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10-13-2005 05:27 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Irish886

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HI
I have been thinking about getting some metal parts for the raptor 50. I have read a lot of different opinions. The head on my raptor seems fine but I was trying to level out the paddles and it just seems to have to much slop in there. I was thinking about just getting a metal washout assy and keep the plastic head. What I would like to know is it worth the money to change everything above the washout to metal also??

Irish

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10-13-2005 05:29 PM  12 years agoPost 2
RCHeliJim

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The metal washout, flybar cage and metal headblock will all make a great improvement for you as far as slop goes. Especially the flybar cage



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10-13-2005 05:37 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Irish886

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hi
I am thinking about it but it is a lot of money. How are the metal parts if you crash do they stand up well? I am just getting into loops and flips and the only time I have crashed is when I try to land nose in!!! I can hover nose in and fly nose in but I just can't seem to land it. It seems to be loose and I figured I would try to tighten it up this way. I have noticed it has been a little harder to hover it in one place. I have had a few crashes learning so I figure it is time to get rid of some of the plastic that may be stressed and see what happens.

Irish

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10-13-2005 05:49 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Coloradoheli3d

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The Quick UK heads hold up very well in a crach, about everyone that has a rapy here has a Quick UK head, plus very high quality and no slop involved.

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10-13-2005 06:47 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Irish886

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I looked at Quick UK and saw the same washout set up as I saw at onlyraptors and it was $10 cheaper at Only Raptors. I was wodering if it is the same thing, it looks like it.

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10-13-2005 07:09 PM  12 years agoPost 6
BarracudaHockey

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I have the maverikk head block, wash out and flybar set and with the exception of replacing the phillips screws in the flybar set with socket head screws, I have had 0 problems with any of them, and they have been in a few crashes.

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10-13-2005 07:56 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Wa11banger

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I usually don't crash... I call it a triple slammin auger when I do it.. I have all QUK parts and have yet to break or bend a single metal part (other than spindles).. I have stripped out one of the flybar cage screws but that was the beer muscles talking during assembly.. QUK has the best quality and the definitely the best finish as well. I have been flying complete QUK heads for over a year and have yet to have anything wear out or break and thats with several slams into terra firma (scars not included). I used to have some mavrikk gear but I bent one blade grip arm and broke several washout arms and replaced them with QUK gear.. Mind you these were in crashes not in flight! But since going to QUK I have not looked back. Some would say that is because you are a rep.. But this truly is not so, I already owned many QUK parts before ever becoming a rep, I would not stand behind a product that was crap no matter what the benefit was. Nothing super wrong with MAV or TDG gear they work fine they just aren't as good IMO. I have seen to many cracked TDG heads and have had experience with mavrikk myself.

Just my .02
Rick

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10-13-2005 08:06 PM  12 years agoPost 8
RobRoy

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I would agree with Wa11banger, Quick UK offers the highest quality of after market parts. I have installed full quick uk heads on both my raptor 50's after noticing some slop developing in the stock heads. The percision feel in control was noticable from the first flight. These parts do cost a little more, but in this case, I feel you get what you pay for. No question in my mind, buy Quick UK and forget about it parts wearing out.

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10-13-2005 11:14 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Yug

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I'm very happy with QuickUK parts. Both my 50s have QUK heads and they have stood the test of time. The only bit that isn't QUK is the seesaw, I still use the TT part because I modify the flybar ratios by tapping new mixer arm mounts. I use various othe QUK parts like the fan, but only due to it efficiency. I have always found the fans hard to dial in accurately as it seems that QUK don't make things very round! I don't use QUK clutches as I have found them far from round and they are just too out of tolerence to dial in accurately. Apart from that gripe, thumbs up to QUK. Also another thumbs up if they solve the auto ub problems on the R50 and 90. I can't wait to do some serious auto practice.

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10-13-2005 11:21 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Wa11banger

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Guy,
Just so you know QUK now has the standard ratio on one side of the seesaw and two mix ratios on the other side. I will have a look at my fans but so far I havent seen any out of round.. But I don't use the brass collet either I just run em down on the crankshaft without it. As for the clutches I never dialed one but I will check some that I am ordering and report to Budd if there is an issue.. I use them as my TT ones break which is true to form for the stockers.. I just broke one across the main plate not just taking the shoe off.

Rick

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10-13-2005 11:26 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Yug

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Wa11banger

I have never had a TT clutch fail. I think it's down to mounting the fan dead true and lining up the engine with startshaft dead true too. Thanks for the info on the seesaw - not that I need one.

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