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HelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 50 › Longer spindle?
09-03-2009 08:56 PM  8 years agoPost 1
TankDirt

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Would it make any difference? I put in a frenzy spindle and will be trying it out soon, it about 4mm longer and I had to put in quite a bit of shims.

I figure some companys made the Main hubs wider to put the blades out farther (to basically make the blade disk larger) and so the tips of the blades went faster....Will be back to report my findings soon.

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09-03-2009 09:20 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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1. I would personally be leary about playing with head geometry but it's your call, Raptor spindles aren't exactly a rare commodity.

2. Watch your tail blades

Andy
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09-04-2009 01:31 AM  8 years agoPost 3
TankDirt

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didnt get to try it out today except for a backyard hover..felt the same. It couldnt have changed the head geometry very much, the links didnt need to many turns to give me back the same pitch range.

Im running the Titan boom which is good for 620's, running 600's there shouldnt be any trouble.

If anything even if it does feel the same a 3 dollar spindle is a welcome $$ saver.. I belive the tail boom is the same as well, except you need to cut a notch in the front. And at $5 a boom (also a glossy black finish!) It will again be a welcome price saving.

Ill try to get a video when I take it out tomorrow.

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09-04-2009 07:27 AM  8 years agoPost 4
l0n3i200n

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Hi

I had a TZ 30, the raptor spindles was was a bit to short. I use to buy JR venture pindle. The are a 98mm. If I remembered correctly the rappy spindles was 94mm and TZ needed 96mm.

I use to buy the longer spindle and file it down on each side with a bench grinder till 94mm. Worked fine.

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09-06-2009 03:08 AM  8 years agoPost 5
TankDirt

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Flew it today, no real difference. But it can save you a few bucks so keep it in mind when you wreck.

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