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04-22-2009 07:13 AM  9 years agoPost 1
cyclist01

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I am looking to get a 30 size heli to tune my skills with and I am looking at the swift or a raptor 30 v1,,,Which one would be better to hone my skills on and thanks for any help

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04-22-2009 07:43 AM  9 years agoPost 2
JRjoe

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Raptor........ do you wanta charge batteries or fly????


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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04-22-2009 11:02 AM  9 years agoPost 3
MagicFingers

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Get a sim, then get a Raptor

Each one, teach one

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04-22-2009 11:46 AM  9 years agoPost 4
LONEWOLF2440

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Yup Sim then raptor but get a raptor 50

MIKADO LOGO 600 TREX 550

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04-22-2009 01:47 PM  9 years agoPost 5
rotormonkey

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This looks like it's going to be just another nitro vs electric thread. Really it depends on the circumstances. There's lots of threads around here to point out the advantages and disadvantages of each. Really it boils down to what will YOU enjoy more?

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04-22-2009 02:59 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Flying Brian

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Are you considering the SWIFT 16, or 550 carbon?

I have never owned any Century products, but I will tell you from what I have heard straight from certain swift owners is, the Swift 16 is a fine mahine to learn on, and to advance to high levals as well, but that machine does require certain head and tail upgrades, once you start doing hard 3D, if ever.

Again, there is some great reads in the Century Threads here on rr, as this bird has been put through the paces for many years, and it is still flying well.

As far as Simulators, I did'nt hear you even ask a question in regaurds to this. If it were me, I would buy and build whichever Helicopter first, then get the Simulator if you need it, program the simulator to your bird, and fly it on the computer first, and this "should" give you a real good feel for your bird.

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-22-2009 03:13 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Flying Brian

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The R30 has some great deals too. It just seems everyone shys away from the 30 size, and goes straight for the 50size instead.

I think it would be a blast to fly the Raptor 30 RTF machine. Sounds like good times to me......

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-22-2009 04:33 PM  9 years agoPost 8
rotormonkey

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The reason most people shy away from the 30 size is the power to weight ratio is lacking. If the 30 you're talking about is electric this limitation doesn't apply, so nothing wrong with a 30.

Hell there's STILL nothing wrong with a glow 30 if you're not banging the sticks around. For learning it can be argued that it's even better NOT to have that power at your disposal as it teaches better collective management right from the get-go.

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04-22-2009 05:34 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Bigdog 60

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Raptor 30...oh hell yeah, Mine keeps flying even with tie wraps holding part of it together. I got some spare parts now so I'm going to fix it

From The 70's

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