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Raptor E325 › Question on essential upgrades and spare parts for​a beginner
09-11-2007 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 1
blowfish

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Bremen, Bremen -​Germany

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Hi, I am completely new to this hobby. I've been practising on a simulator for over a month and want to get into real experience.

I am very much inclined in taking mini-titan as my first heli after reading the experiences of all the users here. It so happens that one of my friends is on a visit to taipei and I want to get a kit as well as some upgrades and spare parts.

So I need guidance from all the experienced members here in picking up the essential metal upgrades(such that they are not an overkill for a beginner) and spare parts that are mostly replaced in case of a crash

Thanks in advance for all of your time

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09-11-2007 05:36 PM  10 years agoPost 2
rudderman

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Hopkins s.c.

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Its good to get blade grips,Spare blades,tailbooms,tail rotor blades,main gear,mainshafts,and spindles,I have not flown a mini titan but im going of my cp pro these where the parts i need when i crashed.

Don't talk to me you will make me crash

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09-11-2007 07:00 PM  10 years agoPost 3
HollandRaptor

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The mini titan is a great flyer out of the box. Better to spend your money on enough lipo's so you can get decent flight times and lot of "thumb" practice. The standard blade grips tend to have some tracking issues so if you want to get some bling, go for the blade grip upgrade. Also invest in decent electronics since you want them to get you into the next level. Several posts referring to servo/gyro choice so search will get you a long way.

Happy flying!

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R50 Titan/os 50 Hyper
E325 Mini Titan

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09-11-2007 07:28 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Efrog

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Mini Titan

I agree that the mini titan is great right out of the box, but if you are going to upgrade I highly recommend the Kasama head. I just picked one up here on Runryder and it just makes a great heli even better, I also recommend Radix Blades once you get past the point of having small incidents and tip overs. Until you get a little experience fly the cheapest blades you can get.

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09-11-2007 08:39 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Bignose13

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I agree with EFROG get the cheapest blades around for the time being also some extra lipos and forget the bling for a while as you won't be able to feel the difference, get extra parts for the head and tail case also some tail booms and you should'nt got too far wrong.
But no matter how many spares you have you will always be a small £1 part missing if you know what I mean.

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09-11-2007 08:49 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Paul Woodcock

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Dubai - United Arab​Emirates

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Hi guys

I was at a shop getting together some spares. The price is good, but by the time i had what i thought was good for 'one real good smash'....i was at about 75% of the price of a new kit. So i just bought a spare kit. I know i have one of everything.......when i do rob it for spares, i will just make a list and replace the bits once i am up and running.

Regards

Paul

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09-11-2007 08:51 PM  10 years agoPost 7
blowfish

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Bremen, Bremen -​Germany

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Thanks a lot for all the inputs..

rudderman:
i've put all the spares you mentioned in my shopping list.. :-D

hollandraptor:
i am indeed going for TT metal blade grips and control levers after reading thru many topics regarding the issues with tracking here. Regarding electrics n electronics I am taking the kit with stock motor and ESC. I hope that is sufficient for a beginner ;-).

efrog:
I too read good things about Kasama head, but right now i want to divest the investment into batteries and electronics that will help me get started. Pilots in my locality suggested me to get some Align Pro woodies as they are both cheap and good for beginners

I have another question to all of you guys. I was leaning towards taking HS65's, but I read that the mounts require some kind of mods for them to work good. So can anyone suggest me alternative servos that are equally good and fit the mini titan mounts without any mods..

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09-11-2007 08:59 PM  10 years agoPost 8
blowfish

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bignose13.. i do know what you mean.. for an instance it felt like u read my mind.. lol.. thnks for the suggestions

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09-11-2007 09:33 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Bignose13

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Pontypridd

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Got hs 65's in mine
really easy to chamfer the frame to make them fit (well worth it as the servos are awsome)

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09-15-2007 07:43 AM  10 years agoPost 10
blowfish

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Bremen, Bremen -​Germany

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I have another question regarding the stock ESC. I have read here that the stock ESC has heat up problems and using an external BEC will reduce some of the heat.

So can I use a BEC with Stock ESC and 3S battery setup? if yes, can I go with medusa 6V BEC

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09-15-2007 09:23 AM  10 years agoPost 11
lithiumstatic

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Tyler, Texas

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Medusa Potencia 6v BEC is what I use and love it.

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