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HelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 30 › Should I get a 30 size heli???
12-23-2008 02:37 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Steve91T

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Roanoke, VA

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People keep telling me to skip the 30 and get a 50. But I'm still leaning towards the 30. It just seems so much cheaper. Also they have longer flight times on less fuel.

Plus it seems if I want to upgrade to a 50, I can throw a 50 size engine, fuel tank, gears, blades and boom and I've got a 50 size machine.

Do you guys agree? Oh, another thing. If you look in the classifieds, the 30's are so much cheaper.

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12-23-2008 03:01 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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The reasons the 30's are going cheap is because people are upgrading to 50s

Yes you can upgrade but if you want to save money, why buy twice?

You can get a 30 and put an OS 37 and a Hatori SAB6RS pipe on it and it will be pretty good but it won't be a 50.

Andy
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12-23-2008 06:14 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Steve91T

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Yeah but at the same time, people who are upgrading to a 50 need the power for hard 3D. I'm no where near that level yet. I just want something fairly cheap and larger than my TREX 450. And I've seen that with proper collective management, the 30 with the 37 in it can actually be a pretty fun machine.

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12-23-2008 06:22 PM  8 years agoPost 4
PilotDaz

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Seattle, WA

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It all depends on what your goals are. Do you want to do mad 3dz?? If so, a 30 won't ever work well for that. It will indeed help with your collective management for that day when you do buy a 50 though.

Do you prefer sport flying? Flying large graceful circuits etc? If so, a 30 will probably be ok.

If you ever do upgrade to a 50, you'll wonder how you got by without the power though!

~Team Collective Mayhem - "My anger management class really PISSES ME OFF!"

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12-23-2008 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Big Edge

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Oldsmar, FL USA

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Get the 50....!
I started with a 30 and quickly upgraded to a 50, cost me more money in the long run.

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12-23-2008 11:00 PM  8 years agoPost 6
GREYEAGLE

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Flat Land's

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Flavor and Spices

I'm flying two gassers, a Titan , and a Lil stinky 30.

The gassers have a absolutley ausome presence in the air, are cheap on fuel and have very long long flight times. Believe it or not their is some what of a payback on fuel savings. Spendy up front and spendy if you bend one.

My 50 is great , fast, and you have to be aware of it at all times. Drinks fuel like no tommrow- fun but very thirsty. Although not as spendy as a gasser, still gets spendy, when you bend it due to a high replacement volume.

My 30 Is cheap to fuel, 15 flight times, cheap parts by the Lb, are
fun all around as you can be bold and daring in the learning curve.

Lot's of giggles, as you'll try stuff you won't dare with your good 50 or gasser.

Start with a 30, then a hot 50 and then what ever flavor your fancy.

I figure if I can do it on a 30 the others will be a piece of cake.

greyeagle

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12-23-2008 11:18 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Steve91T

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Roanoke, VA

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That's what makes me want a 30. There are people, like you who say that their 30 is just fun. And I'm all about being more fuel efficient, that'll save a lot of money.

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12-24-2008 12:51 AM  8 years agoPost 8
ROGER543

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bristol ct usa

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that me right now i have a 30 and wondering if i should get a 50. a 30 is great for learning plus easy on fuel. i know what your talking about and a 30 size is fine for starting out ,get used to the radio(SET UP AND PROGRAMING) and how to set the head and you your self will know when a 50 is needed. you can do inverts ,rolls and flips with a 30 it's just slower.

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12-24-2008 01:15 PM  8 years agoPost 9
Swoop

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Newark, DE USA

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If you stay in the hobby, you will always crave more power. I flew a 30 for my first year, and then picked up a 50 when the 30 began to limit my progression.
It is more expensive than you think to upgrade a 30 to a 50. The moral of the story is get the 50 first if you can afford it, because if you stay with the hobby it will pay off.

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12-26-2008 01:17 PM  8 years agoPost 10
TachyonDriver

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Chipping, Lancs, UK

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Sound advice & wise words from both sides of the camp in this thread.

My 2 cents? If you want to fly sport not quite as fast as a 50, and if you want to go scale, then a 30 will do anything the Red Bull BO-105 can do (and more!). The irony is that a 50 will carry a scale fuse better than the 30 due to the increased power! LOL I'm on a relatively small budget so my secondhand Rappy 30 suits me just fine - can't you tell?

Whatever you go for - it's the flying & enjoyment of the hobby in general that matters.

Tach.

Little Spinning Bundle of Joy® DON'T DISS THE DINO!!

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12-26-2008 01:30 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Ben-T-Spindle

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Central Illinois

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I learned on a Raptor 30 and it’s a great helicopter. With the stock paddles and dampers it is much easier to fly than the 50. When I was first learning I needed lots of flight time so I used 10% nitro fuel and 1500-1600 headspeed. That gave me 20 minutes of flight time. When learning all the basics like nose-in, backwards flight, and inverted hovering you don’t need much power but you do need lots of flight time – at least that’s what I needed. Too many try to do 3D before they have mastered the basics and then wonder why they crash a lot.

A Raptor 50 with 30% fuel and 2000 headspeed only giver you about 8 minutes of flight time.

... BTS

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12-26-2008 01:43 PM  8 years agoPost 12
bboyy

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Sydney- Australia

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I originally go the 30 but its didnt take me long at all to uprgade to a 50 titan. The 30 flew great but the 50 flys better. More stable, more power, etc, you cant go wrong with the 30 but i pearsonally belive that if your thinking of upgrading it before you have even got it you might aswell buy it already done and get the 50.

PS: what ever you get just enjoy it

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