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07-19-2002 03:03 AM  16 years agoPost 1
Helirey

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Largo, Florida

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Hey all, this is my first post here at Runryder.
In the next few months I,m thinking about getting a R60 V2 and was wondering what you all thought about them and what upgrades I should do before first flight.
I thought it might be easier to correct any problem areas during assembly.
Here is the set up I,m thinking about.
o.s. 61
Gy401 w/digital servo
Futaba 9202 on swash
Futaba 9001 on throttle
I have a Futaba 8U super TX
Any help would be great, thanks

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07-19-2002 04:29 AM  16 years agoPost 2
cbyrd

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Jefferson City, MO

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I just got a Raptor 60 V2 about a month ago. It flies great right out of the box. No Upgrades. If you really want to upgrade get the metal fan and metal swashplate.

I would just fly it until you need something then upgrade.

The kit went together good and it flew with hardly any trim changes on its first flight.

Chris

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07-19-2002 04:51 AM  16 years agoPost 3
Justin P.

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Mobile, AL,USA

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I' ve got to agree. I' ve had a great time with mine. No upgrades are needed. The OS 61 should fly it around great, and I am flying with 9202 servos on everything with a webra 61 engine and Thunder tiger muffler.

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07-19-2002 05:35 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Twobeers

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Toronto, Canada

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No upgrades needed out of the box. Good choice of radio & gyro, servo's are good, if you want to save a few bucks there is no reason not to use a Futaba 3001 on the throttle. A 70+oz servo is not necessary to move the throttle linkage. If you are an experienced flyer get some better main blades, if not use the stock woodies till you kill em, don't forget to glue the blade grips. Very important.

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07-19-2002 05:53 AM  16 years agoPost 5
Alan Szabo Sr

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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No upgrades needed
Well, Im glad to see that everyone is agreeing. Before I made my decision to move from Kalt to Thunder Tiger, I flew a stock 70 for 2 weeks to see if it would hold up to some hard 3D. Yes I did stuff to try to break it before my decision to them on flying for them. The machine held up to what ever I gave it. I burned 8 gallons in that two week period, and was impressed. My 2 cents worth to you stock guys is to keep an eye on the plastic bracket for the horizontal fin / boom support. Them screws have a tendency to come loose and let the boom flex up and down a little. The one and only upgrade I would recommend is the metal support to replace the plastic. During my testing I used a little super glue to attach the plastic on physically to the boom. Other than that. Stock is perfect.

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07-19-2002 10:19 AM  16 years agoPost 6
Helirey

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Largo, Florida

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Thanks for the replys. I'm glad to hear it flys good right out of the box.
I've been flying my ZXX for a year now and thought I'd move up to a inexpensive 60 that would grow with my skills without too much strain on the vacation funds.

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