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03-11-2003 12:49 AM  14 years agoPost 1
Hivoltage

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Ohio

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Woo Hoo....I just ordered a new Raptor 60 V2 with the OS70 from Heliproz. I love building these things.!!!! My 30 has been crying for a big brother so I fixed him up. Now where is that UPS man?

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03-11-2003 12:56 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Kurt64

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Salladasburg, PA

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You are gonna love that machine.....a lot of fun without the huge pucker factor.

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03-11-2003 12:16 PM  14 years agoPost 3
Hivoltage

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Ohio

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I am not prone to installing a lot of shiny metal parts on my helicopters....but is there any upgrades that really make a huge difference with this machine. If it dont make a huge difference....I dont need it.!!!!!

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03-11-2003 12:29 PM  14 years agoPost 4
raptorchris

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Mliford, CT

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Other than a set of blades, the machine runs great stock. A lot of people have mentioned ungradidng the fan to a metal one. I guess the plastic one has runout issues, and breaks after time. The metal swashplate is also a nice upgrade. I have these 2 pieces waiting to go on my R60/OS70, but I'm in no hurry to put them in. Other than blades, I'm running it stock, and it's great. I did however order the 550 R90 fuel tank for extended flight time. Right now I'm only getting 8-9 min. per flight with a header tank (I didn't count the header tank as an upgrade).

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03-11-2003 12:30 PM  14 years agoPost 5
capebob

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Cape Coral, FL

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Unless TT has improved the fan over the original get the Quick UK or the TT metal fan. The plastic fan part would loosen from the aluminum hub on the original part. I'm not sure it did any harm but it's sure cheesy. I have heard that the TT metal fan needs quite a bit of ballancing and the Quick UK fan is collet mounted and should be dial indicated. Alas, nothing is easy. The metal swash plate may be worth getting.

Your're going to love your new machine.

Bob

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Churchill

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03-11-2003 01:11 PM  14 years agoPost 6
runboy

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Phoenix

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Other than a set of blades, the machine runs great stock
He is getting the TT Carbons with that package deal and they are pretty ok.

[url]http://www.avitop.com/[/url]

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03-11-2003 01:21 PM  14 years agoPost 7
icleanwater

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Boise, ID.

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upgrade, or not??????

hmmmmmm, I know of one.......
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me..._Code=RAPTOR60U
part # CYDCR60
and its only $20.00 bucks

Guess who's back, back again...

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03-11-2003 07:46 PM  14 years agoPost 8
Tek

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Yukon, OK USA

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R60

Flies just great out of the box. Here is the stuff I bought for mine.

Replace the stock paddles with KSJ or MA Paddles for better response since the stock ones are sluggish.

Tail servo mount with a carbon pushrod is awesome.

I have heard of the plastic fan going bad so I just went ahead and bought a metal one just as a precaution.

Aluminum A-arms and flybar hoops as a precaution also.

I will probably put the seasaw and head button upgrade on my list next because it helps in stopping the blades for adjustments.

Only other upgrade I can think of that is neede for me is a bigger engine, I have an OS 70 and OS 90 on the way.

Have fun with the R60!

-------Does it fly?-------

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03-12-2003 06:21 AM  14 years agoPost 9
George Matthews

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N.W. Ohio

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I think the TT upgrade metal bearing blocks are real nice and money well spent.
Don't get the mavvrick blocks from heliprozs as they are problematic.
Also the quick uk flybar carrier and head button is a nice touch.
Got to have the TT metal fan.
And I think the TT CF base plate is a must as it appears to stiffin the frame and possibliy help saving clutches.

George Matthews

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03-12-2003 01:25 PM  14 years agoPost 10
eric_b

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Denver, CO, USA

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My opinion:

The R60, like the other Raptors, flies very well stock.

The stock plastic fan will sometimes separate from the aluminum hub, which can cause problems, so I have a metal fan waiting to go in mine.

Rick's O-ring upgrade kit is a good idea. I haven't installed mine yet. With the stock dampeners, there is a bit of wobble during hard cyclic moves.

Other than that - save your money for more fuel. Or to pay for crash repair bills.

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03-12-2003 02:16 PM  14 years agoPost 11
Waldo

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Middle of the corn patch (Iowa)

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The only thing I would change is the fan, the plastic fan part seperated from the aluminum hub on mine and caused a nice little vibration, I did get 1 1/2 seasons of flying out of it before went belly up. If you get the Ron Lund O-ring upgrade make sure you clean the rotor hub and then clean it again! rough up the outside of the aluminum cups with 80 grit sand paper and do the same to the inside of the rotor hub then clean it all again. The directions say to use a few dabs of JB weld I did this the first time and they came loose the second time I really coated them and they came loose again, I'm giving them one more try if it happens again I'll be sticking with the stock dampners.

[b]Bill[/b]

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