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HelicopterMain Discussion › MICHAEL PREWITT'S RAPTOR TECHNIQUE "A SPECIAL​THANK YOU"
10-09-2005 09:19 PM  12 years agoPost 1
policerescue620

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Let me say as with many others "THANK YOU" for the vast amount of information, your site has helped me several times while I was stumped and feeling like giving up... I find my self reading sections nightly, while each time lerning something new or correcting a problem on my helicopter I didnt even relize it had until a section brought it to my attention then checking my heli I noticed it was doing exactly what you where saying... and then following your directions for fixing it. now with help also from extremerz.. she is flying sooo smooth and correct! with a never thought possible amount of perfection and balance. thank you very much for the wonderful site...... between runryder and raptor technique you need never go anywhere else!!!! Joe Kennedy

adding a breath of fresh air daily...!!!

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10-09-2005 09:22 PM  12 years agoPost 2
policerescue620

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here is the offical website also thanks!!!!!

>>>>> raptor technique<<<<<<

adding a breath of fresh air daily...!!!

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10-09-2005 10:05 PM  12 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Yea he's helped alot of people, he is just as generous with his time in person too.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

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10-09-2005 10:12 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Raptor3DPilot

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North Las Vegas, NV

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When I was building my heli I printed out all of his instruction pages and used them rather than the TT manual. Great information!! Will definitely be using it again with my rebuild.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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10-09-2005 10:19 PM  12 years agoPost 5
RCHeliJim

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An awesome site for great tips and help, I have used this site in building all my helis - not just the raptors. Couldnt thank him enough!!!



Go Fly, Have Fun!!
-Team Quick UK

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10-09-2005 10:31 PM  12 years agoPost 6
policerescue620

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I was under the impression that when setting a rappy up to have the tail blades at 0 degree pitch center stick... this caused me a problem keeping my 401 at its lowest epa setting.... because the slider wasnt centered right now I added a bit of pitch having the pitch lever pointed at the tail straight now I have equal movment and can up the epa quite a bit. Another lesson learned...

adding a breath of fresh air daily...!!!

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10-09-2005 10:38 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Raptor3DPilot

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Good find....ya when I was building I took a paper clip and bent it to 4.5mm (I think that's what it was supposed to be). I used it to stick between the tail slider when setting up and it would neutralize it. Now I have it in my toolbox to check on startup if my tail is neutral.

Remember when flying inverted that down is up and up is EXPENSIVE!

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10-09-2005 10:45 PM  12 years agoPost 8
k0tbt

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I would like to add my thanks. Yes, his website has been of untold help, and he answers emails in a very very timely manner. Where does he find the time to help all of us??

Thank you, Michael!!!

Karl

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10-09-2005 11:07 PM  12 years agoPost 9
HotsHabit

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Agreed, his site has been indisposable for me setting up my machine, Thank you Michael..

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10-09-2005 11:09 PM  12 years agoPost 10
chuckhager

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Clovis, CA

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When I got into R/C Helis, I had no one to help me get started. No one to show me how to setup a heli or teach me to fly. Everything I've learned came from the help that all of you have provided. Thank you all.

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10-10-2005 01:15 AM  12 years agoPost 11
AH-1 pilot

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Tampa, Florida

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me too..

I don't have a raptor, but also have used the site. I was setting up my GY401.

I haven't been to the site in some time, I should revisit.

Michael


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10-10-2005 01:32 AM  12 years agoPost 12
gigi

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Port-au-Prince,​Haiti

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Another one, from the Caribbean!

Michael, THANK YOU from the 6-8 of us who take our Raptors out for a whirl in Haiti. Whenever someone new comes along, I tell them to go check out your site, as well as a couple of other good ones I've found.

If you're a Raptor fan, Raptortechnique is right up there with RR.

Gigi

My heli spending has gone way down since I got a Honda 919 :-)

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10-10-2005 01:58 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Professorwiz

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He's helped me out greatly too! What an asset to the community!

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10-10-2005 04:20 AM  12 years agoPost 14
HeliToy

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Paris Texas

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I'm lucky enough to live in driving distance to Michaels flying field where he has gone through my machine on several occasions. I would patiently wait for my turn as Michael would solve problems or give a pilot tips on how to resolve issues. I would always leave the flying field amazed at how much time he would spend on our machines and with some nice tips to take with me.

Many thanks....

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10-10-2005 04:23 AM  12 years agoPost 15
policerescue620

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For a flyer to give up his own flying time to render aid to those who need it takes HEART!!! thats why I started this thread to give many thanks to a great guy.... and he never asks for a penny to help with the costs of maintaining a website... Thanks again!!

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10-10-2005 04:41 AM  12 years agoPost 16
Want2BRealPilot

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Asheboro,NC

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Good find....ya when I was building I took a paper clip and bent it to 4.5mm (I think that's what it was supposed to be).
Ha Ha! I think we've all made gauges & tools, with Michael's specifications and ideas. I use a medium sized cable tie ( the long part) for a 4.5mm tail slider gauge. It's exactly 4.5mm. I also used his homemade link resizing tool idea. http://www.raptortechnique.com/tightlinks.htm
His site has been a huge help, for so many of us guys. His time & dedication is much appreciated.
Mike

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10-10-2005 05:08 AM  12 years agoPost 17
rwm01

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Winnsboro, TX

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Like HeliToy, I live within driving distance from Michael. He's even teaching my son and I to fly.

Even though I fly a Caliber 30, he has helped with setting it up, trouble-shooting and teaching my son and I to fly. He's NEVER had anything bad to say about my Caliber 30 even though its not his Heli of choice.

(I think I did see him "roll his eyes" when I got a second Caliber, tho . . . )

He is ALWAYS willing to do what he can to help promote the hobby, never taking anything in return.

Can't thank him enough . . .


Bob

No Honey, thats always been on my Heli.
I'd list what I have but then she'd have proof!

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10-10-2005 05:36 AM  12 years agoPost 18
da_man

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Central NC

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I might still be in the dark with helicopters if I didn't get some help from his website along with a few other people.

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10-11-2005 06:20 AM  12 years agoPost 19
loveraptors

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Mt. Pleasant, Texas

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He has probably help me more then anyone

I live in the same town as Michael (lucky me) and I don't think I could have done it without him. I would have probably gotten frustrated and wanted to give up flying helicopters but I have learned quite a bit, although sometimes I still need to lean on him. The guy is virtually a genius but he is also very modest. However he does not look at runryder as much as some people might think but I will tell him about this link and I am sure he will be please to hear how a number of people appreciate the help he has given them both personally and through his web page.

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10-11-2005 06:53 AM  12 years agoPost 20
dragonlord

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luton uk

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Yes his site is of great value.

It was with his site I was able to build ,setup and learn to fly my first heil

without any help from anyone.

spended site couldent recomend it more

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