radikal parts there when Esprit didn't have them in stock...I actually got my first Radikal G20 from him way way back 6 months after they came out. But as time went on he slowly stopped refilling stock especially starting this year. When the G30 came out then the 640N and E he did not carry them.

I sure would like to see more Dealers/Vendors for the parts...but going to one vendor only...kinda kills your market exposure and customer confidence.

It has killed my confidence for sure.
last time I ordered from Heli_World they forgot about my order until I called them and asked what happened I finnaly got my parts nearly 6 weeks later...that was the last time I ordered from them.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-09-2014 03:59 PM  4 years agoPost 39
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RM3 think how long the G20 has been out , Rons has not been carrying the line for a few years now. The G20 came out almost 3.5 years ago now but he did have a large stock. Before the Heliproz partnership he was a large Century dealer. With Century opening there own store (HeliWorld) it killed a lot of the dealer network . Many brands have done the same thing just not on the large scale that Century did with HeliWorld . Look at Synergy , AleeS and on and on. They have went to direct sales to survive I am sure. About 1 year ago I bought a few blow out items from Rons and for Century he had a G20HD kit, NX50 kit and a Predator gasser left in stock so I would say he was not replenishing stock then. I am not here to argue though I am just saying that Century is alive and well. They are big into the quad market now.

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04-09-2014 06:21 PM  4 years agoPost 40
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Well I am glad(not really) that all were having issues with the website. I figured it was just some web development issues. I am glad to hear they are still open for business. I also found that this site has Century parts including the elusive common parts like main shafts.

http://beyond-heli.com/index.php?cPath=165

Chris

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Predator Gasser SE G-23, Fut 3010 servos, JR gyro/servo

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