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12-13-2011 04:05 AM  9 years ago
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Rob Faust

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X50 Skid Strutts
Any X50 owners out there notice that these strutts are rediculously brittle? I've broken a few sets of these in situations that the old raptor strutts would have handled easily. I guess I'm going to have to buy some of the raptor 50 strutts and drill them to fit.

Other than that little grip, this heli is just awesome. Love the way it flies.

Rob.
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12-13-2011 05:19 PM  9 years ago
mustang67ford

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Never noticed them to be more brittle. However, and FYI. TT has discontinued selling the r30 and r50 struts alone. I oredered them and tower hobbies took the liberty of substituting them with the x50 struts. Called them on it an managed to get a set. You must buy the page containing struts and skid pipes.Team HeliProz - Retired
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12-13-2011 06:44 PM  9 years ago
Rob43

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Would it be worth trying to anneal them in boiling water? I've done this with a number engineering plastics with success. I've not built my new X50 yet, but I will be doing this knowing what you've experienced.Rob
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12-13-2011 07:03 PM  9 years ago
datidun

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ROB,check this out at Helikraft they come in several colours and the price,strong and fit loads of helis RCT0380-FY they will fit the X50
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12-14-2011 12:45 AM  9 years ago
Neon Juripuri

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+1 on helicraft.
These are the ones I get.
http://www.helikraft.com/Thunder+Ti...ow+RCT0154.html
They show up well in the air.
Fred
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12-16-2011 02:16 PM  9 years ago
Swoop

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I think it has alot to due with the cross section. They lightened them up substantially by hollowing out the insides so they now resemble C channel which tends to be stiffer. The plastic itself also seems a little stiffer than the original skids too.Chris
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03-15-2012 04:28 AM  9 years ago
Sk-buckwheat

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I too have just recently had trouble with my landing struts. I was flying yesterday it was about 42F(8C) and then while cleaning her off I found that both of my struts had broke on the same side. Now with that being said this is my first "real heli" as in a collective pitch one. I had a couple landings that were a bit abrupt, but not to the point that I though the struts should have broke though, upon trying to repair mine found that the plastic they were made of seemed rather brittle for the application in my opinion. I hope that the repair I made holds till i get past the learning stage of this, but I ordered a new set for a Century to fit onto her in hopes that they are a bit tougher. Any input to this problem with some other ideas would be really nice. Thanks
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03-18-2012 02:12 PM  9 years ago
Swoop

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These are very popular and resemble the original raptor gear. Unfortunately out of stock
http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=803935
Chris
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Titan,Kasama,MP5,Radix,JR770
Trex450SE,MavrikkG5,Phoenix35
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03-23-2012 08:23 AM  9 years ago
raptornut1

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I have the same super gear on my titan but heliproz have been out of them a while now????
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03-26-2012 08:13 PM  9 years ago
Sk-buckwheat

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I have recently got a set of struts for a Century that I am going to adapt to fitting my X50. Have to do a little work on the front strut for the canopy clip to work, but other than drilling another set of holes for them I think they will be great:-D The material that they are made of is a lot softer and quite flexible compared to the OEM struts. I think they are going to work great!
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03-26-2012 11:42 PM  9 years ago
mickeybling

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high i use the elyQ 3D skids they fit perfect no mod needed and they look a lot cooler.they are a lot stronger ive had some heavey landings from my autos(canopy fits perfect onto skids everything lines up as it should..mickeybling
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03-27-2012 06:07 AM  9 years ago
Sk-buckwheat

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I wish you would have told me that sooner!
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03-27-2012 12:09 PM  9 years ago
Neon Juripuri

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I wish you would have told me that sooner!
If you are like me,all skids have expiration dates
So there might still be opportunity
Fred
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