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05-06-2005 04:12 AM  13 years agoPost 1
funkyflyer

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Is there any advantage to upgrade parts, or is it all for show? I was just looking at the Quick UK web site, and they have a lot of nice looking stuff for my Raptor .30. Just for laughs, I priced some of it out. $831.97 without shipping.
Imagine the heli you could buy with that money.

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05-06-2005 05:26 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Tanager

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I'm biased of course, but it is high-quality stuff that for all intents and purposes is dirt-dance proof, and it really tightens up the heli...

And it looks great...

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05-06-2005 11:26 AM  13 years agoPost 3
davehour

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Hi,

Quick UK stuff = high quality.

David

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05-06-2005 11:51 AM  13 years agoPost 4
OzStriker

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I bought a Quick UK fan for my Raptor 60, looks nice, was bloody expensive but was horribly out of balance. It was the most out of balance heli part I have ever balanced.

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05-06-2005 12:38 PM  13 years agoPost 5
cjcraigj

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Main reson for Metal upgrades are they are stronger/ More robust. For example in a inverted crash i broke 2x Raptor 90 centre hubs. I got eh Quick UK and to this date i have not damaged it, not even scratched it.

And also there is the BLING side of it to

(Quick UK Pilot) :- What can I do rather than What Can't I Do! :)

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05-06-2005 01:17 PM  13 years agoPost 6
simon109

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Yes there stuff is very nice, well made and strong but it don't make you fly any better

Simon.

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05-06-2005 02:01 PM  13 years agoPost 7
bobj

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Hi

Simon wrote}
Yes there stuff is very nice, well made and strong but it don't make you fly any better
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That's not totally true, although some of the parts are really just bling a lot of it will do a better job than the plastic parts and some parts really will make a noticably difference to how acurate the machine flies.

Cheers
Bob J

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05-06-2005 02:30 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Gary

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I like the quality of the parts and I believe some of them are an improvement especially over plastic. It just comes down to how much do you want to spend. I've got 90 SE's and one is set up with all the Quick stuff and the other is stock. I personally can't feel any difference in how they fly but that blue stuff sure is pretty.

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05-06-2005 02:48 PM  13 years agoPost 9
George Matthews

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Gary,
If you had stock TT plastic parts you would be able to tell the difference.
I have a Raptor 70 with all the Quick UK upgrades. And it sure does fly nice noticeably better than stock, and looks great.

George Matthews

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05-06-2005 10:00 PM  13 years agoPost 10
funkyflyer

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Thanks for all the input, it will make spending the money a little less painful.

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05-06-2005 10:11 PM  13 years agoPost 11
clueless

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I recently replaced a rappy head block with a quick one cos the plakky one was sloppy, the nice finish had absolutely, positively nothi.........., well ok its pretty too

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05-07-2005 01:48 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Yug

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I have been using QuickUK parts for a while. The head and swash parts definately make manouvres more precise provided you have servos to match. The bearing wear tends to be a little better than with standard TT plastic parts, although a crash usually necessitates replacement of all bearings anyway. I like the solid main shafts as they are they can't be distorted into an oval and cause washout binding.
My only gripe with the swash is that it tends to be slightly restricted in the amount of tilt, particularly at full negative.
I'm not convinced that the QuickUK tail parts are worth it as I have found that tightening the tail belt sprocket grub screw can easily distort the shaft; I prefer the pin and setscrew arrangement as its better for balance and evens out the stresses.
Just to remind everybody, do not use the 18mm setscrews for the tail grips. Use at least 21mm with a washer unter the nyloc. This prevents endfloat problems and moreover, prevents throwing a blade if & when the screw snaps at the base of the hex hole !!!.
I use QuickUK fans simply because they shift more air. However alignment can be a bit tricky - I've often had to bore out the bezel whatnot, then use gentle tapping and red loctite to get a respectable runout - 0.3 thou is a reasonable target. However I'm not VERY impressed with the wall thickness at the clutch mounting flange. I've found varyations as much as 0.08mm (measured around various points). I tend to not use the QuickUK clutches due to bad manufacturing tolerance; there seems to be a great deal of inconsistency with the runout inspite of the fact that they look to be turned on a lathe. The one way bearings also seems not to be very true. This is frustrating for me as I like the idea of an oval hole to spread the shoe load. However, I have never had a clutch failure because I make sure the balance is good and the runout is less than 0.5 thou.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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05-07-2005 07:09 AM  13 years agoPost 13
alvinrc

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Mobile, AL, USA

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You know what they say.
"If a mod/upgrade works as well as the stock part, it is a success".

I have been guilty of adding an upgrade just because it looked neater.
But I try to determine first if it will add to part reliability and function and leave the "Bling" factor last in consideration.

I would rather have a "Bullet Proof" clutch that no one would ever see even it it glowed in the dark over a BBing chrome plated diamond encrusted head button.

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