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10-28-2006 04:38 AM  12 years agoPost 1
SCOTTYCIGAR

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Hey guys i know this is somewhat covered before and i read a few threads but nothing really getting down to what is better about 1 and the other. I am just curious as to what the major diffrences in flying characteristics are and what peoples expreinces are with both.

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10-28-2006 05:39 AM  12 years agoPost 2
rcrebel

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Hard to explain...
Pretty hard to explain the differences between the two helis. Mechanically, they are completely different which leads to major differences in the way each feels when flying.

MinAir designs a Great heli and uses quality parts to construct them. The only thing I can say is when you fly a MinAir Fury, you KNOW it's not a Raptor!

Raptor flies very well - good response, stable, and nimble. The Fury does all the same things 5x better and you can feel it when you're flying it. Fury is very quick in rolls/loops, extremely crisp on pitch control (instantaneous), and flies like it's on it's own flight path.

Both fly excellent and are able to take you to your limit. MinAir helis do it better than Thunder Tiger helis. If you can afford the Fury, do it. You won't be sorry.


Just my opinion. Yours may vary.
rcrebel

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10-28-2006 05:45 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Scooterpilot

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Beside the different flight qualities of MA versus Raptor one other major thing.

When you crash a MA it's major $$$$$ and a Raptor is much cheaper.

Two G-4's & X50's YS60SR,Futaba 18SZ/12Z/14FG, ,Rail Blades Rep

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10-28-2006 05:53 AM  12 years agoPost 4
rcrebel

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Yes, crash costs are higher with the Xcell. So is the kit cost. But, you do get a better flying bird for the money, hands down.

Besides, these things run on money! All hobbies are expensive, and helis aren't too bad in comparison to the big picture of other hobbies out there. The wife and I play on ATV's (4-wheelers) most of the summer months, along with boating. In the winter we snowmobile and that is quite expensive. I use to drag race for a while, but now just cruise in my 1970 Vette and 1969 Camaro.

It's all fun though, but it does cost a pretty penny.

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10-28-2006 06:00 AM  12 years agoPost 5
SCOTTYCIGAR

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I kinda figured that a fury is a better flying machine but is a rappy still a good flying machine and i mean where it does everything you want doesnt break off of the things you are trying to do and is a respnosive nimble helicopter. prettymuch anything you buy is gonna react to your inputs but is it a machine that you fly where your like wow thats flys pretty nice.

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10-28-2006 06:19 AM  12 years agoPost 6
rcrebel

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The Raptor is awesome and capable. I loved my Raptor 60 and 90 when I had them. I flew them the most and they were endless fun. I put them through 3D and loved the way they performed. No complaints EVER with the way it flew.

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10-28-2006 01:39 PM  12 years agoPost 7
sluggo

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My opinion is a little different from rcrebel. I have had 4 furys and 2 R90's. Yes the fury is more money to repair over the R90 and the kit is a little more cash to. I found the furys to have quick cyclic power with good stick response but lack tracking (that riding on rails feel)You can tune the fury in so it tracked like it was on rails but you would loose alot of that snappy cyclic feel.

The Raptor 90 on the other hand tracks better then most helis out of the box and still has ok cyclic power. As the rappy head was made more around FAI style flying you have to tune in the cyclic to get the feel you are looking for. The nice thing as you make the R90 quicker on the cyclic you still keep that nice tracked in feel.
The Rappy has one of the best control systems out there (interaction free)

For me I like them both but I like the feel and tracking of the rappy much better over the fury and my pocket book is a littler thicker to.

Chris

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10-28-2006 02:49 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Kinger

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Granville, OH

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I think the other thing you'll want to consider is the amount of time it will take you to repair a model once it crashes. The Raptor can be repaired VERY easily with parts that are available EVERYWHERE.

The MA line will definitely take you a while longer to rebuild.

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10-28-2006 03:23 PM  12 years agoPost 9
AlanR8

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I flew an old Xcell 60 for a few years and I'd agree they fly very well. But, the thought of a crash held my flying back! It wasn't until I sold the X and bought a cheap and cheerful R50 that I began to advance.

Didn't last long though, soon upgraded to a R90 and am VERY impressed by the performance.

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10-28-2006 04:51 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Raffy

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Chicago, Illinois

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You can tune any helicopter to fly like it's on rails.
You need proof? Watch the pros videos as they change from one model to the other.

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10-28-2006 04:53 PM  12 years agoPost 11
jb_turner

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It depends on set - up and flyer.

JB "Do a SEARCH" Turner

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