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01-16-2011 10:04 PM  7 years agoPost 1
mustang67ford

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I am thinking of getting a raptor 30'and see there are 2 versions, either a pro or a sport. I definitely want a kit so this means I must get the sport. To make it a pro, if I understand correctly, is I just need to get a bearing kit. Can somebody confirm this is the only difference? Also, tower hobbies has a heck of a price on a combo for the sport heli and an tt engine. I am not a big fan of the tt engine as I like OS, but it is very little extra for the combo. How is the tt engine, any experience?

I am looking for a heli to replace my everyday flier which is a nexus.

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01-16-2011 10:37 PM  7 years agoPost 2
payne1967

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the tt39 tunes a lot different to the os engine
you need to run the bottom needle rich to stop the mid range running to lean and the motor will sound like a bag of spanners on tick over but this is fine
you will also find that the motor runs hot, this is also normal
trying to get the motor to run cool will result in no power from the engine

my tt39 took 30 gallons of abuse from day one of ownership the end of the engine was when the rear bearing failed and took the liner out
it was bought secondhand with only 1/2 tank of fuel that had gone through it

but the os is a better engine

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01-16-2011 10:49 PM  7 years agoPost 3
RaptorRob

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the tt engine is very reliable but is kinda tricky to tune its not as sensitive as an os but once you get it it runs good i have owned both os and tt 30 engines and my vote is for the os for tuneability and power

as far as the 30 kits go get the pro the arfs are well built just check all your links and resize if stiff

and do your math for a 50 kit crahing is the same price unless you use woodies on the 30 i think the titan se kit is only 350 or so its all in what you want and what your flying style is and what you hope it to be

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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01-16-2011 11:41 PM  7 years agoPost 4
payne1967

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even if you do get an artf raptor i would pull it apart to make sure its built correctly

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01-17-2011 12:26 AM  7 years agoPost 5
mustang67ford

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I already have a 50 size being x50. My one nexus is crashed but my other nexus is in good shape. I am debating on rebuilding the crashed nexus. Just can't get out of this rut of keeping the nexuses going. Because of this I am debating on changing over to a raptor 30. It definitely needs to be a kit so it will have to be the sport witha bearing kit. I will go with an OS engine if i do get a raptor.

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01-17-2011 12:32 AM  7 years agoPost 6
payne1967

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what do you think of the x50?

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01-17-2011 01:07 AM  7 years agoPost 7
mustang67ford

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Haven't flown it yet and probably wind for several months. Winter time here in pa. Sure looks good setting there though.

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01-17-2011 01:13 AM  7 years agoPost 8
RaptorRob

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ne pa here got a flight in today cold lol start the heli sit in the car let the engine warm up jump out fly for 6 min land kill the motor jump back in the car lol

at least when your bangin sticks and your knees are shaking you can blame it on the weather ha ha ha ha

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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01-17-2011 01:23 AM  7 years agoPost 9
johnbs8

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Haven't flown it yet and probably wind for several months. Winter time here in pa. Sure looks good setting there though.
same here but im in michigan. sure does look nice collecting dust till spring!! its driving me crazy. i try to supplement this with sim time but its not helping lol

TT X50 Nitro
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01-17-2011 01:24 AM  7 years agoPost 10
mustang67ford

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So I'm not the only one with shaky knees when flying?

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01-17-2011 11:54 AM  7 years agoPost 11
SC Raptorman

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So I'm not the only one with shaky knees when flying?
When your knees quit shaking you need to find another Hobby .

Oh what a feeling 3D Flying can be
Magnum Fuels

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01-17-2011 02:30 PM  7 years agoPost 12
PAHelinut

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When your knees quit shaking you need to find another Hobby
So true!!! That's the awesome thing about RC Heli's. There is always something new to learn no matter how long you've been flying.

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01-17-2011 03:02 PM  7 years agoPost 13
rvjunior

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When your knees quit shaking you need to try other 3d moves lol

Its better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.. Raptor 30 and 90SE

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01-17-2011 05:17 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Swoop

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Yes, as far as I know the bearing count is the only difference.

Here are the bearings:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXAHDD&P=7

Chris
X50, B320, Radix, Spartan
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01-17-2011 05:36 PM  7 years agoPost 15
mustang67ford

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Thanks for the bearing confirmation

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01-18-2011 04:03 AM  7 years agoPost 16
Neon Juripuri

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Speaking for myself,I love my .30. I bought it used,and I havn't counted the bearings so I'm not sure which one it is. It has an OS .37 and while it doesn't have the power of my .50 it is lighter and just "different" in a good way. I fly with the cheap Thunder tiger blades,and so far my worst crash was about 60 bucks
I havn't owned a TT motor yet.
But I think I will always have a .30 with an OS.37.
Just my opinion Fred

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01-18-2011 09:09 PM  7 years agoPost 17
spaceman spiff

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I had a little fun with a size 30, Oops!! wrong forum.

Stick with the 50. By far a better helli.

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01-18-2011 09:43 PM  7 years agoPost 18
datidun

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In what way

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01-23-2011 02:00 AM  6 years agoPost 19
mustang67ford

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I think I'll be ordering the sport and bearing kit. Will probably go with an OS 37.

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