RunRyder RC
WATCH
 1 page 883 views TOPIC CLOSED
HomeAircraftHelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 30 › Raptor question
10-26-2011 05:28 PM  7 years agoPost 1
sliderx

rrApprentice

Meteghan,Nova Scotia, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Just did some repairs on my Raptor 30 V2 after a crash. I had a new spare rotor head so I changed it also during the repair, all new parts in the head. What I wanted to ask is if I should change over to leading edge control for the blade while I have it apart or leave it with trailing edge control for the blades. Is there any advantage to this, or is it just piece of mind? I have never noticed any woof before with the Heli. Just curious.

Art

Raptor 50 V2

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
10-26-2011 05:34 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

rrProfessor

USA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I would just leave it as is. The problem was with the V1.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
10-26-2011 05:46 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Jeff polisena

rrElite Veteran

westpalmbeachflorida usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Leave as is ,back when v1 would woof we flipped grips to tighten up . I think it was just the plastic warped and then flipping stressed in other direction . I never felt and difference in flight either way .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
10-26-2011 06:09 PM  7 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

If it aint broke don't break it.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
10-26-2011 07:18 PM  7 years agoPost 5
sliderx

rrApprentice

Meteghan,Nova Scotia, Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks guys, I'll leave well enough alone then. I have not had the problem at all.

Art

Raptor 50 V2

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
WATCH
 1 page 883 views TOPIC CLOSED
HomeAircraftHelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 30 › Raptor question
10-27-2011 02:19 AM  7 years ago •• Post 6 ••
mustang67ford

rrKey Veteran

Central Pennsylvania

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Agree with all above, don't change.

Team HeliProz - Retired
AMA #513507
IRCHA #4011

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
10-27-2011 04:19 AM  7 years agoPost 7
JasonJ

rrKey Veteran

North Idaho

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I never had a problem with mine but I flipped them anyway. Why? Because it cost nothing and knowing I would NEVER have woof & poof was worth it. Blade flutter is amplified on a trailing edge setup, it is reduced or eliminated with leading edge. It is true that a V2 is less likely to have blade flutter but it isn't impossible. All sorts of things seem to cause it on the Raptor head, from blade choice to worn link balls to worn dampeners to weak collective servo to the northern lights. The one true constant is what aggravates the problem once it starts and that is trailing edge control of the head. Going to leading edge is as simple as flipping the grips and reversing the collective servo. Voila, no more flutter if it was there and no possibility of flutter if it wasn't.

Thing is, you can't predict if or when flutter might happen and if it does, you are in a world of hurt. Woof (flutter) followed by poof (crash). Why take the chance when it can be eliminated for the cost of nothing?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
10-27-2011 04:54 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Heli 770

rrProfessor

USA.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

JasonJ
You forgot about flipping the seesaw over and turning the paddles 180 degrees.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR
10-27-2011 07:37 PM  7 years agoPost 9
JasonJ

rrKey Veteran

North Idaho

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

True, thanks for that. Been a few years since I did it.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR
WATCH
 1 page 883 views TOPIC CLOSED
HomeAircraftHelicopterThunder TigerRAPTOR 30 › Raptor question
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Saturday, November 17 - 9:11 pm - Copyright © 2000-2018 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

The RC discussion world needs to consolidate. RR is now one choice for that. Its software is cutting edge. It hosts on-topic advertising. Help RR increase traffic buy making suggestions, posting in RR's new areas (sites) and by spreading the word.

The RunRyder Difference

• Category system to allow Rep/Vendor postings.
• Classifieds with sold (hidden) category.
• Classifieds with separate view new.
• Answer PMs offsite via email reply.
• Member gallery photos with advanced scripting.
• Gallery photo viewer integrated into postings.
• Highly refined search with advanced back end.
• Hosts its own high end fast response servers.
• Hosts thousands of HD event coverage videos.
• Rewrote entire code base with latest technology.
• No off-topic (annoying) click bait advertising.
Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online