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09-11-2006 01:18 AM  14 years ago
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Kiwitrader

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Carbon Base Plate - Required?
Guys,

The Raptor 50 SE and V2 both have a carbon base plate.
The Raptor Titan does not have one.

Is it a good idea to add one to the Titan??

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09-11-2006 01:36 AM  14 years ago
cub2000

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Both my raptor 50 SE's come with the carbon base plate. I've never put them on...go figure!
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09-11-2006 02:19 AM  14 years ago
Jason Bell

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some say yes some say no

if the szabos didnt use one then i see no need to either!
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09-11-2006 02:41 AM  14 years ago
newraptorguy

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I personally like the reassurance and peace of mind it gives me, but I don't think it makes a difference one way or another. I am getting one for Titan I just ordered.

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09-11-2006 02:47 AM  14 years ago
Raffy

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The pros don't necessarily need it, but I would highly recommend it to beginners and advanced pilots that are learning maneuvers.
On a crash without the plate, both skids and frame will break. With the plate, the skid is more likely to break only.
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09-11-2006 04:05 AM  14 years ago
Jason Bell

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had a boomstrike in mid air today about 200 ft up heli falls DOWN no base plate and SKID only broke!!!!!!!!!!!!

i think im good as well as everyone(except my dads pocket book)
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09-11-2006 04:18 AM  14 years ago
Raffy

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SKID only broke
Wow, that's great! I hope you never break a frame!
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09-11-2006 04:45 AM  14 years ago
Jason Bell

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i did when i had the base plate ON!AMain.com
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09-11-2006 10:04 AM  14 years ago
Alexander01

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One way to skip the plate but to strengthen the frames is to cut 2 pieces from the carbon plate equal to the withness of the skids (two stripes) and just bolt them above the skids. I believe it'd provide the additional strength across the main frame. However, it wouldn't strengthen or stabilize anything along the frames (it isn't needed anyway), just across. Plus, it will be equally easy to remove the engine as without the plate.QuickUK Team Pilot SAB Team Pilot
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09-11-2006 10:32 AM  14 years ago
PaulJC

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I've broken frames both with and without the base plate, i run without them purely to make engine removal easier.Re-entering the atmosphere...
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09-11-2006 11:17 AM  14 years ago
Kiwitrader

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Great,

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Looks like its "personal preference"

Not sure what my preference is yet, but as I am new at this game, I think I will get one. I guess it must help protect the frame at least for the "smaller" crashes.

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09-11-2006 11:22 AM  14 years ago
colsy

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Amongst my 5/6 crashes two of which were 'totals' my frames have only ever brocken around the canopy mount and boom housing,, and i never run base plates, in fact i have four of them sat here, which will probably go on e-bay.

Save the weight, and make engine removal easier.

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09-11-2006 01:15 PM  14 years ago
SPB

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I have brake frames with and w/out the base plate.

I stop using it when in a crash the damn thing broke my hypers head.
If I didn't had this piece of *&^% on my heli that crash should have been $60,00 less

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09-11-2006 06:24 PM  14 years ago
w.pasman

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With me the base plate only breaks the landing gear mount screws... I think it flew slightly better with the plate but not worth it.
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09-11-2006 10:52 PM  14 years ago
Kiwitrader

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Okay, Once again thanks guys.

looks like I will save some money buy going without the base plate.

Cheers
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