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10-22-2004 04:32 AM  13 years agoPost 21
gwallace1

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I'm working my way up the learning ladder with a Raptor, and hey it's just a Raptor!!

Greg

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11-15-2004 12:11 PM  13 years agoPost 22
OzDrums41

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Parts Calc

From what I've priced, the cost of dumping a set of blades (main and tail) on the X-cell is the same as anyones 680's. The real cost comes when you start looking at the CNC parts off the rotor head assembly. The tail boom is'nt a real expensive piece, and a replacement aluminum one is cheaper yet and probably a better bet since I'm not that concerned about the wieght of it right now. What I've gathered from researching and buying parts for it (which I have many of already) is, worst case scenario....if you HAVE to dump an XCell, do it on its belly. The underside is cheaper then the top. By the way... I have already snapped a set of wooden blades ($24.00) on a landing. I did'nt see the rut in the field I was landing in and caught the high ground during the soft landing. I checke the main shaft and all the components and there was no other damage other then the blades.

Lessons learned : 1. KNOW where you intend to land, BEFORE
you land.

2. Wooden blades are a good thing. They snap
easy and cleanly, therefor reducing the chance of
warping the rotor shaft. And, they are cheap.

Oz (Crash...booom.....bang....)

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02-17-2005 08:35 PM  12 years agoPost 23
OzDrums41

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Still going

Well, its still in one piece :-)
Have'nt crashed it....yet. I've been working on trimming it real good and adjusting the linkage so that I all the trims are in the middle and the thing just hovers at midstick litterily all by itself. I get a kick out of being able to tweak it that close.

Oz (Crash...booom.....bang....)

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02-17-2005 09:02 PM  12 years agoPost 24
Jasper7

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HI OZ

Although, I have got a Heli as expensive as yours, I did get the best I could afford. Sceadu EVO 50, Hyper 50, 401/95254 and soon 9XV2.

Some may say thats a good starter, but for me it was the best I could afford. To me, thats probably what you have done, seen a great deal, took the oppertunity, some may be jealous, but that only comes about if you flaunt it.

Good Luck

Steve

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02-18-2005 12:07 AM  12 years agoPost 25
AlanR8

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Welcome to the DARK side! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it!

Conventional wisdom is that you start on a 30 sized machine. That's what I did and I did my time there. BUT when I got my Xcell 61 SE I thought THIS would have been a better machine to learn on. SO much more stable and forgiving.

The downside is the costs. Xcells can be expensive to repair and can take time to get set up properly. A mate of mine has just got rid of both his Xcell Fury's for exactly that reason. He's about 10 levels higher than me in his flying abilities and has recognised the ongoing costs associated with the helis he was flying.

He's just bought a couple of Raptor 90 SEs to replace the Furys and is as happy as a pig in sh*t with the way they fly and the cost to impact equation.

Having said that, whilst the money's rolling........

ENJOY

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06-20-2005 01:02 PM  12 years agoPost 26
OzDrums41

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Update

Well, have'nt quite yet.
I've gone through my first gallon with the X-Cell, and about 200.00 :-)
Had to buy few wooden blades, flybars, tailbooms and a gear set, but that's a normal investment curve for this sport I guess. I've learned a LOT about trimming a heli (especially an X-Cell), and I can strip it down to the main mast and put it back together again in about an hours time. I can get most any part of it repaired, get and trim out to a perfect hover point in about 2 hours. I'm not doing anything wild on it..yet. One of my worst crashes happened when the elevator control rod snapped at about 10 feet off the ground....ouch. Did my first auto (a gun to head scenario here...) when the glow plug fell out in flight. Damn, you really need to check those out every now and then don't you...:-).

Oz (Crash...booom.....bang....)

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06-20-2005 01:43 PM  12 years agoPost 27
BANDANA

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Oz~
When are you going to hook up with the locals? I was out all day yesterday(8-4). I don't know how the retired guys do it, I was tired.
Big Azz fun fly in St. Charles next weekend, look in the events section for Al's Memorial fun fly. I hope to go both days. It's right South of the bad boys home on Rte 38.
Bandana

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