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03-14-2003 01:42 PM  14 years agoPost 1
stealthelite

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just wondering what the major differences are in these two, im getting back into helis,with a budget,anf thinking of buyign a v1. is that ok?

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03-14-2003 04:46 PM  14 years agoPost 2
Kurt64

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Nothing wrong with a V1.....i have owned 3. The V2 is just improved a little. Most V1's out there have already had the bugs worked out.

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03-14-2003 05:07 PM  14 years agoPost 3
MJA

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The V1 is fine,the V2 has some improvements & longetivity benefits if you want to thrash the machine around with more powerful motors and longer blades.

The differences are:

stiffer side frames(also improved shroud area around cylinder head for 30 &50's.Frames modified to clear carb needles on OS50)
stiffer collective arm/cradle
Larger diameter feathering spindle
Wider spacings of bearings in blade grips
Improved swashplate
R60 tail hub,bearings and grips (original hub was prone to shearing )
webbed tail pitch yoke (all new spares are improved version now)
Larger diameter clutch
larger diameter start shaft pin
larger fuel tank
sleeker canopy
improved canopy fixings
sturdy plastic insert ended boom stays


Martin

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03-14-2003 05:15 PM  14 years agoPost 4
capebob

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Cape Coral, FL

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Major differences are in the head design, start/clutch system and canopy.

The head uses a beefier shaft and larger bearings. The bearing placement in the grips is also different

The start/clutch system is also beefed up with a thicker start shaft and different bearings. The clutch is much improved.

As much as I hate to disagree with Kurt, I've had Raptors since they first came out and IMHO the V2 is much improved over the V1. Kurt is correct in that there is nothing wrong with the V1 that can't be fixed, but all the V1 issues are fixed in the V2.

Bob

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

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03-14-2003 05:20 PM  14 years agoPost 5
stealthelite

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ok thanks guys, now im jus starting out,again. so im will not be thrashing it more like hovering maybe some forward flight,so the v1 should be fine for right now?

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03-14-2003 05:28 PM  14 years agoPost 6
tittelba

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Bolingbrook, IL

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Metal main rotor hub

Hi,
Does anyone know if the metal main rotor hub, made for a R30 or R50, will fit a V2 raptor??

Thanks,
Tom

www.baltimoreboyz.us

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03-14-2003 05:30 PM  14 years agoPost 7
MJA

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UK

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Yes,you shouldn't have any problems unless the rotor head/grips is very sloppy/beat up on it , even then it's not a guarantee that you'd suffer any blade mistrack problems

Martin

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03-14-2003 05:37 PM  14 years agoPost 8
MJA

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Tom,
The V1 Quick UK hub fits the V2 but needs the centre teeter
drilling out to the new spindle size.If you wish to do this operation yourself,make sure you warm up the hub before attempting to remove the bearings,on mine they were a very tight machined fit and will easily go rough (notchy)if you use too much force to remove them.You also need to be careful putting them back in(only tap the outer race(which is the tightest fit) with something of same diameter,also warm the hub back up.


Martin

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