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10-12-2010 02:11 PM  8 years agoPost 1
savaspolitis

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A friends Raptor 50 SE converted to electric, my father did all the modification and metal work needed to attach the scorpion 4025 - 740Kv. If anyone interested for just pm me. Thanks.

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10-27-2010 06:21 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Heli143

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Hi savas
nice work. any other info on it and how does it fly.

The electric conversions are getting easier and cheaper.
A lot are home-made conversions which seem to work out great.

Roy Mayoral

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10-28-2010 10:02 AM  8 years agoPost 3
savaspolitis

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hello the raptor airborne with two different battery setups, 10s and 8s the flight time was limited to 5 minutes to see the consumption. It is very stable and the flight was only basic maneuvers. The 10s is much more powerful but has more headspeed than we want, the 8s has plenty of power but more consuption, the flight time with aerobatics will be limited to 6 minutes, we are going to keep this setup.

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10-28-2010 02:18 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Heli143

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Mine is flying on 6S and so far it flies well but I have not determined the exact duration.
I fly sport and scale flying so my flight times will be a little longer than those doing 3D etc...
I am going to install it in a Century Hughes 500 fuselage and am adding a five bladed head so I may have to move up to 8S eventually. We will see after a test flight with the five bladed head.

Roy Mayoral

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11-22-2010 05:25 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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almost there...
now installed in the 500 and awaiting a test flight with two blades to check for shakes and any other problems before I go to the five bladed head...

Roy Mayoral

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03-08-2011 02:31 AM  7 years agoPost 6
Austin333

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Hey Heli143
Did you have any problems installing that raptor in that century MD 500 ? Are you using a 50 SE or a Titan SE I know that the titan boom are a little longer and were there any major or minor problems with the install ? How was the packaging of the fuse from century heli ,was it packed satisfactory and well protected I live in the USVI and am concerned about shipping damage thru the USPS.Im really leaning towards the green MD 5500 D .

Austin

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03-14-2011 05:08 PM  7 years agoPost 7
Heli143

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Hi Austin
Did you have any problems installing that raptor in that century MD 500? NO problems at all. The mechanics fit inside and mount perfectly.

Are you using a 50 SE or a Titan SE I know that the titan boom are a little longer and were there any major or minor problems with the install ? I am using the Raptor Titan and I did have to cut about 1/4 - 1/2 inch off the end of the fuse. I even flipped the tail rotor over so that it is now on the correct (scale) side.

How was the packaging of the fuse from century heli ,was it packed satisfactory and well protected
The fuse arrived without a scratch on it and the only scratches currently on it were done by me

I picked mine based on the real one which is the blue one from SDSO. But I have seen all of them anad they are all good looking so it is a matter of personal taste as to color. I gues now you know what my favorite color is

Roy Mayoral

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03-14-2011 05:42 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Austin333

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Hi Heli 143

I have a Raptor 50 V2 So and Ihave purchase a Titan Boom and belt because I read somewhere that if I used the standard V2 setup I'll have to cut a little off the tail of the Fuse.

Thanks

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03-15-2011 12:15 AM  7 years agoPost 9
Heli143

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even with the titan boom we had to cut an inch or so off the tail of the fuselage but it is so little it is barely noticeable.

Roy Mayoral

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04-25-2011 10:00 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Plastic Fan

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Raptor 50 e-conversion
I'm sure glad that I found you people. I too have a desire to change a Raptor 50 fuel to an electric. I am new to this and got a fantastic deal on the kit. Its a gasser though and I want to turn it into an electric. Is there a e-conversion kit sold by the company or another company I can contact for the parts to make the change. I live in a small place with the kitchen tabel as my work shop. I'm hoping that I can mail order the parts as making them may be costly for me. I also have a Hughes 500 body from Century, 50 size heli, thats going to cover the Raptor. I want to recreat a Loch observation heli used to support the infantry and Armor units in Viet Nam. Thanks for your help !!!!! PF

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04-26-2011 03:03 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Heli143

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there were a couple of companies that sold conversion kits but I am not sure if they sell them any longer.
I don't think it is costly at all any longer to convert a raptor from nitro to electric as has been proven by numerous pilots out there who have done it.

Do a google search for raptor electric conversion (type it in several different ways as the results vary sometimes) and research all the conversions on the internet to see if there is one you feel you would like to try.

Don't hesitate to ask questions as they come up as there are plenty of folks on here that will be more than happy to help you along.

Roy Mayoral

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04-26-2011 10:07 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Plastic Fan

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Thanks Heli 143
Thanks for the help. I've been watching this web site for ideas and have started to draw up plans to change my Raptor based on what I've seen here. The motor mount seems to be the hardest part to come by as many people seem to have had to build their own. Anyway, thanks for the help. PF

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04-27-2011 03:30 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Heli143

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take a look in my gallery and there are two different examples of motor mounts.some guys make their mount out of bent aluminun into a squared U shape so that it bolts to the sides of the frames.
Like I said earlier, I think if you do some searching you will find a lot of info, then once you see one you are interested in, contact the owner and ask questions.
I believe you will find the folks on here are always willing to share info and help another fellow pilot.

Roy Mayoral

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05-16-2011 05:27 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Heli143

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plastic fan,
I posted detailed pictures of how to use a T-rex 600 motor mount to convert your raptor to electric in the raptor conversion thread.
In my conversion, I am using the clutch which gives a REAL SOFT start and by the time the blades turn the motor is whistling away and sounds like a little mini turbine to me.

Roy Mayoral

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05-18-2011 05:15 PM  7 years agoPost 15
Plastic Fan

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WoW, Thanks for the walk thru your Photo Gallery
Thanks for letting me view your Heli Gallery. You have built a nice looking electric heli. Too bad you live so far away. Would'nt mind living across the street and learning more about helis. If it was'nt for you people here I'd be reading and "hoping"! I was doing it correctly. Again Thanks for the help, and Thanks for Serving Your Country!!!!

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05-18-2011 05:33 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Heli143

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Yes, this place has a LOT of very knowledgable folks who are more than willing to help others.
This site used to have a very bad reputation but it seems the idiots have moved on and the site has become a very nice place to visit for fun and help.
If you like galleries, check out copterdoctor's gallery. that is my mentor and the guy who keeps me straight. He has a wealth of knowledge and helps anyone who asks without hesitation.

take care

Roy Mayoral

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