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10-25-2011 04:47 PM  6 years agoPost 21
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There are parts avalible but they will not stock it! Back Order Only.

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10-25-2011 09:31 PM  6 years agoPost 22
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FYI,

I sent tt USA an email. Will see if they answer or not.

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10-25-2011 09:45 PM  6 years agoPost 23
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why doesnt someone just call tower or hobbico and ask whats up?

i did that when the price of the x50 carbon frame was 100$ per side. shortly after telling them they need to fix it was done. dont know if i had anything to do with it but i called and they responded so...

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10-25-2011 10:19 PM  6 years agoPost 24
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Not to be rude, but please see how i started this thread. Tower won't tell you nothing... Absolutely nothing. A good company would not to it's customers that a product may be comming to an end instead of letting somebody buy a couple new helis then not being able to sell parts. I'm better off talking to a wall then tower. At least a wall won't tell me a bunch of bs.

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10-25-2011 10:32 PM  6 years agoPost 25
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There's always the Klone 30 and 50 parts! (helikraft.com)

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10-25-2011 10:39 PM  6 years agoPost 26
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Helikraft, also has TT parts and Kits. I got a mini Titan V2 upgrade kit from them, I couldn't get it in the US.

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10-25-2011 10:49 PM  6 years agoPost 27
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True.

My concern is more of the manufacturer tt stopping the raptors and parts as opposed to tower. If tower drops them, not a big deal. If tt stops making raptors and he parts, then it's an issue, at least for me.

I suffered with a nexus heli for a while and anytime I needed a part, well you could imagine.

I am just "assuming" since tower is discontinuing it may be because tt itself is discontinuing. I still want to get a raptor 50 SE bu am now questioning it.

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10-25-2011 10:51 PM  6 years agoPost 28
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I believe the Klone is a copy and they make their own parts so it wouldn't be through TT.

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10-25-2011 10:55 PM  6 years agoPost 29
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I am just "assuming" since tower is discontinuing it may be because tt itself is discontinuing.
This is what we need to find out. I own 2 Raptors and would hate to think I need to treat them like museum pieces now for fear of getting parts.

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10-26-2011 01:14 AM  6 years agoPost 30
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Click on the Thunder Tiger add here on Runryder. It doesn't take you to Tower where you could buy something. It takes you to Thunder Tiger. Isn't that kind of odd?
At any rate,Thunder Tiger STILL has the raptor 90 on it's websight. Which has been "discontinued" for at least 2 months.
http://www.ttamerica.com/helis/ttre0091.html
I started to question if maybe TT was going under. But if that were the case,they wouldn't be paying to advertise here on Runryder.

The plot thickens.......

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10-26-2011 01:17 AM  6 years agoPost 31
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As I understood it, TT is not "going under". They simply chose to stop doing distribution themselves and farmed that out. Here in North America Great Planes got their business.

I have no idea what they are doing elsewhere in the world. But that would be interesting to know.

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10-26-2011 01:34 AM  6 years agoPost 32
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i think everyone one is freaking out over nothing. seriously, if your flying a 30 and it gets discontinued upgrade to a 50. they are not going to discontinue the Titan SE that i would bet on. besides a 30 is an entry level heli, how long do you need to fly a smaller size heli? personally i think that a 30 is a waste of time. jump into a 50 and never look back. thats just what i think. thats for me.

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10-26-2011 01:44 AM  6 years agoPost 33
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10-26-2011 01:54 AM  6 years agoPost 34
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I have an X50 and wanted to upgrade from raptor 30 to a titan 50 se, but I think the titan is in the same boat as the 30.

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10-26-2011 02:00 AM  6 years agoPost 35
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the titan may be out of the lineup as it should but not the SE titan. it looks to me like they are discontinueing the 30 and early versions of the 50. no need for the titan when theres a titan SE no need for any of the other 50's really. the 50's they show being discontinued are the kits with engines(rl53) and blades. maybe they will release new kits with the RL56 ? we'll see

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10-26-2011 03:25 AM  6 years agoPost 36
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Response to email sent to tt tiawan:

"Thanks for contacting us. So far, we do not have any plan to discontinue our Raptor 30s or Raptor 50s. We still have the back-order of Raptor 30 from our US distributor now.
 
Best regards,
Customer Service
Thunder Tiger Corp."

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10-26-2011 03:30 AM  6 years agoPost 37
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The response was quick!!!

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10-26-2011 03:42 AM  6 years agoPost 38
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I almost bought a raptor 30 as my first heli but after reading some forums I went with the 50. I wanted to avoid upgrading it since I found so much on converting the 30 to a 50.

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10-26-2011 05:11 AM  6 years agoPost 39
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I guess the old 90 is toast with the G4 out now

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10-26-2011 03:16 PM  6 years agoPost 40
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[quote]We still have the back-order of Raptor 30 from our US distributor now.[quote]

What does this mean?We are holding an order for the distributor or we don't have these on hand at the moment?

As far as flying a "small" heli.I think for a lot of people it may be an economics thing. They have a Raptor 30 and it is cheaper to repair it than buy a new 50 in the current economy.It could run alot of people out of the hobby that are still flying these so called out of date models.I have just started messing with mine again.Crashed it the first time last Sunday afternoon. I was lucky. I was only hovering and it has just cost a rotor blade so far and some time to balance a new pair and the time to check out the rest of the head.

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