Have you considered joining a club and getting an AMA card?
A club field that is heli friendly and has members who fly helis would benifit you greatly.
You have chosen one of the most popular helicoptors and chances are if you meet another heli pilot at your local club field he will be able to help you out with inspection, Mechanical setup, test flight etc.
In the meantime do follow the advice of reading everything you can on the website of http://www.raptortechnique.com
I have a 30V2 as well and this websight taught me prety much everything I needed to know about the Raptor.
Good luck Stay Safe and keep us posted