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04-24-2011 01:37 AM  7 years agoPost 21
Whtfld

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Gainesville,GA USA

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cost per
Just lunched my raptor 30 hard. $129.00 in parts.

I like my TOYS. No such thing as too fast!!

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04-24-2011 02:15 AM  7 years agoPost 22
RaptorRob

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hamlin P.A.

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wow that had to be a bad crash how much for blades??? cause that was always my biggest expense when i doinked my 30 mine was bone stock so parts were real cheap

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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04-24-2011 02:18 AM  7 years agoPost 23
RaptorRob

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hamlin P.A.

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this is one of my favorite crashes with my 30
i used to be able to auto that thing so good!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzNr1j9mIIU

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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04-24-2011 02:20 AM  7 years agoPost 24
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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If you are willing to fly wood blades like I did for a few years then Heliproz sells a crash kit for the Rator 30 and 50 that includes blades for $40.

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04-24-2011 02:23 AM  7 years agoPost 25
Helizrule

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Lake Ariel, PA

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I agree the woodies are the way to crash . Cost per crash mile on a Raptor .30 is about the cheapest you can get. One year I was doing everything inverted with that machine flying woodies and it was so cheap to crash.
I was so confident I was going to crash everyday trying new maneuvers, that I just bought a spare kit so I knew I had every part on hand. This worked well. I have never broken a set of frames yet....

One mile of road will take you one mile. One mile of runway will take you anywhere in the world.

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04-24-2011 02:24 AM  7 years agoPost 26
RaptorRob

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hamlin P.A.

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+1 ^^

no babe i swear i sold my other heli to buy this one :)

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04-24-2011 02:32 AM  7 years agoPost 27
Rotowerkz

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Windham, NH

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My problem with the "3D" blades from HK is that I can never get them to maintain track on my Raptor 50.

Before I converted my Raptor 30 to a 50, I was using it to practice autos with the non-driven tail. I went through 3 sets of blades and booms in two weeks (I was still using woodies). I learned my lesson from that episode - make sure that your blades are good and tight in the grips.

The Raptor airframe is very tough. I've managed to smash the servo tray to bits, but the core plastic frame is very durable. Kinda like that Blade 400 - it just keeps coming back for more.

Heliproz or Heli-World sells the 550 and 600mm woodies in packs of three for something like $60. If you are hell-bent on learning something new, and can dial the head speed down, these are perfect.

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04-24-2011 06:04 AM  7 years agoPost 28
jamming

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rockport,wa

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Small crash today with a throttle hold hit was $93 on my fbl 600 le today ! But building for me is the fun part ! So i dont mind !

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04-24-2011 01:19 PM  7 years agoPost 29
iHover

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Berne , NY

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meatbob,
I've run a lot of those 3D blades and havent had tracking issues. Did you check your dampeners?

You had me at Hover

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04-25-2011 04:46 AM  7 years agoPost 30
siang

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auckland, new zealand

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If I were to decked them,

my 450, the average cost of repair would be less then $50.
Raptor 60, average at $80.00-$100.00 but
Trex 600 will average at $150-$200.

These are just for mechanical repair. I'm amazed at the cost of repair on my raptor but the trex 600 is my faviorate. Yet to decked my compass, hehe.

welcome to the dark side =)

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04-25-2011 05:13 AM  7 years agoPost 31
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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I had a perfect landing cost a minimum of $200 today.

Blew up the engine in my Trex 700.
Perfect auto.No crash.

Just $200 in engine parts.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-25-2011 05:16 AM  7 years agoPost 32
Eco8gator

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Palm Beach, FL

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Cost per crash...

$0

Get a good simulator and do your crashing there. The only reason you should put one in is because of a mechanical failure...

Be smart, and take advantage of the very nice sims our on the market.

From there find you some knowledgeable heli people at your local field if possible and become a member of their club.

As for most crashes, the price difference is usually the price difference in blades. Just remember to hit hold if you have time to when your going in...saves a lot of money.

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