The Bergen R/C Helicopters Intrepid 44 Magnum is our latest design, combining our Intrepid Magnum 90 and Wren's latest Turbine engine for Heli's, the 44 Turbine Heli, into one of the most exciting prospects for ultimate 3D Turbine action.
The Wren 44 Turbine Heli comes preassembled and test run from the Wren factory, in a beautiful Turbine package that is truly a work of art. It's almost a shame to hide this engine inside a set of mechanics and a canopy, so we've designed a unique airframe to show off this engineering marvel.
Yes, the Turbine is facing to the rear!! Most 90 or 700 sized heli's have the engine head toward the front of the heli. This is usually necessary for CG purposes. With the length and weight of the Wren 44, facing the engine to the front presents an extreme nose heavy condition that would require weight added to the tail. Definitely NOT acceptable for a heli intended for 3D style aerobatics.
A rear facing engine provides not only proper CG, but also protection for the Turbine in the event of a sudden meeting with Mother Earth. The engine is visible inside that airframe and not hiding inside a canopy. Inspections and minor maintenance like replacing the starter is a cinch.
The airframe is made from G10, as are all of our models, and available in black as well as the Stunningly visible Orange that you see here. We also offer other options for color like the landing gear, paddles and Tail blades that are from KBDD, and for a limited time, fasteners (meaning all the metric bolts on the heli) are available in silver (actually Zinc Plated! :) ) The canopy is fibreglass and can be sent to your favorite Painter pior to delivery of your heli.
The 44 Magnum comes with our standard all metal rotor head and blade grips, TT tail and all metal open style tail gearbox.
This is not a "conversion" of any kind, using parts from here or there, nor any kind of handmade in someone's garage project, this is a complete, factory designed kit, with the full backing and customer support of Bergen R/C Helicopters. If and when you need parts and support, next week, next month, or next YEAR, we'll be here.
We are currently taking preorders, with a deposit requirement of $4000, and final payment of $1150 plus shipping due before shipment. This price HAS increased with a change in the GBP Exchange rate, and could change again, so order soon...
If you already HAVE the Wren 44 heil engine or live outside the US with your own Wren distributor, this model IS available W/O engine for $1400.00 USD.
This model does NOT include; Main rotor blades, UAT or Bubble trap, or any radio gear of any kind, including batteries to power the radio gear. The Wren 44 engine DOES come with it's own battery to power the ECU, Starter, and Fuel pump.
The manual for this model can be seen here .
Initial test flight video can be seen on Bergenrc's youtube at bergenrcyoutube .
Video of some aerobatic testing and power settings can be seen here, 44 Magnum 4th flight.
44 Magnum Flight Test #2
44 Magnum Flight Test #3
At IRCHA 2010, we had a great number of 44 Magnums present, and probably the largest gathering of Turbines in one spot, we spotlighted this with a MULTI heli gathering at center stage on Thursday afternoon, helifreakturbinevid .
Thanks to Helifreak, Will James, and Finless Bob for the video!
These items below are offered for your convenience as a one stop shopping deal, you can pick and choose among any of them as you need, to be included with your helicopter. The prices shown are estimates, call or e-mail for up to date pricing.
RADIO SYSTEMS WITH RX
LXWVT6 10CHG $ 649.99
FUTK9276 12FG $ 999.99
FUTK9301 12Z $1,499.99
SPM8800 DX8 $ 299.99
JRP2930 X9503 $ 549.99
JRP1210 12X $1,499.99
COLLECTIVE AND CYCLIC SERVOS
FUTM0222 9252 SERVO $ 84.99
FUTM0225 9255 SERVO $ 119.99
JRPS8711 8711 SERVO $ 139.99
JRPS8717 8717 SERVO $ 139.99
JR8911HV 8911HV SERVO $ 149.99
FUTM0808 401 GYRO W/9254 SERVO $ 209.99
QUARK GYRO $ 165.00
FUTM0024 9254 SERVO $ 119.99
TORQ 9188 $ 150.00
BLS 254 $ 249.99
6023 EDGE FBL BLADES 693-713 $ 120.00
6026 EDGE FLYBARRED BLADES $ 120.00
3000 MAH BATTERY 4.8 VOLT $ 52.99
3000 MAH BATTERY 6.0 VOLT $ 65.00
5000 MAH BATTERY 7.4 VOLT $ 65.00
STABILIZATION DEVICES **
HELICOMMAND 3A $ 380.00
HELICOMMAND 3D $ 430.00
HELICOMMAND RIGID $ 480.00
BUILDING AND TEST FLIGHT FEE (SEE TERMS OF PURCHASE) $1,000.00
**Radio Equipment is required if we are building your helicopter, and can be purchased through us or mailed to us from your LHS.
**Purchasers from outside the United States may wish to buy their radio gear locally to insure proper service.
***SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO BE ADDED
****ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
TERMS OF PURCHASE:
The total cost of all heli radio gear and camera mount radio gear to be purchased must accompany the initial order. Building and Test Flight requires a non-reimbursable $1000 payment at time of order. The remaining balance plus shipping and handling fees are due at time of shipment.