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Old 09-01-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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I have one center hub that the slots where the flybar passes thru are approx 12mm long and the other center hub slots are only about 8mm long, also has no "flats" machined where the seesaw hub bolts on....whats the difference here??? Machine is a P6
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:43 AM   #2
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Hi Will,

Basically, it depends when we made a part because over time we incorporate minor modifications to our product as running changes. We've made dozens and dozens of updates since our 2004 market foray.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:16 AM   #3
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:34 AM   #4
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How is your model flying? Are you happy? Anything you wish you'd done differently? Anything you wish we did differently? Or better?
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:27 AM   #5
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Its flying great, just finished its 21st gallon of nitro in its life, im very happy with it. there are a few things that come to mind to change, BUT, in doing so it would raise the price of the model, cost of the replacement part, and just really arnt nesasary as things work well enough now and when the stock things do need to be replaced, they are cheap to replace. Example that I think would be a nice touch are metal threaded inserts in all the bearing blocks like found above the clutch stack. Metal swashplate (i see in research you used to offer one) there is at times some flex in the stock one, can i notice that in flight for my style?, no so again, would be nice but not nessasary, as stock ones last as are and a replacement wont melt the VISA. Ive spent many hours at the field this last year with it listening to people say "my (insert high $$, 75 dollar tail boom heli) dosent have all that plastic on the head, tail, slight play in grips,etc" ......to which i usually reply take it for a ride and see if any of that makes a differance, it dosent. Dont get me wrong, i still love my minair, bergen twin, but it would be just short of a mortgage payment if i dumped one of those to fix it. In 21 gallons on the pantera ive only replaced dampers, the few hard meetings with mother earth have resulted in, 3 head axles, 1 main shaft, 2 tail booms, a set of struts, and just the other night a set of blades. All those parts together dont add up to half the cost of a set of rotor blades for my bergen twin MAH 810's. Planning is in the works right now to build a seperate bb pantera to add to the fleet this winter for my quad head thats sitting on the bench.

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Old 09-05-2016, 01:03 PM   #6
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Off hand, I cannot for the life of me think of a higher compliment than a guy wanting to build another of my birds, but not like those guys who buy two at once, or one of each size in a line . . . but years after the fact.

Speaks volumes . . . thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-14-2016, 05:04 PM   #7
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Anybody whos running the aluminum head block, know where a head button can be found that fits???
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:02 PM   #8
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:46 AM   #9
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Metal swashplate (i see in research you used to offer one) there is at times some flex in the stock one
RJX 10mm swashplate will fit you just need to find a replacement for the pin.

http://octopusrc.com/shop/index.php?...product_id=222

I've been told a Vibe 50 swashplate will fit too.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:10 AM   #10
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I second the request for metal through shafts in the bearing blocks. I always overtighten and strip mine....

A change in the frame design over the clutch area to make it possible to vertically remove and install the clutch without splitting the frames.

I have the Quick UK Precision swash flying on mine, and it works really, really well. The lack of the rear locator pin is no issue (checked with John beforehand), the swash doesn't move, and is beautifully precise.

http://www.quickuk.eu/products/5/web...te_txc-05.html
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:30 PM   #11
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Check out the promodeler site, theres a metal swash under "upgrades", says its in stock. Gonna order one soon
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:33 PM   #12
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In all of my trades I ended up with a metal swash and intended to swap it in on one of my Panteras, it's funny that after 3 years I still haven't installed it. The stock swash on both models is still working without issue.
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:54 PM   #13
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Yeah i agree, see post #5 above. Id like to get one just to see how it performs compared to stock.
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