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11-21-2006 08:28 PM  11 years agoPost 1
SSchulz

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Just bought the new E-Raptor 550. I will be installing a metal headblock. Which one do you guys like better, the Kasama or G-Force?

Thanks
Scott

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11-21-2006 08:31 PM  11 years agoPost 2
ThunderRobo

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If your just going to by the Head Block, then G-force, but if your getting the hole head, the Kasama.

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11-21-2006 08:34 PM  11 years agoPost 3
Ben-T-Spindle

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They are both good.

I’m not sure that you need a metal head block with a E550. I flew for many years with a Raptor 30 and a one upgraded with an OS46 and never needed a metal head block. Wait until you break the plastic one before upgrading.

Save your money for some good battery packs.

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11-21-2006 09:29 PM  11 years agoPost 4
SSchulz

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Hey BTS

Will be turning 2000+ on the headspeed. Thought a metal headblock would be a good idea?

Thanks
Scott

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11-21-2006 09:48 PM  11 years agoPost 5
BJames111

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It's definatly a good idea. Check out the G-Force head, it's really nice!

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11-21-2006 10:12 PM  11 years agoPost 6
JAGNZ

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Can't comment on the GForce head but the Kasama is VERY nice indeed. I love it. Do some searches, there is plenty on RR about the Kasama!


Jason Greenwood

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11-21-2006 11:06 PM  11 years agoPost 7
TonyTypeS

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I have the whole Kasama head and I love it! If your looking to just upgrade the rotor hub than the G-force head seems pretty good. It has the 2 extra screws to lock the bottom of the hub to prevent slop. (kasama has that too) I heard G-force is coming out with some mixing arms and a whole full head in the future. From what I been reading about the G-force head will probably be just as good or even better than the kasama. The mixing arms have 3 setting you can set the cyclics at. Kasama only has 2 but I think it's fast enough in the extreme settings. Probably won't need the cyclics any faster than that.

**I used to run the plastic head at 2100 and haven't had a problem. I wasn't doing hard 3D yet so thats maybe why I haven't broken it From hearing that people are breaking the plastic hub in flight I got scared and didn't want to take the chance of it breaking in flight and damaging my heli so I upgraded. I live down south of the states so the weather is never too cold like up north. I guess cold weather can make the plastic brittle**

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11-22-2006 12:07 AM  11 years agoPost 8
BJames111

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Yes, G-Force does have mixing arms coming out for the 50 size. They should be great,lots of adjustability. I'll post a report as soon as I fly them. Keep your eye out for more cool stuff from G force in the near future.

To be honest though, the two components that make the difference in the head are the main headblock, because of the improvement in damping, and the mixing arms because of the increase in available pitch range and response!!!

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11-22-2006 02:05 AM  11 years agoPost 9
BJames111

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Oh, and I can already say that the damping made a pretty nice difference in the flight characteristics of my Raptor. I'm very pleased! The mixers should make this little heli come alive!

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11-22-2006 02:53 AM  11 years agoPost 10
G-Force Heli

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As per our announcement, a full head will be available for the R50 and R90. This head has been designed with performance in mind. If you want a well dampened and responsive Raptor, this is it. If you are looking for bling, they are not.

After releasing the Tuner Head for the R30/50 and R60/90, we decided to release the mixing arms. Both head and arms provides for full tuneability. The head for response/dampening and the mixing arms for increased pitch. The remaining head components isn't going to give you that much more performance. If you get the head and mixing arms, you pretty much got it all.

The flybar cage is coming next week, is also tuneable. The blade grips will follow, that is also tuneable.

Garf
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11-22-2006 03:21 AM  11 years agoPost 11
SSchulz

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Garf I don't see any mixing arms listed for the 50?

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11-22-2006 03:38 AM  11 years agoPost 12
G-Force Heli

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Hi SSchulz,

The R50 mixing arms are going to be released this week.

Garf
G-Force Heli
http://www.gforceheli.com

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11-26-2006 02:37 AM  11 years agoPost 13
G-Force Heli

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Ontario, Canada

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Scott,

The 3D mixing arms for the R50, E550, E620SE are now shipping.

http://runryder.com/helicopter/t301561p1/

Garf
G-Force Heli
http://www.gforceheli.com

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11-26-2006 02:49 AM  11 years agoPost 14
soulrider911

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Novato Ca

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KASAMA, GFORCE

Can either the KASAMA or the GEFORCE run the TT red dampers...or do u have to use their dampening systems...Also is quick uk just not up to par anymore??? was thinking of getting a meatal head for my titan, and WAS going to get quick uk, but it seems kasama and geforce seem to be getting more attention....thanks

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11-26-2006 02:58 AM  11 years agoPost 15
ez2bgman

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The G-force head uses o-rings for dampening and therefore cannot utilize any dampners that are designed for the factory TT head. The Kasama head was designed to use the stock TT dampners as well as many aftermarket dampners. Either system works. It is a mainly a matter of personal opinion.

Gary
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11-26-2006 03:22 AM  11 years agoPost 16
soulrider911

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Thanks Gary, and you hit it right on the head, & i prefer the TT Reddies, thats why i asked, thanks for the response, 1 KASAMA head coming up....with a side of mixing arms, thanks...

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11-26-2006 04:35 AM  11 years agoPost 17
BJames111

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The G force damping system is a really nice design and I've been throughouly impressed by the responsiveness of just the head alone. The addition of the mixers should make this a A+ combination.

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