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03-07-2008 05:39 AM  10 years agoPost 1
alienturtle

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i had this in the thunder tiger section but i think it fits here better so dont yell at me for posting it twice lol.

Hello i am new to heli but not rc in general. I bought a Raptor 30 from a local guy and I have been slowly building it up. I have never flown before so this will be my first time. I have been playing around on the sims at a friends house because I don't own one myself. I fallowed the radio setup from another website but i am just not sure if i did it right.
My few questions are:
1) should i take it an have it looked over before i fly it?
2) will the local hobby shops look at it?
3) what do u think of my setup for a beg?

Raptor 30
O.S. 32sx
Jr Xp783 radio
Jr R770s receiver
Jr G500T gyro
Jr nes-537 servos for elevator,aileron,pitch
airtronics 94102 for rudder
jr nes-507 for throttle

thanks guys

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03-07-2008 05:55 AM  10 years agoPost 2
george0079

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1) should i take it an have it looked over before i fly it?
Absolutely.
2) will the local hobby shops look at it?
Only if you can find a LHS that has a skilled heli pilot/builder. Probably be a better idea to take it to one of your local flying fields or clubs and get someone to check it out.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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03-07-2008 06:07 AM  10 years agoPost 3
David Blain

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Mt. Dora, Florida (USA)

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alienturtle--
Let's start here--
Yes find someone that knows your abilities and where your gonna begin...
Start at the Radio, Have them set a soft pitch/throttle curve and that will help, ADD EXPO and no Dual Rate....
Have the Heli checked over, Have all the parts that may Zing off and kill you checked.... You will learn what they are, Safety is number one...You will also need the mixture set so you don't smoke your engine, richer is better, but not so much it's a pig....

SO, the last thing, Find a local pilot, Pay him if you must, but have him next to you as you learn the basics (On Training Gear!) and you will be amazed and addicted to this hobby....
Welcome aboard, Give me a PM if you need some input, I've been there!

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03-08-2008 02:14 AM  10 years agoPost 4
SilverBullet

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Bentonville, AR USA

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I agree with having someone check it over. I didn't have anyone around me to learn to fly, but I started with a Blade CP, then an MX400 Pro, and then the Raptor 30V2. My setup was very similar, same radio and servos, except I had a GY401 and 9254 on the tail. I eventually switched to the DX7 and DS821, and it really made a difference.

With training gear and patience, you can learn to fly by yourself, but I know my learning curve was slower as I was afraid to crash and have to rebuild. I too bought my Raptor used and ended up rebuilding it before I flew it as the previous owner had some issues.

Where are you from? I have found there are a bunch of local pilots now, which makes things more fun.

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03-08-2008 06:56 PM  10 years agoPost 5
alienturtle

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AZ

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thanks for the input guys.. I live in CA, the Modesto, Ripon, Manteca area. I know switch26 lives here and he is the one i bought the heli off of. He has had some things going on so i haven't bothered him with it. I think im going to call my LHS and see what they can do for me. If anyone else lives local then maybe we can get together. I have fallowed the radio setup and what not from raptortechnique but i would like the reassurance of an experienced pilot to look it over.

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03-14-2008 12:55 AM  10 years agoPost 6
TPMX

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Hanoverton,Ohio

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I bought a Raptor 30 v.2 from my LHS and after putting it together
i took it back to have the local pilot that works at the LHS check it out and setup the radio.
I started learning on my own in the front yard.
After about 2 gallons of fuel i got rid of the training gear.
the next gallon of fuel I was about to give up,i just didn,t seem to be make much progress than all at once it started to click.
My biggest problem was getting comfortable with nose in.
Once I had that things are going excellent.
tonight i flew nose in forward for the first time.
Once things start to click you can,t get enough flying.
I am in Ohio and can,t wait for nice weather.
One thing that really helped me besides the sim was a coaxial
heli and a large living room.

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03-14-2008 01:28 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Mutt

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Alienturtle if you want I can help you out pm me and we can hook up I live in turlock I know switch real well.

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