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11-21-2006 10:36 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Raptorcop84

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Sorry if this has been discused I could not find it. Raptor G2 is it any good, anyone have one? Thinking of getting one for a friend for Christmas. Thanks for any input.

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11-22-2006 04:20 AM  11 years agoPost 2
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11-22-2006 04:27 PM  11 years agoPost 3
Raptorcop84

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Thanks

Thanks jodini, looks like it will be worth a try. I'll let you know what I think.

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11-28-2006 05:02 PM  11 years agoPost 4
RAK402

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I have one. It is a Walkera #36. The radio on was intermittent. The stock motor would fly it fine but not much in the way of reserve power. Stock gyro works well.

Now upgraded to a brushless (Shogun) motor and all servos have been replaced except for collective (it will be next). Stock radio has been replaced by a Spectrum DX-6.

This machine is not a hot-rod, but is very easy to fly and very easy to see, due to its flourescent yellow color. Rate of roll, even with maximum throw, is extremely slow.

A pleasant, relaxing machine to fly, which would definitely benefit from improved electronics.

I probably have about 50 flights on it now.

Given the choice, I would buy it again. It is always ready to go when I want something to cruise and relax with.

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11-29-2006 12:39 AM  11 years agoPost 5
Raptorcop84

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Rak402, do you fly it indoors or outside. I had heard it was the same as the walkera. Looking to get one for a friend, if it works well I might get one to for flying in a gym.

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11-29-2006 01:23 AM  11 years agoPost 6
RAK402

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I fly it outside. I do not have access to gym or other large building to fly it in.

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12-02-2006 09:37 PM  11 years agoPost 7
Raptorcop84

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Raptor G2

Well after a few flights I think it's junk. The cyclic is so slow and the radio is crap. That's what you get for $200.00 though. Just my two cent.

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12-03-2006 12:01 AM  11 years agoPost 8
RAK402

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That bad?

The cyclic is definitly too slow (I mentioned that above).

Does your radio work?

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12-03-2006 01:23 AM  11 years agoPost 9
Raptorcop84

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The radio seems to be okay so far. The slow response on the cyclic caused a crash today. Was doing a fairly fast bank turn and it just wouldn't pull out. Maybe the radio but I think it was the slow response. The gyro holds great in normal mode ,but I couldn't get the gyro to hold in HH mode. A seventeen dollar crash, I'll fix it and sell it and just put funds towards another nitro bird. Thanks for your input though. It does seem to have descent power.

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12-04-2006 10:29 PM  11 years agoPost 10
trashmanf

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it could be that the servos just suck. you can probably try some stronger servos outta your junk bin... or just toss that whole heli in the junk bin

also, are there paddle weights on it already? it may have shipped in slower cyclic mode, so less beginners would crash it.

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12-04-2006 11:01 PM  11 years agoPost 11
RAK402

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Trashman,

There are really heavy paddle holders on it. Cyclic response is similar to a Shogun. I might change mine out to TREX flybar and paddles. There is very, very little in the way of Bell inputs to the blades as well. I have been considering modifying the mixing levers on the head, in the same way that Ade Law modified the mixing levers on the Knight 50 to increase the Bell inputs.

Part of me wants to modify it, part of me just wants to leave it alone. I purchased it foe a cruiser, just to pirouette and zip around a bit. If I want aerobatics, I can fly the TREX's or the Knight 50.

I still like the machine for relaxing.

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