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11-30-2007 04:23 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Raptorchief

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Kalkaska, MI USA

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I am planning some upgrades to my raptor this winter, this is what I am planning, I would like your thoughts(be kind) if I am missing anything. I currently have a V2 raptor 50 w/ Thunder Tiger engine, running TT 600 blades, I have a Gy401 w/servo on the tail, GV1, Arizona reg, 3-Futaba 9451's, fut 3151 on throttle, origianl black paddles. I am going to put a OS hyper 50, Radix blades, white then green paddles, and a Kasama head. My flying is intermediate, loops rolls etc. Your thoughts?

Thanks Mark

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11-30-2007 04:28 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Zaneman007

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Texas - USA

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Looks good.

I'd recommend Vpaddles or similiar knock offs (gohbee makes the same paddles for half the price.)

Stubz are suppose to be pretty wicked from what I hear. (defenitly to fast for me).

and have a happy upgrading.

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11-30-2007 04:48 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Jag72

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South of Boston

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Raptor 50

Looks like a good setup your thinking about..I would just stick with Greenies and get a 440mm Align Flybar ....I have a rap 50 with a Kasama head and a 440 flybar ...I was using Stubz and it was INSANELY fast ...TOO fast...so I took them off and went back to greenies...

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11-30-2007 05:07 PM  9 years agoPost 4
skyad

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sudbury,on,ca

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engine put the new redline in

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11-30-2007 05:10 PM  9 years agoPost 5
3Dx

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Monterrey NL

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engine put the new redline in
Made by OS????

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11-30-2007 05:11 PM  9 years agoPost 6
AzHyper

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Peoria, Az.

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If you haven't bought them already, you'll find the 9451's have been replaced by 9452's. The 440 flybar is a treat, and the align paddles work well too on that setup. If you go that route you will be able to reduce your cyclic pitch while retaining the crisp feel, the result will be less head bog in hard cyclic maneuvers.

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11-30-2007 06:56 PM  9 years agoPost 7
TerranAce007

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Austin, TX

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If you have the all plastic head, flying hard 3D will wear out that plastic head block eventually. Mavrikk makes a metal one for $50, and when you combine it with the red dampers, it will really tighten the head up.

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11-30-2007 07:27 PM  9 years agoPost 8
scoobydooo

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Towcester U.K.

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You could consider being brave and ditching the flybar altogether
it does have some quite amazing effects on the handling

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11-30-2007 07:55 PM  9 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Don't bother with the whites, they arent that more responsive than the blacks. Just go straight to greens and dial in some expo when you get used to it.

Andy
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11-30-2007 07:56 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Swoop

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Newark, DE USA

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Skip the whites and go straight to the greens. Pick up a tuned pipe to help you deal with the added pitch from the Kasama. The quick UK tails are also excellent.

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11-30-2007 08:21 PM  9 years agoPost 11
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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Nice pix of the Redline here
http://runryder.com/helicopter/t386496p1/

Tail blade grips. Look for something with thrust bearings such as the G-force, QUK or Trex tail. Get some good tail blades. Might swap out the boom/belt for the Titan length equipment to allow the bigger tail blades. Radix-600's are nice and you'd hate to clip 'em!

Exhaust for the hyper (assuming you go that direction)- look at the Align or CY MP-5 pipe.

Also look at the 8.72 gears, I run them and like them.

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12-01-2007 01:13 AM  9 years agoPost 12
BJames111

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San Diego, California

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If you really want a more responsive head, get a G force head block, and the mixing arms. It will make a bigger improvement due to the "o" ring style dampers.

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12-01-2007 03:39 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Santiago P

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South West, Ohio

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My flying is intermediate, loops rolls etc. Your thoughts?
Don't bother with the white paddles, go to greenies or V paddles. Get an Align pipe or a MP50, get a metal GeForce head block or even a Mavrikk head block, and put the rest of the money in lots of fuel.

In reality, R50s dont need anything besides quicker paddles. The metal head block is for peace of mind at high RPMs. The Kasama head is really nice and so are the GeForce head upgrades, but you don't need them. Blades, Radix or SAB 600 work great.

Work your backwards flying and inverted skills including controled pirouettes like there is no tomorow. You dont need more power for that, just need to do it. The kasama head will improve the feel, but I hate to see anyone dig trenches with them while learning basic skillz. My dos cents.

Santiago

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12-01-2007 07:08 AM  9 years agoPost 14
PietervA

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New Zealand

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Avoid a true-blue tuned pipe; not worth the hassle, and not worth the minimal increase in power. Fun to try, but can be frustrating if you're learning, particularly when the motor falls "off the pipe".

The more you bling your heli, the less brave you will feel to push the envelope, unless you're one of those fortunate few with an endless money supply!

Agreeing with much of the above, I'd go for green/red/blue paddles, metal head & tail grips with thrust bearings. I have no experience with TT engines, but OS Hyper is pretty reliable & easy to tune & run. Plastic canopy, yellow if you care.

K.I.S.S., & burn heaps of fuel & sim time.

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