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11-29-2005 04:56 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Paalk

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Oslo, Norway

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Hi there!

I would really like some advice on this matter. I've been flying since july, so I'm pretty new at this but anyway I'm going to buy me a new heli. I've been flying a 30 size until now and I wonder if I should go for a 50 or a 90. What would veterans out there suggest I do. Is it overkill to go straight up to 90?? Maybe it's a dumb question but I'm really not sure what to do. Any suggestions??

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11-29-2005 05:24 PM  12 years agoPost 2
nojohnny101

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hey
if you have the money to purchase and maintain....then i say go for it....

if money is no factor....sure


Thanks
~Will~

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11-29-2005 05:33 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Itsindilas

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Intermediate 3D flyer here

Same question I have recently sold my two Raptors, one 30 and one 50. I have available many digital servos, a 601 gyro a GV1 and a throttle Jockey pro. My badget for heli+engine+pipe is arround 2000$.

1st Option:R50 - Big Block Kit - YS91 STR - MPII
2nd -//-: R90 SE
3rd -//-: A gasser.

What's your proposals for both of us?

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11-29-2005 05:34 PM  12 years agoPost 4
helibird

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St. George, UT

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I agree, if you can afford it go for the 90. I've stuck with 50's because the thought of a $250 dollar crash every time and only getting 5-6 tanks a gallon is beyond my budget. But the 90's sure fly better!!

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11-29-2005 06:31 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Paalk

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You say it's more expensive, do you mean spare parts too? Beacuse here in Norway there isn't that big a difference in parts pricing. Of course it's more expensive to fly, but does any one of you know how much more fuel a 90 uses compared to a 30?

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11-29-2005 09:05 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Paalk

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Thanks ethinger, it doesn't sound that bad with a 90 if the flight feeling is that much better. In Norway a gallon of fuel cost about $30 so that'll be an hour of flight with a 90 then.

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11-30-2005 11:53 PM  12 years agoPost 7
helifundi

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Lick Run, PA

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To know what to recommend I would like to know how proficient you are? A confident pattern flyer? Nose in landings? Loops? Rolls? Some inverted? If you're still working on these, choose the R50. If you're beyond these, go for the R90. You'll find the power to weight ration of the R50n a great challenge over the R30.

Good luck!

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12-01-2005 01:12 AM  12 years agoPost 8
BJames111

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i get 8 flights a gallon with my 90. i have the Thunder Tiger 90, so maybe it's less thirsty than the os or ys.

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12-01-2005 03:07 AM  12 years agoPost 9
LS1Heli

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Darien, Illinois

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I got a 90SE with a YS 91 and would not trade it for anything. To me the bigger machines are easier to see and much more stable/fun to fly. I usually spin my blades at 1750 on a govenor doing some flying around, some loops and a little hovering and full throttle climbs..get about 12mins of run time.

Raptor 90SE

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12-01-2005 08:23 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Paalk

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I appreciate all the replies, most of you guys recommend a 90 even though I'm a beginner, so I'll probably pick up a 90 this weekend.
To know what to recommend I would like to know how proficient you are? A confident pattern flyer? Nose in landings? Loops? Rolls? Some inverted?
I' fly patterns, FFF, stall turns, nose in(and landings) but I haven't started with loops and rolls yet....only on the sim...he he and it works there. I've been into some brief inverted.

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12-01-2005 09:32 AM  12 years agoPost 11
pistole

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.
This issue is the reason why I tell all beginners to go with the
50 since the 50 can take you all the way , so to speak , up to
whatever your sticks can do/handle.

When you started with a 30 , then the choice becomes a bit
more difficult when you want to 'upgrade'.

Of course , the best option would be to upgrade your 30 to
a 50 , and then go ahead to get the 90.
.
.

Rap70. TT70.Rap50. TT50.RD8000.

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12-01-2005 12:34 PM  12 years agoPost 12
spaceman spiff

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Tucson

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If your 30 is still going well, you might consider just keeping it for a while longer.

I had a lot of trouble with my TT39 so i was glad to get rid of it, and move up to an OS 50. Great heli, great engine, completely trouble free, tons of power, the driven tail and light rotor load is nice for autorotations, and i have to push it pretty hard to bogg it down, but i see guys having a good time with the OS 37. I hear the irvine 39 is relatively powerfull and trouble free as well.

Just got the Alan Szabo CD. Tward the end he flies a 30. He did with a 30 things most poilots won't attempt with their 90's. Tempted to get another 30 just to save on fuel while i'm working on inverted flight.

what do you have on your 30? maybe all you need is a good set of blades and the new green or white paddles to liven it up a bit?

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12-01-2005 01:32 PM  12 years agoPost 13
BARTGALAMBOS

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Huntsville, Alabama! U. S. A.

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I started with a Caliber 30 and upgraded to the OS37. Then I purchased the Raptor 90SE. I put an OS91 C-Spec in her and she really drinks the fuel.

I am now creating a spreadsheet to design a very powerful 50 Size machine that will burn less fuel and cost less, "Just in Case" tee hee. I think, I will progress much faster knowing I have less in it. It's becoming more difficult to chance the 90 size machine, because of the costs asscoiated with a "Crash."

I can send spreadsheets on the costs of these machines!


Goodluck,

Bart

Precious Metal Investor!!!

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12-01-2005 02:40 PM  12 years agoPost 14
2Can

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Norway

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Upgraded from a 30 to a 90. Everybody said that it was the best machine for me, as I moved up on the aerobatic "scale", so to speak.
But after a while, the cost and use of fuel superceeded my need to have really fun with it. On top of that, after two crashes, I got really cautious about the machine and didn't advance anything regarding my flying skills. Not to mention the crash-cost. Just compare the price difference between 30 and 90 size carbon blades....

So...I sold it and got myself a 50 with a hyper engine. Not as large, but a load of fun and my neckhairs doesn't stand up as much when it hits the ground (and not on the skids, btw)

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