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01-16-2009 12:17 AM  9 years agoPost 1
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I have checked the weight of AH-1 as it stands now with all major parts done it weights 2lbs. 10oz. The canopy for the Raptor weights 6oz. That makes the fuselage 2lbs. 4oz more than the boom and pod configuration. There is still the weight of paint and some minor odds and ends. I figure no more than 3lbs finished. Would the Raptor 30 with the TT39 engine be able to handle this extra weight with out any big problems in your opinions.

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01-16-2009 03:57 AM  9 years agoPost 2
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If your flying scale, which of course that is what your asking for; then yes, it will handle that. However keep in mind that with that setup and engine you will be pushing it to its limit and you will need extremely sufficient cooling and it won't have a lot of pushout left over. In other words its going to be very slow and mushy feeling, but with scale this is not such a bad thing necessarily. You will just have to be very moderate with your flying and learn good collective management.

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01-16-2009 04:26 AM  9 years agoPost 3
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You may also perhaps have to run higher nitro as well. In some of my older 30 size scalers I had to do this as well and tweak the set up some as well for the added weight and slightly hindered cooling.

Christopher J
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01-16-2009 09:06 AM  9 years agoPost 4
PETER ROB

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sliderx, A guy at the field asked the same question,
The photo is of the Rapton 50, the car jack underneath weighs
2.5 Lbs
If you are conserned about your engine capasity to lift the weight do the same strap some weight underneath
Peter R

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01-16-2009 10:45 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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Thanks for the info. Trying the Heli with some added weight would have been a good idea, how did it work out for him. Increase to 30% nitro would keep it a little cooler. I have an opening in the bottom of the fuselage for venting. I guess I could upgrade to 50 size engine also. Like you were saying, it's scale, it does not have to be fast. Thanks for the help guys. One way or the other it has to fly when it done, when the weather warms up and the wind stops blowing, -14C this morning.

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