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04-28-2004 09:20 PM  13 years agoPost 21
pcliftonjr

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I'm building a Raptor 50...I saw an NHP tail servo mount at my local field and upgraded.

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04-28-2004 09:52 PM  13 years agoPost 22
Chavalo

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There's a video somewhere of Szabo flying a stock R50V2 (tail servo normal mount).....you'll be surprised what a stock rappy can do!!!! When you get there, upgrade, if not, upgrade until you have to replace parts either because of wear or crash....that's what I've been doing with my R50.....

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04-29-2004 03:16 AM  13 years agoPost 23
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I'm glad I found this post....I was going to pose the identical question. I'm into my second gallon on the raptor 50v2, and I'm doing nose in, FF, 540's, 720's, nose in landings, etc. Keep in mind that I'm not looking for "bling"... I would like parts that are going to improve the heli, and what parts should I be keeping an eye on for fast(er) wear?

Setup is with gy401/9253, 9252's all around, and the TT 600mm CF blades which came with the kit. My next considerations were the carbon tail blades, MA paddles, and the washout assembly (the stock "push-in" link pins kinda scare me).

Is the boom mounted servo REALLY that much better? Mine seems to work just fine from up front, but it would be nice to remove the tail without having to re-adjust everything.

Is a CNC cooling fan any better? I'm still breaking in the engine, so this won't be a concern for a little while, but when I get into Idle1 & 2, will it provide extra cooling?

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04-29-2004 11:24 PM  13 years agoPost 24
Chavalo

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Phranque, again...In this video gallery, look for the stock R50 video, the file is AlanSzabo_Phoenix2003_Stock_Raptor_50.zip:

[http://www.augustoheli.com/videostu...abo/default.asp

.....I bet you'll wear your whole R50 before you fly like in this video..... The tail mount is to get faster response from the tail, obviously when you're using a high torque/speed servo and a gyro probably a 500 or 600 series. Now, I think the only people that will notice a change between normal and tail mount are the pro's.

Upgrade when you're replacing parts because of a crash or wear....now, if you want bling, then just upgrade everything!

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04-30-2004 12:44 AM  13 years agoPost 25
tauscnc

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I'd buy more fuel.

My stock raptor flies great! I did CA the pins in. As for boom mounted servo, I don't think any pro's would notice any difference between it and the stock postion. I doubt most would notice a difference in the metal vs. plastic upgrades either. Most is for bling and bling is good
The tailrotor pushrod moves at the same speed no matter where the servo is placed. Now if you have significant binding that is a different story but that just means you need to put more TLC in the setup.

I agree the washout has excessive slop and would upgrade that. My good friend Jon put some grease on another mainshaft, put some JB WELD in the washout base and slid it over the shaft. Once hardened just twist it off and you will be amazed at how tight of a fit you can get. I tried it and it works! I don't know how long the JB weld will hold up but with only up and down movement I assume quite sometime. The main play in my washout is the guide pins are not thick enough for the riders.

Don't know if a CNC metal fan will give you anymore air. I would think given the same size, design, number of fins, etc NO. Your only going to get more air if you have more rpm. Metal fans look awesome but once in the heli you can't see them anyway.

I vote for more fuel.

taus
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05-01-2004 04:29 PM  13 years agoPost 26
Phranque

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Well, I've got plenty of fuel in the garage, so I'll just go get the washout, and keep my butt in the air. I was out yesterday, but it was rather windy. By my third tank of fuel, the windsock was horizontal, and getting it back on the ground was a little hairy, but it was a blast flying. Nothing like practicing nose-in with 20 - 25mph sustained winds to build the reflexes.

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