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10-28-2011 01:53 PM  6 years agoPost 21
RaptorRob

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J.Hall that pic made my day lol

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

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10-28-2011 02:33 PM  6 years agoPost 22
tomd27858

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greenville, nc usa

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A beater heli is well worthwhile. Some call it the back up heli. It is much easier to practice new maneuvers when it isn't with your "favorite bird". A back up also saves some money by allowing you to fly while you are waiting for parts. I used to keep a lot of spares to minimize down time during repairs and maintenance. If you have a back-up heli you can just order what you need when you need it.

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10-28-2011 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 23
RCSavager

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Topeka, KS

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J.Hall, you need that bird as your avatar. THAT is a conversation starter at ANY field.

Once you try steak, is hard to go back to hotdogs.

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10-28-2011 04:31 PM  6 years agoPost 24
George Matthews

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N.W. Ohio

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Any heli that has the Align name would be considered a "beater heli"

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10-28-2011 05:54 PM  6 years agoPost 25
S.Dykes

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Wesley Chapel, FL - USA

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Any heli that has the Align name would be considered a "beater heli"
Or any other name... they are all made to take a beating.

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10-28-2011 07:29 PM  6 years agoPost 26
rcnut

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Rockford, Illinois

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If I had this heli...I would take it to the car wash and use engine cleaner on it. I think I need a tetanus shot just looking at it! LoL

My beaters...Compass 3D+ FBL and a Trex 700n FBL.

I had one of those...a Raptor 90 std...

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10-29-2011 12:44 AM  6 years agoPost 27
Jeff polisena

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westpalmbeachflorida usa

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One thing Ive found with helis when you crash and rebuild correctly they still look brand new, so beat what you have and have fun .If anything just buy some common spares . When I had multiples of one heli so when I crashed one I had a back up I found that I had two crashed helis to repair

I would like to see both sides of that Raptor . I would say that is a dangerous heli if it flys as is.

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

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10-29-2011 01:03 AM  6 years agoPost 28
J. Hall

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Jonesboro, AR

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Dangerous, hell yes it's dangerous. That's why when this heli flys,it's at the far end of the field,and all eyes are watching the sky. The other side looks just as good.

Jay Hall

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10-29-2011 01:27 AM  6 years agoPost 29
4cyclic

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Montreal, Can. and northern Vermont

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Beater heli, hell yes: E6

love that heli at 2300 hs

Life is meaningful flying helis.

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10-29-2011 03:33 AM  6 years agoPost 30
Rogman88

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West Monroe, LA

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I use beater Cheapo Trex canopy's on my Logo 600 so I can keep my 150$ canopy clean for fun fly's.

High Voltage just works better

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10-29-2011 03:52 AM  6 years agoPost 31
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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How does that main gear even work?

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10-29-2011 11:31 AM  6 years agoPost 32
Jeff polisena

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My question is how it got like that ?

It probably runs great with no vibrations .

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

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10-29-2011 02:09 PM  6 years agoPost 33
reddragon

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Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Truly amazing. I have never seen a helicopter in that condition.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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10-29-2011 02:51 PM  6 years agoPost 34
Todd74

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PA, USA

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Scary....but cool at the same time. Definitely got your money's worth out of that one.

Always good to have one heli in your fleet that you have no fear of using to test your limits, if you like that sort of thing

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10-29-2011 02:54 PM  6 years agoPost 35
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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Any heli that has the Align name would be considered a "beater heli"
hmm, --Trex-700 is my personal top shelf machine--

I remember seeing a picture of a Trex 600 a few years ago that had a wooden drawer knob as the head button. Some guy in Las Vegas - Put a new main gear on that Raptor and it'd look better than that Trex

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