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04-02-2009 03:23 AM  9 years agoPost 1
dashpilot

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I was thinking that it is time to upgrade the head.. anyone have any problems with the 179 dollar maverik head?

Thanks..

"what comes up must come down"....softly of course

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04-02-2009 03:51 AM  9 years agoPost 2
rccarguy

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I spent around the same amount to put a full TRex 600N metal head on my Titan.

That said, I've had good luck with Mavrikk parts and you can't beat the prices

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04-02-2009 04:58 AM  9 years agoPost 3
redvtr1000

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im not impressed with the mavrikk head. used kasama in the classifieds right now.

I've got the mavrikk head and tail case on my raptor and I'm wishing I hadn't gotten them. The head was kinda sloppy and required some shims/washers. flip rate was about the same as before but the heli seems to roll slower now and just feel a bit stiffer. The tail is decent but has a shorter arm for clearance so you end up having to put some bend in the tail rod which I don't care for either.

The mavrikk head is actually some chinese import stuff thrown in a mavrikk package, believe it says HTR on the grips or something. I'd go for a head that can get you some better performance.

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04-02-2009 10:30 AM  9 years agoPost 4
bobbyra

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Fort Myers Fl

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Get the kasama.

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04-02-2009 07:03 PM  9 years agoPost 5
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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No need for the entire head, just buy the $50 main hub and a metal washout base. If you want more performance for low cost look up CBell's thread on the flybar mixing arm mod. If you are going to spend $150+ on a new head for the Raptor I'd wait until the Titan SE head is available and buy that.

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04-02-2009 08:24 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Ben-T-Spindle

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Central Illinois

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I have a Mavrikk head and it’s really not that good. The problem is that it’s just a metal copy of the metal head.

The Kasama head is a much improved design over the stock design. If you are going to spend any money Kasama would definitely be the way to go.

Later this year when Titan SE head parts become available that may be a good upgrade depending on the cost. It has some of the improvements like Kasama that will get you more pitch and cyclic without binding.

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04-03-2009 03:26 AM  9 years agoPost 7
David Blain

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Mt. Dora, Florida (USA)

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Ben-T-Spindle--
I have the Maverick Head and Tail assembly, though it looks nice and is a "decent" replacement type head unit for metal, I would not recommend it...
scrimp, save, do something but buy the Kasama head unit, you will be a lot happier with it...
Since installing the Maverick Head I've had problems with ALL of the bearings (which have been replaced) and balance issues when you put the individual parts on a gram scale.
I wouldn't do it again, nor would my brother in law, Fullpitch on RR!

Go Kasama or wait for the new Titan SE Head parts to come out....

David Blain
T.O.R.C.H.S. Orlando Member

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04-03-2009 03:46 AM  9 years agoPost 8
dashpilot

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Well I took the advise and bought a Kasama head off the classified section in runryder..... anyone got the instructions on assembly??? thanks again...

"what comes up must come down"....softly of course

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