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03-06-2008 03:59 AM  10 years agoPost 1
TankDirt

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I was looking at raptor 90 parts on heliproz early just for the heck of it because Ive always liked the R90,and wow...the prices I mean 40$ for a torqe tube and 40$ for boom supports,and 150$ for metal grips,wow...Are the 90's really this expensive or am I looking in the wrong place?Is there a cheaper "quality" 90?

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03-06-2008 04:03 AM  10 years agoPost 2
FenderBean

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rappy is cheapest 90 till the 700 comes out.

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03-06-2008 04:12 AM  10 years agoPost 3
krashtagain

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"quality" 90? those words don't go in the same sentence . Let's see if Align knocks the wind out of the 90 markets sales when the 700 hits the shelves .

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03-06-2008 10:13 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Jeff polisena

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These prices are for SE parts if you use aluminum boom and TT its about 1/2 the price but it is still a 90 size machine they all can be pricey to repair

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03-06-2008 11:52 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Ray Fernandez

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90 size machine they all can be pricey to repair
But not as expensive as some other brands.....

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03-06-2008 11:53 AM  10 years agoPost 6
JAGNZ

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Yup, SE parts are not required. Aluminum for the TT and Boom are just fine and half price. But yes, all 90's are dear to own and crash. Blades alone are circa USD$40 more/crash than on a 50. Oh, and fuel, don't even get me started. Just buy shares in Mobil now.


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03-06-2008 01:12 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Kinger

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If you are looking at Raptors and don't want to spend a ton, take a long long look at the new 3D kit. As far as 90's are concerned, it's about the cheapest you are going to get when it comes to replacement parts. Another option if you like the bling of the 90SE is to just replace a number of the SE parts with 3D parts after your first crash as was mentioned above. That's what I've done with mine (have the aluminum TT, aluminum boom and aluminum boom braces) and it flies just as nice as it did when it was originally a SE. In fact, if and when I have my next unexpected encounter with terra firma, the metal grips will probably be replaced with plastic just to save wear and tear on the bearings. The metal grips themselves rarely need replacing in a crash (unless you crash on asphalt or concrete), but the bearings in the grips and the posts coming off the grips can get pretty buggered up. Even if you replace those though (bearings and posts) you are still well short of $150 for a whole new set of grips.

The 90's are more expensive to fly, but there's just nothing that comes close to the way they feel in the air IMHO. If you still crash a ton, stick with the 50's until your confidence grows to the point where you are not scared that every time the bird goes up it's not going to make it home in one piece.

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03-06-2008 04:00 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Percula

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A bit like what Kinger has said;

If you think 90's are dear to crash leave it at home or fly a 50.

One the topic of Rappy 90's I'd rather bury one of these than nearly any other 90 there is on the market at the moment.

And yes there is also the option to refit broken parts with standard or Rappy 3D parts as there is no real need for SE stuff, but saying that there is no real need for a 90 is there?

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03-06-2008 04:18 PM  10 years agoPost 9
David Blain

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What are you looking to do with your 90??
It really depends on the level of "Hard 3D" your pumping out! Let your flying direct the way to go with the parts, in other words- If your just kickin it around and not hard 3D use the plastic, unless you are then climb on board and get the good toys.... Bring your checkbook.......

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03-06-2008 05:08 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Shoego Heli

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Is there a cheaper "quality" 90?
With a 90 size machine you definitely don't want cheaper quality. There is an incredible amount of power in the heli that, if something comes loose or isn't balanced, something or someone will suffer big time.

The other thing outside of the heli which costs a lot is the higher torque starter to get the engine going, i.e. Sullivan ~ $70 + power source.

If you get past crashing often and past the expense, then this 90 size heli sure is a hoot to fly - BIG & easy to see!

Having my heli: Cool, Having a working heli: Awesome, Having a day to fly: PRICELESS!

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03-06-2008 07:02 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Kinger

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Hmmm.....I don't have a high torque starter to start mine. Just a cheapo Tower Hobbies heavy duty starter on a decent set of 7 cell batts. Works just fine........

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03-06-2008 09:49 PM  10 years agoPost 12
TankDirt

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What about the gohbee?its pretty much a standard R90 but its cheap to fix,and fly(except for fuel)..I like the fack that it comes with all the metal gadgets and stuff..And I dont care what ANYBODY says I will never trust a 90 with plastic grips,I dont even trust a 50 with plastic grips...So right off the bat with the R903d I would need the 150$ grips.

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03-06-2008 10:10 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Jeff polisena

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I would stay away from Gohbee it could discurage you on 90's if you never had one before. I have had my hands in many and the Raptor 3d is the bang for your buck as far as plastic grips they handle a crash better I fly on both 50 and 90 and never had one fail and I do fly hard 3d

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03-06-2008 10:13 PM  10 years agoPost 14
Funky Trex

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After watching a stock R90 3D getting hammered through some very hard flights this weekend, I have no doubts that the plastic grips are up to the job of whatever you can throw at them.

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03-06-2008 10:17 PM  10 years agoPost 15
Carey

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My first 90 purchase was an Aurora second batch pre-order.

OK I could have done better.

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03-06-2008 10:33 PM  10 years agoPost 16
Adey_Law

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raptors are old news. Too heavy and the rotorhead is leagues behind the modern models.

Im playing with a Compass Odin at the moment. 4.2kg spares prices not a lot more than the knight 50 3d and flies sooo much better than the raptor.

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03-06-2008 10:37 PM  10 years agoPost 17
TankDirt

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Raptors still fly great,And they will in 20 years...Im still lookin at the gohbee right now...I wont be buying a 90 prabably until next winter,but im going to start researching them now,its the smart thing to do..

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03-06-2008 10:43 PM  10 years agoPost 18
Laurens

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I would pick the R90 3D above the SE, much lighter and cheaper.

Ade, I can't think of a reason that "older then heli X" means "worse then heli X".

Edge rotorblades, Scorpion systems

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03-06-2008 11:20 PM  10 years agoPost 19
Jeff polisena

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Raptors are still winning and we are also talking about a budget Ive had Caliber,Synergy,Avant,Vibe,Sylphide list goes on I spent over 1200.00 in 1 month on my Synergy because of part failure (grips,links,etc)and my Raptor doesnt let me down and as far as weight put them on a scale and they all come close I'm not saying I dont like other 90's I just use my Raptor to beat the **** out of , lowest cost to crash and easy to rebuild

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03-07-2008 01:50 AM  10 years agoPost 20
Kinger

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You wouldn't trust a 90 with plastic grips? Better not fly a Vibe, Synergy or Fury(Stratus) then

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