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02-10-2006 11:54 PM  12 years agoPost 1
C10Raptor

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I am due to receive my new Raptor 30 ARF any minute now. This is my first "Brand New" heli I have owned. (All my other ones were either traded for or I purchased used), so I need a little help with putting this thing together correctly. What are some of the do's and don'ts? What areas need loctite(Red or Blue)? What should I do after a few flights? Anything not covered in the istructions/manual I need to be aware of?

Any help here is greatly appreciated. You can either post here so other new owners can read or you can email me at gwfrench@charter.net

Thanks a bunch!

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02-11-2006 12:03 AM  12 years agoPost 2
TAZZY

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first off and most importantly, everything that has a metal to metal contact needs to be loctited with blue loctite.
the assembly of the raptors are so easy and flawless, for a beginner, there really is nothing that isn't in the instruction book that you need to know. step by step clear instructions. after you land, you want to check all your screws for tightness. after a good hot run on the motor, you are going to want to immediately want to torque down on your muffler bolts to keep yourself from losing it in flight, while everything is hot and expanded is the best time to really crank down on those bolts.
there are alot of other posts on Runryder that covers this topic, and i'm sure you will get many other ideas and tips on this post as well.
Welcome to the wonderful world of RAPTORS.

GDay

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02-11-2006 12:09 AM  12 years agoPost 3
C10Raptor

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Thanks Tazzy. I will play "Sponge" on this topic.

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02-11-2006 12:34 AM  12 years agoPost 4
dragonlord

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cant see point in ARF as you may well learn to rebuil it now as it wont be long before you have too learn when you stack it we all do it

pluss i dont trust no fatory monkey to lock tigh every thing right.

so i would end up pulling it apart and rebuilding it right and makeing shaw all is ok.
as i dont want too get slaped by a blade when someone came in on monday morning with a hangover and forgot to locktight some thing

re locktight only use red lick tigh if you never plan undoing the bolt againg :: ie dont use red use the blue

and best get some who knows how to buils and fly check it over for before you try to fly it.
it is posible to learn on you own if your dam careful I did but its not recomended

hope you orded a rotor pod for it for learning to hover
onece you learn to fly baby steps at first

heres some good reading while you waiting for it too come
the holy bible of raptors
http://www.raptortechnique.com/

well come to a hobbie that more adictive than crack and will end up costing you more a crack habit.

hers a free tip when you stack it hit the trottel cut fast as you can I will do a bit less damage.

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02-11-2006 10:31 AM  12 years agoPost 5
mikep6b

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Can't go past blue locktite all round. I would stat away from red , if you ever need to pull things apart again you could do serious damage getting that s**t apart again.

On the 7th day God went flying

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02-11-2006 09:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
webbhost

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personally i tend to put a spot of superglue on metal screws > plastic too. You never know if it will save you.

If you happen to thread any of the screws, superglue will also resolve this problem (but if its a really important part id probably replace it anyway)


main thing - dont rush, and never leave any tiny bits thinking "ill sort that bit later" - you will forget about it until you fly and crash.


When setting up your servo's make sure that everything runs smooth as silk, chances are you will nead to ball ream some of your links, but be careful not to loosen them too much, you dont want them coming off inflight

meh

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