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02-08-2006 12:33 PM  12 years agoPost 41
Motions

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If the sky turns orange, your flying too close.

I cracked my baseplate in a crash and had someone copy it in CAD and cut it out on CNC. I've been flying several weeks without it and now I'm not sure I want to put it back on now. I kinda like the access to the bottom and I don't have all the fuel gathering on the plate now.

This is definately religious debate. It's personal preference and I haven't seen any HARD facts on way or the other.

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02-08-2006 02:49 PM  12 years agoPost 42
hornet dave

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i wish the kit didn't come with the baseplate and cost $15 less. The only thing that baseplate did for me was cut through my remote glow adaptor wire.

I got a fever! The only prescription is MORE 6HV

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02-08-2006 06:22 PM  12 years agoPost 43
SDavied

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Ellis, Ks

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Well, after all the debate, I put it on for poo's and giggles. Had to trim a small section from the front for the hyper head. Have only flown once with it in. Some of you say that it only helps in a crash. Some say it helps during hard 3D. I don't do either, but it really looks cool! (I do mild 3D and I'm working toward hard 3D, though)

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07-02-2006 02:38 AM  11 years agoPost 44
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Had one on my Raptor... Took it off cause the ignitor cable was wearing holes in it, on the carbon base plate, I figured it was just a pain in the Anus....

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07-02-2006 03:29 AM  11 years agoPost 45
G-Force Heli

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07-02-2006 03:32 AM  11 years agoPost 46
GimbalFan (RIP)

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That there looks like the flat right poop. Rigidity plus easy engine removal.

I'm ordering one now.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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07-02-2006 03:34 AM  11 years agoPost 47
Nick Jones

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anderson

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Where do you order them from?

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01-04-2007 02:08 AM  11 years agoPost 48
Cory19

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Barrie, Ontario Canada

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Raptor plate on Ebay
There are other aluminum plates being sold on Ebay.

Just search for "raptor base plate"

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04-16-2007 07:38 PM  11 years agoPost 49
Basejump

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Is the base plate in the titan kit as standard for sure?i have just got a titan kit and there is no base plate in the box.Just my luck!

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04-16-2007 09:34 PM  11 years agoPost 50
joeycoates

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Nope, no baseplate on the Titan, I guess TT does not think it necissary.

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04-16-2007 09:35 PM  11 years agoPost 51
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I guess TT does not think it necissary.
Or maybe they just want to sell more frame sets and pinion bearings.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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04-16-2007 09:55 PM  11 years agoPost 52
jschenck

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Nope - TT removed the CF baseplate from the kits along with the CF blades that the V2 kits had.

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04-17-2007 12:06 AM  11 years agoPost 53
spog

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I think the extra strength of boxing the frame is worth the extra weight. I also think that often the skids are responsible for breaking the frame, the skid mounting should break in a hard crash. That means that if a baseplate is used, it must be secured to the frame separately.
I tap the frame 8-32 and use nylon bolts to mount the skids, they never get loose like the metal self tappers. The baseplate is secured separately to the frame with small wood screws, captive in between frame and skid. I really don't know yet how well this works out, need to crash a few more times.

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04-17-2007 01:35 AM  11 years agoPost 54
BJames111

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San Diego, California

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the G force one is really nice, it may prevent breaking the frame in the event of a crash, plus it really strenghthens the frame. I ran one in my 50! Nice piece of work.

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04-17-2007 11:52 AM  11 years agoPost 55
lozza6

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Sydney, Australia

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how much heavier is it than the CF kit one?

how often do you take your engine out?

Loz

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