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11-28-2005 06:57 AM  12 years agoPost 1
hoysurdady

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Scottsdale, Arizona USA

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I'm so confused this will be my first kit and i dont know if i should go with the Raptor 50 or the raptor 60.....help!!!!! also am a bit confused on what type of radio and servo set i should get...im kind of on a budget so the smart and super saver shop opinion would be good... keep in mind im new and wont be able to get that nice 3d flying in for quite awhile so im looking for a nice set to start me off and get me going....what else would i need besides the radio servos and engine and of course kit?

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11-28-2005 07:02 AM  12 years agoPost 2
pistole

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Heli Land ....

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R50.

you won't be dissapointed and it'll grow with you.

i have both and my 50 sees more flight time cause its more
fun.

cheers.
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Rap70. TT70.Rap50. TT50.RD8000.

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11-28-2005 12:22 PM  12 years agoPost 3
ausheli

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Kalgoorlie, the gold capital of Australia, Western

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50, no if's, but's, or maybe's its wins hands down

Drill it, Blast it, Bog it

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11-28-2005 12:53 PM  12 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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I agree, get the 50 and spend the money you save in decent servos. The smaller ones are easy to work on and in general have the crash cost of a 30.

Get the OS50 or a 50 hyper and 9252 servos a 401/9254 gyro-servo combo and you will be set for quite a while.

Andy
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11-28-2005 01:26 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Stickyfingers

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East London, UK

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Dont forget that you can stretch the R50 to run R60 mains and tails anyway.....


Raptor 50 v2 stretch on 680's, Trex 450XL eCCPMjklxyzzzz

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11-28-2005 01:30 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Eury

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Dover NH

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Raptor 60s are much easier to fly than the 50s. They are more stable and easier to see. However, if you are looking to do 3d, the 60s are pretty underpowered. I have a 30 with a Toki 40 in it, a 50 with a Hyper 50, and a Raptor 60 with a TT70, and the Raptor is the least powerful by far, but the first machine I take out when it is really windy and turbulent. The answer to the power problem is to put a 91 in there, then it will be every bit as powerful as the 50 is, while still having the advantages in flight of the larger machine.

Nick Crego

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11-28-2005 01:33 PM  12 years agoPost 7
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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Definitely 50. The 60 will feel like a weak 90. If you want a sizable heli, get an Evo 90.

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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11-28-2005 03:58 PM  12 years agoPost 8
pistole

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Heli Land ....

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hi.

I agree that the 60 is easier to fly because its bigger (easier to see)
and more stable (bigger rotor-disc).

when I fly the 60 , i usually marvel at how nice and stable it moves
in the air ......... hence I've moved on to putting a MD500 body onto
the R60's mechanics .....

when I want 'frisky' , its the 50 , plenty frisky there.
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Rap70. TT70.Rap50. TT50.RD8000.

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11-28-2005 06:59 PM  12 years agoPost 9
A. Bundy

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Aurora,IL. 30W/SW of Chicago

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50 is best for your $.

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11-28-2005 08:26 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Salty

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St. Augustine

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im kind of on a budget
if this is the case then go with the 50....you wont outgrow it for a long long time, the 50 "responds" well to a budget (ie you arnt required to run expensive a$$ servos etc) the 60 isnt something I would recommend for the newbie...heres why: its underpowered, and the crash costs are higher (with the raptor series its still not too bad for core parts but try dinging an engine/pipe and dont forget about the blades) you wouldnt be entirly happy with the 60 and would recommend a 90... but that defies the budget mindedness....stick with the 50.... and I know this may be frowned upon in the TT forum....check out the hirobo evo.... GREAT bird great price and flys rock solid (Disclaimer: I have nothing against raptors, I own both.... big and small and find the hirobo prodocts to be superior)

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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11-29-2005 12:31 AM  12 years agoPost 11
pcliftonjr

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Phoenix, AZ

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I'd suggest you start with a 50; it's a lot cheaper to repair and better on fuel. I see your're in Scottsdale; my club flies out on 19th ave between Bell & Greenway (near Turf Paradise) pretty much every weekend.

Stop by...we'll get you headed in the right direction. Checkout the website for a map:

http://www.armsaz.com/

Paul

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11-29-2005 12:53 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Jeff Greunke

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Northwest Ohio

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Here's the comparison. 30s and 60s to 50s and 90s what makes the difference is the power to weight ratio. I even herd pilots say that the 70s are weak too. Best bang for the buck is a 50 size, especially if your just starting out

Raptor 30, Raptor 50, Raptor 50#2, E620

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11-29-2005 01:44 AM  12 years agoPost 13
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Big Coppitt Key, FL

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HP / weight

Rap50 = 8.3 lbs fueled, 1.9 hp w/ OS Hyper = 4.3 lbs/hp

Rap60 = 11.8 lbs fueled, 1.8 hp w/ most 60 engines = 6.5 lbs/hp

Factoring in build cost + repair cost(s) = fuggetaboutit.

Rap50, brudda.

HeliProz has a heliva deal called 'HyperRaptor50'. Nuff said.

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11-29-2005 01:46 PM  12 years agoPost 14
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Cool stat!

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

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