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10-12-2005 07:14 PM  12 years agoPost 1
jagsy7

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hello all ive just registered so im new 2 this site ok here is my story !! ive had a raptor 30 v2 before then got the missus pregnant so therefore had 2 sell up not a wise move i know but now i have a beautiful daughter so i thought i would buy myself a new heli so what did i do i bought a brand new T-REX 450xl got it and realised it was 2 small so ive just sold it but i now have my tx sorted only sold the heli !!
so guys what should i be on the look out 4 i fancy something bigger than the rap30 any ideas would be great cheers

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10-12-2005 07:30 PM  12 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Raptor 50 or an Secadu EVO 50 from Hirobo are popular choices, parts are probably a little cheaper for the Raptor.

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10-12-2005 07:35 PM  12 years agoPost 3
jagsy7

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cheers ive been offered a rap 60 4 £400 pounds and a 90 4 £500 im so confused as 2 which 1 2 go 4 will i end up upgrading and wasting more money i want 2 be happy 4 a long time til i get a 3dnt ha ha i love those helis saw some guy fly 1 at my local field he was just passing by what a piece of kit it was all black looked the dogs nads in every position !!!!!!!!!!!!1

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10-12-2005 08:24 PM  12 years agoPost 4
andy01423

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hi

it really all depends on your budget , you`ll get more flights to the gallon on the 30s 50s size ,i have a raptor 90 and get 8 flights a gallon at £23.50 plus crash costs are a lot more plus you need more expensive servos for the 60s and 90s but they do fly well (then again all modern helis fly well).like i said at the beginning buy what ever you can afford to run.

Andy

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10-12-2005 08:30 PM  12 years agoPost 5
xJediXx

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My experience with Helis, so far has been electric only. Is the Raptor available in Electric, not Nitro?

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10-12-2005 08:30 PM  12 years agoPost 6
jackheli

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Just go to your local field, get a membership and pick whatever they are flying.

This discussion is pointless but keeps coming back over and over again.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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10-12-2005 08:37 PM  12 years agoPost 7
xJediXx

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Ok. That may or may not help the original poster, but doesn't answer the question. Thanks for the friendly response.

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10-12-2005 08:41 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Louisiana Helicam

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Go out and get whatever your buddies at the local flying field are flying...and hope that they're flying Raptor 50s.

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10-12-2005 09:00 PM  12 years agoPost 9
OzarkCopterBum

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Jackheli said:
Just go to your local field, get a membership and pick whatever they are flying.
If I'd have followed your advice I'd have a plank or a junebug with a thread tied to its leg.

I took advice I got here on RR and Helifreak and got a couple Gohbee Stinger 30's to learn on then bought an Evo 50. All have been really good helis but the Evo really is nice. If I were starting again I'd look at what the closest hobby shops carried and go from there. Nothing more frustrating than being grounded a week waiting for parts.

Repo man's got all day and all night! Lets go get a drink!

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10-12-2005 09:04 PM  12 years agoPost 10
DS 8717

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If the guys at your field are flying raptors get an EVO 50,they will see how great it flys and sell their raptors and get EVO's then everybody will have the same thing. Thats what is happening at my field. If your not real far along with your flying the EVO will be easier to fly and hovers more stable. Parts are dirt cheap for the EVO MAIN gear $6,boom $8,blade axle $5. Builds and sets up just like a raptor so you shouldn't need any help.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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10-12-2005 09:05 PM  12 years agoPost 11
jackheli

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Nothing more frustrating and expensive than having the killer heli, not knowing how to set it up and having to rely on posts like this one to try to figure it all by youself.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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10-12-2005 09:28 PM  12 years agoPost 12
jagsy7

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cheers guys thanks 4 your advice think i will just save up buy a 3DNT and just sit it on a table and just stare at it ha ha well looks like it might be the rap 50 if the spares are cheap and the same as the 30 who knows there is so much choice will keep u all posted if any1 is selling 1 let me know cheers ??????????????

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10-12-2005 09:29 PM  12 years agoPost 13
patriot21

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I second the Raptor 50.... although i am sure the Evo 50 is nice too!

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10-13-2005 06:43 PM  12 years agoPost 14
Bato

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Monterrey, Mexico

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I've had Excell's, Hirobo's, Kioshos and Raptors. I would stick with the Raptor. As explained before is inexpensive, great performer and easy to build/repair.

If there are no people flying Raptors in your field, buy one anyway. You'll start a good fad with this machine.

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10-13-2005 07:02 PM  12 years agoPost 15
zoom boy

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Evo 50, no comparision, doesnt want to tuck the nose like the craptor does, it feels like its on rails, raptor feels like a shopping trolley with one wheel missing by comparison

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