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07-10-2017 08:24 AM  4 months agoPost 1
BlueFlyer

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Well I've had a pretty expensive weekend, crashed my much loved Thunder Tiger Raptor 550e and in need of some frame parts. Was hoping someone had some laying about somewhere as i cannot seem to find them anywhere.

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07-10-2017 10:56 AM  4 months agoPost 2
icanfly

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... I've got some TT raptor30 frames, never mind, different bird entirely.

Got a picture of them? cf? they can be made.

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07-10-2017 12:07 PM  4 months agoPost 3
dialarotor

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E550 parts have the part numbers to do fine​search

http://www.activepowersports.com can get them but after you tag and buy they will tell you the parts are special order and take a few weeks. They also use the EBAY interface but you can get them direct too. They don't have great reviews on RCGROUPS, PAYPAL was immediately billed, but they sent message to ask if I wanted to do the 'SPECIAL ORDER', I said no, that I would order from TAIWAN myself. They immediately confirmed my wish and refunded my PAYPAL account. So I can't complain, other than, EBAY rules require item to be sold has to be available from seller, not order afterwards. They even show on their store order page many versions of the RAPTORS NIB for sale, so they must still be available out of TAIWAN where they get their parts.

Instead go to EBAY and vender is SKYHOBBY_RC and get the parts, shipping will say 3-5 weeks but my parts order came in 8 days from Taiwan. Really good communication and INTERNATIONAL TRACKING worked perfect. Good vender.

Another source out of TAIWAN is http://www.helikraft.comreal good vendor for R30 & R50 parts and even some R90 stuff.

I feel your pain, had back to back crashes at airshow, first time ever. Browned out my 3blade, but they float down softly, just a landing gear and the front tabs on bottom plate broke off.

Got dirt in TX while getting it out of cornfield. Lauched my 2 blade which I had just flown 3 times before the 3blader. Dirt fouled the gimbals and in it went.

TX sent off to Spektrum, cleaned service tuned, back in 8 days.

All is good, parts are here to get machines ready for IRCHA.

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07-10-2017 03:34 PM  4 months agoPost 4
BlueFlyer

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Thanks for the responses guys.
A friend of mine has found me a link to Graupner who now have the rights of distribution for the Thunder Tiger parts. You can buy direct from them. I'll attach the link below incase you ever need parts yourself.

https://www.graupner.com/Thunder-Ti...r-E550/TPV0074/

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07-10-2017 03:42 PM  4 months agoPost 5
BlueFlyer

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Sorry to hear about your crashes!

@RapRexPilot sorry to hear about your crashes, I changed all my stuff over to Futaba a few years back because i kept having brown outs and loosing models but recently went back to Spektrum because its so difficult to set Futaba up with the fbl units where as Spektrum is super easy, it does worry me though. I can just see my helis dropping out the sky.
Which tx and reciever are you using?

I feel your pain, had back to back crashes at airshow, first time ever. Browned out my 3blade, but they float down softly, just a landing gear and the front tabs on bottom plate broke off.

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07-11-2017 11:04 AM  4 months agoPost 6
dialarotor

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Nothing wrong with the Spektrum, my fault big clod of dirt in the gimbals, I fly both Spektrum and Futaba. As for FBL, I have 3 E550's using Kbar units for 3 years now without problems. The brownout was on the 3 blade was my fault on a windy day, couldn't hear the blades with big airplanes flying on other runway during the event. Too much pitch on a 3blade and it will say goodbye. I have 3 700's using same TX and Spektrum service is usually free when in warranty, but quick and cheap this time, fully fixed cleaned tuned shipped for $34. Anyway got my parts. Nice to see Graupner grab TT helis, just shipping from Germany is a bit high.

Happy flying.

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08-02-2017 03:52 AM  3 months agoPost 7
Evolusia

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I can vouch for SkyHobby as +1. I buried my 550 big time and got the frame parts from them for less than it would have cost at home, including the shipping. If you need a canopy MH had some Ely-Q vision canopies on clearance that will fit and I've also got a load of white gelcoat fibre glass canopies that fit, as well as clips and grommets and a boxful of new tail booms for the R30 and 50 (not Titan) if anyone is interested.

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08-03-2017 09:48 PM  3 months agoPost 8
rcscaleguy

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I have frame brand new not in bag. Make me an offer, I have a few sets so you may want to buy two sets just in case. located in socal.

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