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11-23-2006 05:00 PM  11 years agoPost 1
TEC

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Denver, CO

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As some of you know I'm looking for a new 50 heli, I'm almost sold on the airskipper 50 intill I saw a few photos of the eccmp setup on the raven. I really like the servo setup, looks simple and strong with minimal linkages. how is the quality of theis kits and how do they fly?

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11-23-2006 06:41 PM  11 years agoPost 2
A.J.

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Bethlehem, GA

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The kit is GREAT!. For me all the parts fit very well. There were a couple mods i had to do to fit the hyper and muffler but nothing difficult at all. As for how they fly. They fly awesome. It is the best helicopter i have flown inverted. Its very stable and responsive. The best part about it is that it is 3D right out of the box. There are no parts you need to make it capable of 3D maneuvers. There are a few upgrades that are recommended but not nessesary. Like the red head dampers and a head button. Check out my gallery i have lots of pics. have any more ?s

A.J.

Stratus 90, Synergy E6, Trex 450 Pro

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11-23-2006 07:19 PM  11 years agoPost 3
trevorz

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Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I agree, the Raven is highly under rated and a great machine to fly.

I especially like the motor setup, it is easy to setup a vib free and strong power system.

The red dampeners are a great upgrade.

Trevor.

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11-23-2006 07:30 PM  11 years agoPost 4
Ray Fernandez

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Guam (U.S.A.)

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Raven can do everything the bigger helis are doing. It is definitely a heli to consider getting. Good luck on your choice.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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11-23-2006 07:40 PM  11 years agoPost 5
rcsoar4fun

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Boise, Idaho

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For some 50 helis they are stretched 30s. The Raven feels like a shrunk 90. Its a GREAT flying heli, highly recommended.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

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11-23-2006 08:51 PM  11 years agoPost 6
TEC

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Denver, CO

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thanks guy's,

I noticed this heli in Tower Hobbies catalog a few days ago, I know heliproz dose not carrie century heli's or parts. where do you guy's buy your parts from in the US? For the price of this heli it's a no brainer compaired to JR stuff. I think I'm going to try one?

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11-23-2006 08:57 PM  11 years agoPost 7
jackheli

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Vancouver - Canada

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They are really great helis out of the box. No upgrades required.

Make sure you get good CCPM servos, though.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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11-23-2006 09:10 PM  11 years agoPost 8
TEC

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Denver, CO

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I was just looking for spair parts and crash kit stuff. Just wanted to make sure parts are easy to get.

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11-23-2006 09:28 PM  11 years agoPost 9
Ray Fernandez

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Guam (U.S.A.)

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where do you guy's buy your parts from in the US?
You can try Century Heli or even Rick's (Ron Lund)

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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11-23-2006 10:22 PM  11 years agoPost 10
racer944

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Greely, Ontario - Canada

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I love my Raven and also recommend it... Only counter point I will offer however is that in the case of a crash, the CCPM servo setup does leave them vulnerable. I'm hoping Century will release a retrofit kit to be able to have CCPM, but with bellcranks and the servos up in the nose...

Have a few sets of spare gear sets for your servos... I just lost a set of gears to a boom strike...

Cheers;
Eric

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11-23-2006 11:33 PM  11 years agoPost 11
Gearhead

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Vt

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TEC,, I too like the Raven linkage setup, the system stays tight for a long time and it's always smooth,, I believe it's the only plastic 50 that come's stock with triple bearing tail blade grips, and oillite bushings inside its washout block, and the fan shroud seals around the bottom of the fan to force more air around the cylinder head,, and it now come's with a new larger and stronger fuel tank..

the things you may want to buy with it,,

1) hard dampeners (red)

2) gray speed-up gear (ratio 8.736),, at motor RPM 17000, head speed well be 1946,,,

((("stock gear ratio is 9.065", at motor RPM 17000, head speed well be 1875)))

Jim

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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11-24-2006 12:48 AM  11 years agoPost 12
TEC

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Denver, CO

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Thank's guys,you rock!!

TEC

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