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12-02-2007 09:37 PM  10 years agoPost 1
FlaG8r

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I am currently flying the Mini Titan which I love, even considering a second one. I really want to get a Raptor 50, but have a few issues...

Can I get away with a 6 channel radio for now without governer?
Which servos can I fly with the Raptor on a budget for now?

Is the TT motor a bad choice? I've heard from friends its a pain in the rear compared to a OS hyper.

Thanks for all the help!

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12-02-2007 10:23 PM  10 years agoPost 2
west-wot

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yes a 6 chan will b just fine you willnt rely need a gov until you can do sum 3d

i have seen peoples raptor 50s use 3001 servos before and seem just fine bt i would go for 3010 or 3152 futabas

i have owned 2 tt engines and didnt find them hard to tune, not as much power as the hyper but i found them more reliable and also i was able to fly longer on a tank than with a hyper

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12-03-2007 04:16 PM  10 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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What I told him was "if you get the TT engine I wont touch it"

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12-04-2007 02:02 AM  10 years agoPost 4
A. Gordon

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A few extra buck's now will save you in the long run. I would get the hyper now and you won't have to upgrade later. The servo's buy the best you can afford, and the 6 channel radio will be fine. You can also run a throttle limiter with the 6 channel. The rev max has a pot on it so you can adjust your head speed manually.

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12-04-2007 02:54 AM  10 years agoPost 5
baby_zyklon

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The tt50 will work very well if you do the needle mod. The advantage of the tt50 is not so much about the cost of buying it, but the cost of running it. You get at least 75% more flight time with the tt50 than the hyper on the same amount of fuel. The choice between them is a matter of needing that extra power or flight time.

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12-04-2007 03:25 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Gary H

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The Hyper will work just fine, and plenty of power, plus you don`t have to mess with a needle mod, bolt it in and enjoy!!

Gary H

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12-04-2007 03:37 PM  10 years agoPost 7
BarracudaHockey

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75 percent more flight time? I doubt that. Given reasonable head speeds they consume similar amounts of fuel, but yes the hyper has a larger carb throat, the extra power comes at a price and that price is fuel. Extra quality comes with a price too.

Andy
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12-04-2007 03:53 PM  10 years agoPost 8
baby_zyklon

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barracuda, not sure if you have tried running a tt50, but my experience with it was extremely long flight time per tank. TBH, too long for my concentration span.

On a r50, I get a max 8mins from full tank to the header with the hyper, most of the time closer to 7:45mins. On the other hand, I can easily get 14mins of flight time on the same amount of fuel with the tt50. Both engines were tried in the same machine, so everything was equal. None of the engines was running lean or rich. The tt50 had the needle mod. Before the needle mod, it was almost impossible to run.

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12-04-2007 06:57 PM  10 years agoPost 9
TachyonDriver

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Like west-wot said - you don't need a governer until you get into 3D. Just set up the throttle curve. In fact, knowing how to sort out a throttle curve is a good thing, especially if you have a curve programmed in despite using a governer. When/If the gov. fails then the curve should prevent your motor from grenading itself. That is assumingyou haven't gone for a straight line of 100 100 100 100 100

Tach.

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12-05-2007 10:58 AM  10 years agoPost 10
telejojo

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huntsville, al. usa

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What is the needle valve mod? is it the same for the TT30?

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12-05-2007 12:03 PM  10 years agoPost 11
baby_zyklon

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its the same mod for the tt39. Nothing more than sharpening the low speed mixture needle.

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