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03-14-2006 02:56 PM  11 years agoPost 21
Eury

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Yeah, the 90s are MUCH more stable than the 50s, and the gassers even more so. However, I wouldn't recommend a beginner start with either, crash costs are entirely too high.

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03-14-2006 06:08 PM  11 years agoPost 22
flipped2left

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Get a gasser.. you WON'T be sorry!! ken

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03-14-2006 06:12 PM  11 years agoPost 23
Eury

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I dunno, I've had crashes with gassers that cost more to repair than a brand new 50. Heck, even a minor crash on a gasser will be at least $200, on a 50, most crashes will be less than $100.

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03-14-2006 06:31 PM  11 years agoPost 24
patriot21

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my 90 is like a cadillac... smooth...it needs input from pilot to move...otherwise it sits there and hovers almost hands off... I was flying it in 20-25 mph and it barely was affected....cut through the wind like a knife...
If you have the money... get the 90se ...you won;t regret it..

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03-15-2006 02:27 AM  11 years agoPost 25
gipper6

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Eurylokos is right - there are more helis than just raptors so take a careful look. Raptors are good but so are sceadus. I have both and can give you my two cents. First definitely get a 50 size heli. You will not regret it. Second, see what other guys are flying at both the local hobby store and flying field if possible. My sceadu has a more refined feel than my raptors, but it was also alot more work to set up. If you have someone locally that can help you it really makes a difference. Even a great heli flies like crap if it isn't set up correctly. Finally, I always recommend the local hobby stores, but if you don't have one check out heliproz.com or ronlund.com - both are awesome. Best of luck and welcome to the fraternity.

The best way to make a small fortune in RC Helis is to start out with a large one. Debt from above!

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03-16-2006 06:47 PM  11 years agoPost 26
GMONEY

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I asked the same question. with the same answers. So start with any of them You'll end up with one of each. R30,R50,R60 and the 90 is on order.

If there were AA meetings for heli guys I would have to attend.

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03-20-2006 02:10 PM  11 years agoPost 27
felix12

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Go as big as you can, if I had the money I'd buy a full size BO105!!!!!!!!!!

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03-20-2006 07:29 PM  11 years agoPost 28
flipped2left

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Check the heli classifieds on here. I see more rappy's 4 sale than any other brand including century! kinda makes ya wonder.....

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03-20-2006 07:32 PM  11 years agoPost 29
RCHeliJim

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Orem, UT USA

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Check the heli classifieds on here. I see more rappy's 4 sale than any other brand including century! kinda makes ya wonder.....
More quantity out there equals more are going to be for sale. Simple logic.

The Rappy 50 V2 is a great heli, as are some others mentioned. Whatever you do, starting with a 50 is a step in the right direction, a 30 will leave you wanting more very soon and a 90 may overwhelm you and your wallet in the beginning



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03-20-2006 10:18 PM  11 years agoPost 30
Rcer22

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a 30 will leave you wanting more very soon
This is quite true. A 30 is a good machine but it does come up a little short power wise and weight wise for the wind.

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03-21-2006 03:07 AM  11 years agoPost 31
Sign Guy

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Go with the 50. It can do all of the full on 3D and it's cheap to fix. Best purchase I ever made

Better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all!!

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03-21-2006 09:30 AM  11 years agoPost 32
nheather

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I'm a beginner and have a Raptor 50 V2 - I like it very much though I haven't tried the 30 so can't be too objective.

I do have two niggles about owning a 50 though :-

(i) Fuel - You go through fuel at about twice the rate as a 30 - even when doing basic stuff. An OS50 will give around 10-12 minutes per tank whereas an OS32 will give at least 20 minutes for the same type or flying. I think the OS50 Hyper is an improvement and other engine makes may be better.

(ii) Blades - Carbon/Glass blades for the Raptor 50 are considerably more expensive than for the Raptor 30 - you are also more limited by manufacturer/model.

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03-21-2006 11:53 AM  11 years agoPost 33
eskiserkan

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Hello . This topic became very useful for me . I have had same problem about making decision which heli to buy especially between Raptor 30 V2 and 50 V2 . If you say bigger is better I'll buy a 50 V2 . Also I have some questions . Should I choose ARF helicopters ? I'm trying to fly Kyosho EP Caliber M24 since two years . I can only hover this helicopter (it is very difficult to fly this heli I think) . If I purchase a Raptor 50 V2 , will I face with the same problem ? Thanks

JR VIBE 90 , JR Airskipper 50 , Raptor Titan , Vario Big Airwolf w/X-Treme Mechanics

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03-21-2006 12:17 PM  11 years agoPost 34
Yug

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IF you buy an ARF, then you'll have to completely strip and rebuild so you KNOW how it's gone together. All helis are tricky to fly as they are inherently unstable. The bigger the heli is, the easier and more stable, plus its better for visual cues and less sensitive to wind conditions.

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03-21-2006 01:55 PM  11 years agoPost 35
eskiserkan

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Thanks for your reply .

JR VIBE 90 , JR Airskipper 50 , Raptor Titan , Vario Big Airwolf w/X-Treme Mechanics

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03-21-2006 04:48 PM  11 years agoPost 36
piroflip

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I cant believe some of the guys on this thread that are

urging a newbie to buy a Raptor 90 with all the crash costs involved.

Get real guys!!


regards piroflip


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03-21-2006 05:47 PM  11 years agoPost 37
Yug

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piroflip - There's only 2 recommendations for a 90 out of many for the 50.

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03-21-2006 05:53 PM  11 years agoPost 38
piroflip

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thats 2 too many. IMHO

regards piroflip

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03-21-2006 05:58 PM  11 years agoPost 39
Yug

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Well, yeah I know what you mean. All said and done, for some, money is no problem, so why not I'd certainly be flying my 90 all the time if I was loaded.

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