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Old 09-15-2005, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First turbine Predator made in the USA

Thought maybe some of you would like to see the first turbine powered predator made in the USA, also the first free turbine AMA approved.
i should add that this was done 3 years ago now.

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Old 09-15-2005, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool :glasses2: :glasses2:
What is the expected flight time on that tank?
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Jeff
Flight time 18 minutes on 40 ozs of fuel.

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Old 09-17-2005, 09:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That looks like its built as a tank. Very cool. I wish I could afford turbine then I'd buy one for sure.
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Old 09-17-2005, 05:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Laurens
The heli is the prototype first one my Friend who owns JDE built the turbine section and then worked with Century to make up the frame's and install then worked with Perry century's test pilot and then test fly the bird i have been after him to put the video that he has of it flying on his web site also join this forum.

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Old 11-09-2005, 05:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Century used to have a video of a Predator Turbine "prototype" doing some aerobatics on their web site. It disappeared a year or two ago.
Was that this heli?
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Last time i looked at the century web site the video was still there but you had to down load the file to your computer and yes it's the same heli.

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Old 02-08-2006, 02:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey All,

I just came across this thread & thought I'd give you a little information on this very machine. I have recently rebuilt & test flown this model with a WREN MW54 turbine to go back into Centurys working heli collection.

See my WREN / Century Predator flying at Jet Power 2005 in Germany here :

http://www.coolice.co.uk/Century-WRE...05%20-%202.wmv

Available to buy from here : http://www.wren-turbines.com/index.html
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OH great...I thought we were keeping the riff raff English off of the "Freak"

Now I have to put up with you on two sites?

Hey Ian! Hope all is fine over your way...BTW...have you made that good looking blonde of yours a respectable woman yet?

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Old 02-09-2006, 01:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey Greg,

Yes I'm sorry, I'm now going to be buging you on here to Bringing the English wit along with me :glasses:

Good to know your here as well. After a chat with Gary it seems like it might be better to continue our conversations on here rather than elsewhere.

Hehehe, no. The smouldering hot blonde is still living in sin I'm afraid mate
Doing my best to be all christian like but it's hard to be when she's around :twisted:
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys are very welcome here Ian!! Thanks for joining! :glasses2:
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Old 02-09-2006, 01:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hey William,

Thanks for the warm welcome aboard.
It's great to be part of a happy, friendly community such as this.

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Old 02-09-2006, 04:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard Ian, Now you have a second home all over again.
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