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02-08-2006 08:36 PM  12 years agoPost 1
rfpower

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i know this has been asked 100 times but i am getting back into it after about 6 months and i have a raptor 60 with an os 70 that went in hard. looking at the cost to fix everything back up to new specs being that it has been sitting for about 6 months and it even broke the muffler, i am wondering for those who have flown them all would you fix the 60 or buy one of the new 50's and go with the os hyper motor. how is the power to weight on them? thanks

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02-08-2006 08:45 PM  12 years agoPost 2
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Can't comment of the Hyper but I have two R-50's , one with the TT50 and one with the OS50.... I have also owned and flown the 60.

My choice would be to go with the 50.... Much more agile, power to weigh ratio is better and the repair costs are less....

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02-08-2006 11:05 PM  12 years agoPost 3
300wby

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I did the same thing with my 60, now I have 2 50's. Go 50, you wont pucker so hard when your flying. I would keep the 60, you wouldnt have to buy another later, unless you want to sell it.

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02-08-2006 11:32 PM  12 years agoPost 4
A. Bundy

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50

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02-09-2006 12:00 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Airwolf crazy

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Lancaster, PA

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Greetings,

I fly a 60 in a sport fuse.

During one of my crash rebuilds I was given some advise. If the cost for rebuild is half the cost or more of a new one then buy a brand new one and use the old one for spare parts. I came close once to doing just that.

If you really like the 60 then do the math. If it would be better to buy a new one get the new one and salvage the parts that are good from the crashed 60. If you decide to get the 50 then post the remaining parts from the 60 that are still good and use the funds to help pay off the 50 or buy fuel.

Just my $0.02

Good luck, and welcome back.

Christopher

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02-09-2006 12:07 AM  12 years agoPost 6
HobbyStop west

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I have a raptor 60 with an OS 70 and I hardly ever fly it.
I have a evo 50 with the OS hyper 50 and I fly that all the time. In fact my evo 50 flies smoother that my raptor 70 and the power to weight is great. For us average guys the 50 is by far the best way to go. You get great performance at a nominal price.

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02-09-2006 01:28 AM  12 years agoPost 7
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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If the 60 needs some work, why not go ahead and upgrade it to a 90? Then you will have "the big dawg" and still be out less money than buying and setting up a new 50.

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Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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02-09-2006 01:31 AM  12 years agoPost 8
dbcaster

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Petaluma, Ca

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Drop a OS 91SZ in it while you are doing the rebuild. It doesn't take much to upgrade it to a 90. Then the power is not a factor and you get the added stability.

Some arguments are sound and nothing more

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02-09-2006 06:38 AM  12 years agoPost 9
SDavied

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I have both the 50 and the 60. I would have to say that the 60, overall, just flies better than the 50. If you put a 90 in it, the power to weight would be just as good as the 50.

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