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03-10-2006 02:29 AM  11 years agoPost 1
shawn30

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Just wanted to see what Raptor should I get for a beginner. A Raptor 30 or a 50? Has anybody had any problems with order stuff from HeliProzs?

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03-10-2006 02:31 AM  11 years agoPost 2
A. Bundy

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50.Heliproz is very reliable and good to deal with.

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03-10-2006 02:38 AM  11 years agoPost 3
l-milk

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go with a 50 if you get a 30 you will sooner or later convert it to a 50. a 50 flies more stable with plenty of power.
also check out http://www.raptortechnique.com for all your raptor help. this is a page dedicated to raptors.

just fly

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03-10-2006 03:51 AM  11 years agoPost 4
Eury

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Agreed, just go right to a 50, otherwise you will spend a lot more upgrading your 30 later. Also, remember that there are a lot of other good helis out there besides the Raptor. It's certainly worth looking at others as well. Heliproz will certainly take good care of you with any order, as will Rick's. There are links to both vendors on the main Runryder page.

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03-10-2006 05:22 AM  11 years agoPost 5
GroundPounder

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50.

Bigger IS better!
Big heli's are more stable.
Big heli's can fly in wind.
The power to weight ration on a big heli is better.
Big engines are easier to set up.
The parts cost the same :-)

GroundPounder

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03-10-2006 03:50 PM  11 years agoPost 6
webbhost

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i started with a 30, just upgraded it to a 50 after my second gallon of fuel. Not tried it yet but i have flown a 50 before and it feels nicer than a 30

meh

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03-11-2006 12:40 AM  11 years agoPost 7
Yug

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If you get a 30, you'll soon wish it was a 50. Wait till you crash and start upgrading.

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03-11-2006 12:51 AM  11 years agoPost 8
AlabamaRaptor

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50.Heliproz is very reliable and good to deal with.
I couldn't agree more... I'm living proof... I started with a 30 and now I have a 50.


Raptor Titan 50 -- OS .50 Hyper -- Futaba 7C 2.4GHz

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03-11-2006 04:56 AM  11 years agoPost 9
Rcer22

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If your ganna be fuel minded my 32 take about 25 min to run out of fuel. The 50 takes about 15. I have the same size tank in both.
Oh and as for Heli Proz the are very good.
Just got an order today.

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03-11-2006 01:08 PM  11 years agoPost 10
pH7

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...my 32 take about 25 min to run out of fuel. The 50 takes about 15.
As a beginner, there were times I couldn't take 15 minutes straight. So another 10 minutes in a flight wouldn't have done me any good anyway.

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03-11-2006 01:33 PM  11 years agoPost 11
leejax01

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I think the horse is almost dead, but I will beat it again ...50V2 w/OS 50 engine. Get the larger tank and fly and fly.

Perfect practice makes perfect

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03-11-2006 06:11 PM  11 years agoPost 12
sunfm

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Raptor 50 V2 All the way

may as well get the new SE if your into that $$

great heli

and like everybody said you will just out grow a 30 if you get it.

Align Trex 450 XL HDE ------ I LOVE IT---------

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03-12-2006 01:49 PM  11 years agoPost 13
Rcer22

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As a beginner, there were times I couldn't take 15 minutes straight.
I agree 15 minutes is too long for a beginner. So go for the 50. But don't let it scare you. A screaming heli can be somewhat frightening.

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03-12-2006 07:33 PM  11 years agoPost 14
ZOOMDOCTOR

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west sussex

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Hi
i would say the raptor 50 is te best on the market for a beginner because they are bigger than the 30 and so there for they fight the wind more easily and i have just done the test flight on mine today and i realized how much more stable it really is!!!!!!!!!! but i found it weird coz i am used to flying my dads 30 and throwing it around the sky and ofcourse this is completly different!!! but its alot more stable.
zoom doctor!!!!!!!!!!!

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03-12-2006 10:10 PM  11 years agoPost 15
Yugdab

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And according to a chap here in the UK you should try and hang on 'til the 50 Titanium/Titan/V3 comes out as it will be priced the same as the 50 V2.

If things don't change... they'll stay as they are!

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03-13-2006 01:23 AM  11 years agoPost 16
sizzler

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I have been wrestling with this same topic . I have also been told to start w/ a 30 because the 50 has way too much power for us newbie's. Plus I have been told the stability is better on the 50 but not that much as compared to the power difference. Any thoughts? ---Still listening!

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03-13-2006 01:50 AM  11 years agoPost 17
Eury

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There is no such thing as too much power for anyone, newbie or expert, as long as the airframe can handle it. Power on a heli will not get you in trouble, but it will get you out of trouble and help save the heli. When I buddy box a new guy, I put them on my 90, specifically because the extra power and stability make it a lot easier to fly than a 30 or 50, and if they get it into trouble, the engine has enough grunt to pull it out of whatever situation they may have gotten it into. Get the 50 over a 30, you will spend a lot more upgrading your 30 when you regret your purchase in a few months. Also, there are a lot more helis out there than Raptors. Do yourself a favor and compare before you buy one brand or another. The Hirobo Sceadu Evo 50 is also an excellent heli, as are a number of others.

Nick Crego

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03-13-2006 07:52 PM  11 years agoPost 18
medfoch

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Bay Village, Ohio

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EVO 50

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03-13-2006 10:56 PM  11 years agoPost 19
patriot21

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Byron,MN

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heck if you got the money.... why not the rappy90se
bigger is better

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03-14-2006 02:54 PM  11 years agoPost 20
sizzler

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HONESTLY i DID THINK ABOUT THAT AND OR A GASSER. JUST WONDERING IF STABILITY AND SUCH GETS BETTER AS IT GETS BIGGER. I KNOW EVERYTHING IS MORE MONEY, BUT IF IT IS BETTER OVERALL, THAN I WILL CONSIDER IT

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