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11-01-2004 11:08 PM  13 years agoPost 1
RanMan

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What would you consider to be the better Heli, a Quick 60 Pro Carbon or a Raptor 50? What about parts, are the parts for a Quick 60 as easy to find and as cheap as the Raptor parts. I appreciate any feedback, because I'm looking at both right now.


Thanks,
Randy

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11-02-2004 12:32 AM  13 years agoPost 2
acwman

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Looking at the post regarding quick parts, I would think that the choice would be to go for the Raptor 50!

Raptor parts are always going to be easier to get hold of, and the majority of spares, are going to be available most anywhere you look! Parts are cheap, not sure about prices of Quick parts though. The heli is really not that popular over here.

...posting under the Quick section, I guess you may get a lot of biased opinions on here

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11-02-2004 05:37 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Magnumeng

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29 Stumps, CA

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Raptor's -
Pros - Are well know through out the clubs and flying fields. Parts are easy to get. Help with set up is very easy to find. They fly great

CONS - You need to upgrade it to get medal/carbon fiber frame. Medal Head and the list goes on.

Quick -

Pros - There come with just about every upgrade you can think of, out of the box. They fly great.

Cons - You can not just go to your local hobby shop to get parts normally, but you can order them online and get them in a couple of days normally. Not many people have them so getting help is not always easy.

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11-02-2004 05:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Santiago P

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R50
Raptor parts are always going to be easier to get hold of, and the majority of spares, are going to be available most anywhere you look! Parts are cheap,
Ditto
Go Raptor

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11-02-2004 06:31 PM  13 years agoPost 5
RanMan

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Montgomery, AL

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Thanks for the replies..... I was kind of thinking the same thing. I already fly a Rap 30V2 and love it. Just had an option to get a used Quick and did not know much about them.

Thanks again,
Randy

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11-02-2004 06:51 PM  13 years agoPost 6
nivlek

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Norfolk England

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The last two helis that I have got are a Quick 60 Pro, the metal version
and a Raptor 50 v2.I haven't started to put the Raptor together yet, but have had the Quick for fifteen months.The Quick has had a reasonable amount of use and as yet I've had no issues with it and I am very happy with the performance.I haven't had to buy any replacement parts for it so I can't comment on spares availability.I have done some mild 3D with the Quick, ie a few flips etc, but think that it is better suited to F3C type aerobatics.I have heard people say that the Metal Pro is too heavy
but fitted with an O.S.70 I have no lack of power,areobatics are straight as a die and the auto performance is definately not affected by it's weight.In fact the first auto that I did with it was from an inverted hover at about 30 feet when the throttle closed its self (I forget the Locktite on a ball link).With SAB 680's fitted the auto performance is great.
The Raptor will be used as a general hack and will be better for 3D.
As for pros and cons, rebuilding a plastic fantastic heli is a lot quicker and easier than a stacked frame design heli.If you don't crash very often
it's not much of a problem, but if you expect to crash once or twice a year then it could be an issue.
Basically they are two very different machines, it's just a case of what you want the heli for.

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11-04-2004 03:10 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Dr.J

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Ontario, Canada

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I have the TSK Acro-Star, the TSK version of the Quick 60 Pro. I love my A-Star ... it's powerful and predictable, with a YS 61 stII.

If, however, you're just starting in the hobby, I'd go with the Raptor 50 ... the crash parts are abundant and cheap and, from what I understand, they fly very well.

I doubt the Raptor 50 could match the precision and power of my A-Star, but, if I were to crash my A-star, it would be one terrible mess and the sheding of some major tears ...

Hope this helps,

John

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11-04-2004 03:17 PM  13 years agoPost 8
cjw

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Another vote for the Raptor 50. Flies great out of the box and doesn't need upgrades. Although you will probably want to upgrade the head to metal at some point as it does develop a little slop after a while.

To be fair I haven't flown / seen a quick heli, but if you do a search here you will find quite a few negative comments about service and quality control.

When I was looking to get into the hobby just over a year ago I did quite a bit of research on different helis and discounted the Quick. But as I say, never owned one so take this into account.

Clive

http://www.cjwoods.com

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11-04-2004 05:35 PM  13 years agoPost 9
frogbaiter

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Oxford UK

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I think the comments on quality refer to their kitting of the parts and the service, not the heli itself.

I have a Quick 60 Pro that I picked up second hand as a second, larger heli. It's not set up to my liking yet, but it seems a decent heli. I had to replace the clutch and had no problem with that.


Steve
www.helicollective.org.uk

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11-04-2004 05:53 PM  13 years agoPost 10
cjw

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I think the comments on quality refer to their kitting of the parts and the service, not the heli itself.
That's what I meant by quality control

Clive

http://www.cjwoods.com

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11-19-2004 06:16 PM  13 years agoPost 11
hionhelis

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San Antonio, TX

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60 Pro
RanMan

If you are interested in a 60 Pro Carbon let me know I have one that has very little run time with a OS 60 and Carbon Blades I can make you a great deal on. I am selling it for my dad due to his retirement and moveing. If you have any questions let me know.


Thanks

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