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12-31-2009 11:45 AM  7 years agoPost 1
neale

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Just starting to get a stock Raptor 50 set up,what head speeds should I be aiming at? Just a novice,practicing hover and figure 8 stuff.

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12-31-2009 12:06 PM  7 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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Follow the manual.
Can't remember, but maybe 1700 or so?

With a Hyper 50 and a good pipe you will want 2000 for aggressive flying to get the motor up in the power band. For learning you do not even need to be close to that. I think I ran about 1700 in normal mode on my R50v2

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12-31-2009 03:30 PM  7 years agoPost 3
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1800 is a good head speed to start with. IMHO.

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12-31-2009 09:23 PM  7 years agoPost 4
neale

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Ok thanks for that, I will try and get it around the 1700 to 1800 mark. As you say, I sure don't need the power yet! I am running a standard 50 at the moment, but I do have a hyper 50 for much later. I will get someone to tach the head with me, I am pretty sure it was way over yesterday.
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12-31-2009 09:58 PM  7 years agoPost 5
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1800 RPM's is good for normal/sport flying,2100 RPM's is max for 3D flying.If you have a plastic head block DON'T go over 1800 RPM'S or the head will blow apart one day.The plastic head block starts getting sloppy with a high head speed and its allways a good ideal to keep a eye on it after each flight.

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12-31-2009 10:47 PM  7 years agoPost 6
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I've flown 2000 rpm with a plastic head block for 2+ years with no failures.

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12-31-2009 11:31 PM  7 years agoPost 7
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......'till the day it does

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01-01-2010 12:21 AM  7 years agoPost 8
neale

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I am running a metal head, so I am not worried so much about a failure, as much as just useing more fuel and wear and tear on the heli,seen as I am just up to hover status, and trying to get my orientation down. Hence a slow head speed. And I know the head speed was way to high,the motor really peaked out waaayyyy to high.
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01-01-2010 01:40 AM  7 years agoPost 9
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fflier, flyinghigh450.

ever seen it happening or just heard about it.

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01-01-2010 01:53 AM  7 years agoPost 10
neale

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I have actualy seen it happen on a plastic head rap 50 with wooden blades, but it was the head that let go.

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01-01-2010 02:17 AM  7 years agoPost 11
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So they were running wood blades at 2K rpm and the head came apart?

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01-01-2010 02:19 AM  7 years agoPost 12
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neale,, usually it's "to-each-his-own",, and usually the guys that have been flying longer will give you lower numbers, these guys know there is no need to waste energy if you are not yet looping and rolling,, 1700 is fine for what you are doing, maybe 1750,

once you start looping bump it up to 1800, once you are more in control and you feel you are ready for more acceleration and a crisper Cyclic then bump it up to 1900,, but for now if your not looping I see no need for 1800,, I know guys that have been flying 20 and 30 years and still they don't run their 50s over 1850, cause A) it was not to many years ago that 1800 was the big-thing,, B) it's all in the flying not the HS..

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01-01-2010 02:26 AM  7 years agoPost 13
neale

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Yes to the "it's in the flying" I just don;t see the point in reving the it to hard,I only need it to get off the ground!! I will set it up at around 1700 to 1750 Thankyou

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01-01-2010 02:44 AM  7 years agoPost 14
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1750 is a good medium ..

Jim
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01-01-2010 03:16 AM  7 years agoPost 15
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rcjon fflier, flyinghigh450.

ever seen it happening or just heard about it.
Ive seen it,heard about it and allmost had it happen to me and that was with a Raptor 30.The plastic will warp on the main shaft during hot summers and you can wobble/rock the head .

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01-01-2010 03:40 AM  7 years agoPost 16
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No more than 1700 rpm on plastic grips

If thats the case, all the guys flying Logo 500/600, Synergy`s, Align 600`s or any other heli with plastic grips should never run over 2000 rpm on the head and therefore only ever do mild sport flying with there heli?

I think its more a case of people accesorising there helis with expensive aftermarket bling parts justifying the extra money theyve forked out makeing there heli look pretty.

Thats not saying I dont like metal parts, I have them on all my helis, but Ive never had any problem running 2200 on plastic grips.

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01-01-2010 03:56 AM  7 years agoPost 17
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01-01-2010 04:00 AM  7 years agoPost 18
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I thought thats what the post was about?? my mistake.

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01-01-2010 04:24 AM  7 years agoPost 19
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I would of said somthing before you LOL.I love my plastic grips,2150 all day long .I edited for ya sir .

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01-01-2010 04:25 AM  7 years agoPost 20
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>>The plastic will warp on the main shaft during hot summers and you can wobble/rock the head .<<

Since it doesn't get hot here in Georgia, I guess that's why I've haven't had any trouble with the TT stock head block.

I checked my Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 Titan manual. It doesn't say anything about not exceeding any rpm with the stock head block. TT has sold untold thousands of Raptors. If it was a problem part, you would think that they would have made a point of it in the manual, like they do with flying wooden blades in excess of 1700.

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