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02-06-2010 07:29 AM  8 years agoPost 1
k0mputer1

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Hi Runryder experts, just found out about this site. The washout on my R50 has one side that has the plastic "scraped". Should I change this or is still ok to fly? Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions.

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02-06-2010 07:46 AM  8 years agoPost 2
eggmcmuffinplz

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Id change it. It looks like the pin is almost exposed.

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02-06-2010 07:52 AM  8 years agoPost 3
GimbalFan (RIP)

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What's that -- about a four dollar part?

Crash/Cost ratio calculators everywhere agree... when in doubt, change it out.

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02-06-2010 08:01 AM  8 years agoPost 4
k0mputer1

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Yeah I know it's a cheap part and I wanted to actually read feedback. The 2nd pic with the shiny part is from the flash, not really exposed. So off to the local hobby shop tomorrow, I hope they carry Raptor parts. Thanks guys!!

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02-06-2010 06:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
wifeorheli

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I f you have any question about whether to fix something that means fix it. I fix anything that has any damage to it no matter what. Whats that powder substance all over?

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02-07-2010 12:29 AM  8 years agoPost 6
tarzan_eb

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Looks like dust, some people have no respect for there equipment Just kidding Yea I would change it I would hate to think a 2 dollar part caused a $150 dollars worth of damage. Preventive maintenance will save a lot of money in the long run.

Fly it ! Crash it ! Rebuild it ! Repeat as needed !! Everett

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02-07-2010 02:27 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Jlerch

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If you have a parts order you need to place, or you walk past the part on a shelf in the hobby shop, yea replace it.

If its the ONLY reason not to fly it, Pffft, go fly. Worse case the metal pin flies out, and you lose the ability to change the angle of attack of the fly bar paddles. The bird will still fly but you'll lose about half of your cyclic response.

James Lerch - Tampa Bay FL

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02-07-2010 02:45 PM  8 years agoPost 8
ferincr

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+1
I lost that pin several times on My R90 until I bought the locked ones.
I would say depends how much you crash. If you are like me that hit the dirt once every month or so, go flying.
If you belong to the lucky ones that only learn about gravity by reading about it, then I'll order the part and change it as soon as I get it (flying while I wait for it to arrive) but at least you won't forget about it few months/years down the road.
Just my $0.02

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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02-07-2010 04:29 PM  8 years agoPost 9
rcjon

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I'm not a real clean freak with my helis but, damn man, clean that thing up. You making us Raptor pilots look bad. A soft brush and some canned air would do wonders for it.

Ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for Radio Control Helicoptering.

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02-08-2010 06:53 PM  8 years agoPost 10
k0mputer1

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Raptor's clean now.
Hehe I knew someone would notice the powdery stuff. The heli is clean now. I think that powder stuff is a combination of the loose dirt/soil environment where I fly plus that heli was in storage and was reached by a spray painting project and the residue in the air settled on it even if it covered. Anyways, thanks!

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02-08-2010 06:57 PM  8 years agoPost 11
k0mputer1

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To scalers out there, that heli was really dusty and wasn't going for
a weathering/dirty effect.

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