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07-18-2002 04:26 PM  16 years agoPost 1
JJsaratogaNY

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Has anyone owned both a rappie 50 and a fury50?? I am trying to decide between the two. I am thinking in terms of bang for the buck. I can get a rappie 50 and trick it out nicely for what I would pay for the fury50 expert. Is the fury that much better in terms of the way it flies? I want to learn 3D. I have nailed the basics of flying/hovering and forwrd flight. MY ergo 60 is good for a scale project, but I want a 50 that I can beat the snot out of. I have had a rappie 30, and it flew really nicely and was cheap as hell. I learned how to fly on it. I beleive that the rappie 50 will be pretty nice. So what do the experts here think?>


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07-18-2002 05:37 PM  16 years agoPost 2
Zxyxx

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Get the Raptor 50 but don't trick it out. It doesn't need anything but a good set of main and tail blades to fly well. ANY money spent on upgrades is money not spent on fuel, and the parts you break will be more expensive WHEN, not IF, you crash.

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07-18-2002 06:04 PM  16 years agoPost 3
greenmeanie

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go with the fury .50
reason can be upped to a .60 and .90. the rappy cant.

the fury 50 is now 499.00 a real bargan...i am willing to trade my sceadu .50 brand new just the kit (449.00) and 50.00 for someones fury .50 if they dont like it

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07-18-2002 07:31 PM  16 years agoPost 4
HelicopterJohn

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COSTS?
Wolfgang.

How much money to convert a Fury 50 to 60?

How much money to convert a Fury 50 to 90?

Is it cheaper to convert or just sell what you have and buy what you want?

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07-18-2002 07:36 PM  16 years agoPost 5
dgebhardt

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Since the Rappy 50 is based on the 30 size, it will probably be able to be "thrown" around a bit more with a 50 engine. From what I've heard, the Fury 50 is very similar to the 60 version (which the 90 is based on), and might struggle a bit on a 50 engine.

Remember, this is just my speculation!

-Dan

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07-18-2002 07:38 PM  16 years agoPost 6
greenmeanie

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not sure
on upgrade cost. but @ least you have that option. with the raptor you wont. im not bashing just saying thats the route i would take.

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07-18-2002 08:10 PM  16 years agoPost 7
HelicopterJohn

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Wolfgang,

I was just wondering? I saw a guy fly a Fury 50 and he did a nice job flying his machine and was very happy. P.S. He was a previous Raptor 30 owner.

Sometimes the upgrade path on "any machine" can get expensive and you are better off selling what you have to a up and coming pilot and buy new. You just need to evaluate the costs involved in an "upgraded" machine versus a "new" machine with all new parts.

I don't have any experience with a Fury, as I have taken the Raptor 30 to Raptor 50 conversion path. I also bought a Raptor 50 kit new and enjoy both of them. I too am a happy camper.

P.S. Tim and the people at Minature Aircraft are a great bunch of people. I flew with his Dad back in the 70's.

Thats why they make Fords and Chevys. P.S. I am a Ford Cobra person myself.

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07-18-2002 08:24 PM  16 years agoPost 8
RappyTappy

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Chevy Corvettes eat Ford Cobras!!

Anyways, I think the Raptor 50 is a better beater heli than the Fury.

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07-18-2002 08:53 PM  16 years agoPost 9
HelicopterJohn

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Rappy.

Check you history book "1966".

The only thing those Corvettes saw was the tail lights of the SC 427 Cobras.

P.S. My favorite Corvette was the 1966 StingRay. Wish I had one in my fleet. To many helicopters I guess.

The rumor is the ACE is a division of FORD MOTOR COMPANY !
Is that true?

Just kidding!!!!!!! Really have fun with my Raptor 50.

See Ya, Got to go flying !!!!!

John Clark

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07-18-2002 09:30 PM  16 years agoPost 10
RappyTappy

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LOL HelicopterJohn!

Maybe vettes were toasted by the Cobras of yesteryear, but today its the opposite way around.

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07-18-2002 09:38 PM  16 years agoPost 11
Lwnemesis

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a tricked our Raptor is still a Raptor no matter what you do to it. Go with the Fury, its got an upgrade path.

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07-18-2002 10:15 PM  16 years agoPost 12
fritzthecat

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If you want a beater heli that you can fly without worrying about - get the Raptor 50. You want a precise, more expensive heli - get the Fury 50.

Upgrades... Why buy a Fury 50 and then spend more money to upgrade it to a 60 or 90? That's like buying a R30 for U$ 370 and then spending another U$ 250 to make it a R50. Just get the bigger heli in the first place, it's cheaper that way.

Fritz


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07-18-2002 10:22 PM  16 years agoPost 13
HelicopterJohn

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Buy New
Fritz,

I agree with you 100%.

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07-18-2002 10:36 PM  16 years agoPost 14
Jeff Swartz

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I have 2 Raptor 50's and 2 Fury 60's......

They are both superior machines (in their own unique ways!)

Go back and ask your self this question, What do YOU want to do with IT?

If your looking to fly it nice and smooth not push the edge of your skills everytime you take it up, go for the Fury. They are awesome, flying machines.

If you want to push your limits with every flight learning more challanging manuvers, I would go with the Rappy. They are "The Fun Machines" No need to trick it out to make it fly good... Just throw some decent blades on it and go have a ball.

Last 2 crashes I seen with Furys both added up to over 400 bucks each. I put my R50 in 3 times over last weekend (on its head) cutting crop circles. (check out the thread in the photo/video section) It only cost me 45 bucks with the cost of the blades and was able to be fixed in an hour.

Good luck.

Jeff S.

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