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02-10-2006 03:03 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Dblex

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what do you think Runryder people?

is the 50 SE worth it?

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02-10-2006 03:05 AM  12 years agoPost 2
rob10000

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if you want the regular V2, don't delay. It's about to be discontinued and replaced by the Titanium version.

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02-10-2006 03:11 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Dblex

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02-10-2006 03:31 AM  12 years agoPost 4
300wby

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If you get the standard you can get it with the motor and wood and carbon blades for 500.00 The SE is 150.00 more with wood blades and no motor. Theres not that much extra included with the SE, I battled with this also. So I got 2 used standards.

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02-10-2006 04:03 AM  12 years agoPost 5
getfurious

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The regular 50 flies great, and if you plan on running headspeeds in the 2000 rpm area, then a metal headblock is suggested. So it is about 430 or so to get those things. And you get free TT carbon blades.

The 50 SE includes that metal headblock and a metal washout for 520 with only wood blades. Also you get carbon fins, and some other small things like carbon simulate windscreen. Not worth the extra money. The metal washout really is not needed and you will probably not notice a difference.

You get the metal swashplate, carbon baseplate, header tank, and the same muffler with both.

Chief aircraft has the raptor 50 std. for 379.99 with free shipping as of now.

A skilled pilot without flight discipline is a walking time bomb.

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02-10-2006 06:10 AM  12 years agoPost 6
vlxjim

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You can get the 50 SE for less than $500 I did, mine was less than $100 difference from the standard 50. If you add up the extras it's more than worth it. Plus you don't want the TT motor spend your money on an O.S. motor.

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02-10-2006 10:52 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Greyman

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SE or ?????
Bought my Raptor 50 SE a few months ago,and yes I had to pay a bit more than the standard one but I felt uncomfortable with the TT engine that was included.Choosing the SE gave me the chance to put in a OS Hyper 50.Beside that I love carbon upgrades.Now it doesn't only flies good it also looks good!

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02-10-2006 04:55 PM  12 years agoPost 8
getfurious

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You do not have to buy the TT motor with the standard kit.

A skilled pilot without flight discipline is a walking time bomb.

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02-10-2006 05:03 PM  12 years agoPost 9
nguyen23464

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the se kit comes with the crappy carbon fins. They are not longer than the standard and you need bigger tail blades. Also the standard kit comes with TT carbons for 150 cheaper.

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02-10-2006 05:45 PM  12 years agoPost 10
whtbronco

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Regular V2 for the R50. The TT carbon blades are fairly nice.

I have had good luck with my TT50 engine, but so few people do I would suggest the OS50 engine.

The SE kit is not worth the money.

For tail baldes I am running the 80mm carbon blades with a wide chord from HeliProz. They are Mavrikk brand and are a big improvement over the stock plastic tail blades. Since they are shorter that is nice as well.

Chris Wish I was flying!

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02-10-2006 05:57 PM  12 years agoPost 11
KYLE 05

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Check your local hobby shop
A friend of mine bought an SE for a decent price and it had both wood and carbon blades. Even with the local tax it was a decent deal and he had it on the spot. Heliproz and others are taking the blades out. It could of been an promotional deal but they where in a sealed box from TT. It might be worth checking as the carbon blades make the deal sweet.

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02-10-2006 06:01 PM  12 years agoPost 12
RCHeliJim

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Orem, UT USA

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KYLE 05, thats interesting to know. Would be good to find out officially how they are supposed to be shipped from Ace, as keeping the carbons in the box dramatically increases the value of the SE package, like you said. Looks like Im off to the Ace site to look around



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02-10-2006 11:44 PM  12 years agoPost 13
rob10000

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Western Massachusettes

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blades vs no blades...
I bought a new 90SE from Chief Aircraft, and it came with TT carbon blades. Another pilot here bought one from a LHS, and it didn't come with blades.....

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02-10-2006 11:55 PM  12 years agoPost 14
NQNA

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I would get an SE (I did) but you will still need some upgrades...


upgrade tail hub, metal t/r drive spindle, flybar paddles, t/r blades and head dampers.

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02-11-2006 03:31 AM  12 years agoPost 15
Sign Guy

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Las Vegas, NV

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I would think you could get a good deal on a V2 since the Titanium is coming out. I personally think that the V2 is THE deal in Nitro Helis

Better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all!!

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02-11-2006 06:31 PM  12 years agoPost 16
pacoson

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Jefferson, MA.USA

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How is the velocirapor or HyperRaptor upgrade kit for 649 and 719$
From Heliproz.

Are thes upgrades worth useing, buying?

Click "HERE" to do nothing

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