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08-06-2007 03:30 PM  10 years agoPost 1
vermonster

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GOOSE GREEN,VT USA

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Newbe here, I am trying to decide what kind of heli to start my new (CRASH) experiance with. I have read a lot on what kind of deals you can get, but would like to build a custom heli. After all you get what you pay for. I have narrowed it down to four that I would like to start with but need some expert advice. As I can see you guys really know what your talking about so I figured you can help me out. Here are the four helis I picked out Venture50, Kyosho50,Sceau50,Raptor50 Titan. Any comments will be appreciated. From my reveiw of prices is Heliproz the best? THANX OD

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08-06-2007 03:46 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Pyrock

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SF Bay Area

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It looks like you plan on going Nitro. I would get what ever is supported by your local hobby shop. My guess is that it will be the Raptor 50. Also, check out your local club to see what they fly as you may need their help setting it up. If you've never flown before, make sure you get a sim. I'm sure more will chime in but those are the basics to help you with your decision.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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08-06-2007 04:49 PM  10 years agoPost 3
TRACERBOB

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your best bet if you belong to a club is to go see what everybody else is flying. That way, there will be loads of experience that will make life easier.

If not, I would go with the Raptor 50. Easy to get parts for (Heliproz)and easy to work on.

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08-06-2007 05:06 PM  10 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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Out of those two I'd narrow it down to the Titan or the EVO.

There's lots of informational support and parts are everywhere for the Raptor. The evo support is good but somewhat less volume of information and aftermarket parts.

Factory support for the EVO is 100 percent better, if you have any problems Jeff Green at MRC is one of the best in the biz for helping people out.

Andy
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08-06-2007 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Gunner

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Vermonster, I went through the same process you did about 2 years ago. I agree with everyone else - you need a sim, you should see what others are flying, you should check with your LHS to see what they carry, and read all you can on the forums. However, I was about ready to buy a Raptor when I saw this new heli from Audacity. It was a Tiger (now they also have the Pantera). Since none of my LHS' have much of a supply of helis or parts, I was going to have to rely on the internet for parts anyway. I've been extremely impressed with the support from Audacity. That's what grabbed my attention more than anything. The owner is very free with advice and answers emails and the telephone regularly. If I crash on a weekend, I can order parts on Monday morning and they will be here by Wednesday. He stands behind his helis more than any other company. The Raptor is an extremely popular heli but its definitely worth a visit to the Audacity website and do some research into their line of helis.

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Fusion 50, Pantera 50, Tiger 50
Walkera 4F200LM, T-REX 450 SA

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08-06-2007 09:57 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Gearhead

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hey Vermonster I will help you get in the air, I will PM you..

Jim

Jim
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08-06-2007 09:58 PM  10 years agoPost 7
MooneyDriver

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Kent, Ohio

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Have you picked out a radio yet? The Spektrum is a great way to go....

-Neil

Hey man, why does my lipo get bigger every time I charge it?

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08-08-2007 01:26 PM  10 years agoPost 8
vermonster

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Well guys here in rural Vermont the nearest hobby shop is 60 miles or so away. I doubt there are any clubs within this distance either. I am buying the heli online and will depend on it for parts. I have received a few emails that suggest that I go with a Knight Sport 50. Did anyone ever fly one of these and could anyone tell me if they have? I appreciate all the responses that I received. THANX

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08-08-2007 04:33 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Sarge3D

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Minnesota

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I would start with either a Raptor 30 or 50. They are pretty straight forward setup and you can always find parts.

Also there's a lot of people flying them so you can always find help.

Check out: http://www.raptortechnique.com/

Just my $.02

Joe

Ouch! That ground hurts!!

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08-08-2007 04:45 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Pyrock

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For fun, you should do a poll how many people have the knight 50 vs. the Raptor. This will give you a clear picture as to availability of parts, pilot assistance, and performance history.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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08-08-2007 08:46 PM  10 years agoPost 11
702nitro

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Las Vegas, NV

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Out of the choices I would go with the Raptor 50. But another heli worth looking at is the Align Trex 600 Standard (Cheapest i've seen is at $379). Its new on the market, getting parts for it shouldn't be a problem(cheaper), it's lighter and it fly's better than the Rap50.

Something to think about

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08-09-2007 12:00 AM  10 years agoPost 12
Gearhead

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vermonster, you didn't read my PM, click on the flashing PM, I will help you get in the air no matter what you buy..

Jim

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

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08-09-2007 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 13
RonHill

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FLL, FL

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Best thing you can do....Check your PM from waspy.

Next best find a field and go there..snoop around and find out what they fly.

You NEED help to set up and fly...You can do it on your own, but it will be frustrating and expensive.

Go to a LHS and see what they carry parts for.
You WILL crash and if you can't get parts quickly it is going to suck. I have broken gear due to a crap pushout auto and been flying in an hour since my LHS had parts.

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08-09-2007 10:00 PM  10 years agoPost 14
HHawk

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Gardnerville Nv.

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If you find local help thats great. I found learning from all the posts on the forums the easiest. Some people just want to tell you how to do it and/or do it for you without giving you the fundamental reasons why and what your options are. I found the Raptor limited in its performance in a very short time. At only 11 degrees of collective, its nothing compared to a T-Rex 600 E or N. Everyone excells at different rates, so if your one of the guys that gets lots of sim time and pushes to get better, you'll need to put 1000.00 into a Raptor to get it to do what a T Rex will do right out of the box.

OH and did I mention, I love my T-Rex

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