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07-09-2008 01:24 AM  9 years agoPost 1
RCMed-x

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I have built many helicopters and this was the smoothest . After building and setup according to manual most need some tweaking all I needed to do was track tail and give 1 turn shorter on Ail & Pit rods to swash.I did make mount for gyro sensor to get good CG .
Look at gallery for more pictures.

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07-09-2008 02:16 AM  9 years agoPost 2
3Dx

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Vibe 50 resumes in one word….AWESOME!!!

I build my first Vibe 2 months ago, now I have 3 Vibes 50´s and still some 600n for sale.

You can see my first Baby on Da Gallery!!!!

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07-09-2008 06:52 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Paul Woodcock

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Hi RCMed-x

I like the rear gyro mount.
Was considering that on my machine.

Regards
Paul

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07-09-2008 06:55 AM  9 years agoPost 4
legoman67

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i got my first vibe 50 a month ago, flown 2 gallons through it and have another one on my bench now.... that was the end of my raptor...

i love there flight characteristics and looks..

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07-09-2008 10:39 AM  9 years agoPost 5
RCMed-x

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I still have a Raptor 50 and nothing flies like it . My Raptor is set up to beat and learn new skills .

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07-09-2008 10:58 AM  9 years agoPost 6
tchavei

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^^^

Lets re-open this thread in about two months shall we? I bet the Raptor will be on sale by then

Tony

PS - I would like to know how you mounted the gyro back there tough. What did you use?


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07-09-2008 11:50 AM  9 years agoPost 7
mickeyapples

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You got the Vibe. and I have a Vibe on my Vibe.

Live life on the edge. Stand next to me when I am flying

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07-09-2008 01:14 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Big Edge

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Zip Ties on the landing gear??

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07-09-2008 01:18 PM  9 years agoPost 9
tchavei

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Protects the landing gear when taking off/landing from asphalt and still allows the heli to slide without tipping over (as opposed with rubber skid stoppers). Common practice.

Tony


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07-09-2008 01:58 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Topher

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Welcome to the club.

Hows that Spektrum 7100 working out for you?

will wash your heli for a quarter

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07-09-2008 03:56 PM  9 years agoPost 11
u77171

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Can I ask why you moved the gyro to the back? I would think that most would prefer it inside away from the exhaust and protected by the canopy.

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07-09-2008 04:02 PM  9 years agoPost 12
K-ROK

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He said he moved it for balancing purposes.

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07-09-2008 04:15 PM  9 years agoPost 13
u77171

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Ah, I missed that. Thanks. I would have done something else to balance and kept the 611 safe and inside.

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07-09-2008 04:16 PM  9 years agoPost 14
K-ROK

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I agree.

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07-09-2008 04:25 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Mike Fortin

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The Vibe 50 is inherently tail heavy, moving anything to the rear of the machine simply makes it even more tail heavy.

I have changed metal supports to carbon and removed the horizontal fin to save weight in the back. With the canopy in place and a 1/2 tank of fuel the heli almost balances dead on with everything up front.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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07-09-2008 05:01 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Topher

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I had to add some led weights to the nose in order to get mine to balance out. With a full tank its slightly tail heavy.

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07-09-2008 06:08 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Popcorn

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"I still have a Raptor 50 and nothing flies like it . My Raptor is set up to beat and learn new skills ."

I could have said that!

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07-09-2008 11:48 PM  9 years agoPost 18
RCMed-x

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If you have a vibe on your vibe check gear mesh on main and tail drive gear this will cause a vibe in tail also check run out in fan and clutch , as far as mount for gyro I have 8717s all the way around and they are heavy also painted canopy adds weight to front . Heli is 8.5 lbs with fuel my raptor is 7 lbs using same electronics and power plant . I used frame spacers from R90 and cut to size and re tapped threads to mount to frame and trimed carbon fiber plate to fit and screwed to flat side of spacers

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07-10-2008 12:41 AM  9 years agoPost 19
tchavei

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I'm sorry... did you type that well? 8.5lbs? Thats 3.855gr ?!?!? Mine with full setup and a bunch of useless stuff doesn't cross 3.600gr

Tony


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07-10-2008 12:46 AM  9 years agoPost 20
Mike Fortin

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8.5lbs for a Vibe 50 and 7lbs for a Raptor 50?

Not sure what your doing with the Vibe but if it's 8.5lbs you got way to much of something on there.

Having extensive expereience with the Raptor 50, I assue you it's not 7lbs, more like just under 8lbs.

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