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Old 05-19-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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anyone know it the landing skids on a x50 are the same as the raptor?
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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You mean the tubes? I don't know.

As far as the struts, they're not the same. Looks like the Raptor gear might be discontinued and replaced with the X50 gear. Tower notes that the X50 gear should fit older models with minor modifications.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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PV0035-3 this is the part number for the skids for the x50 and this is the part number for the tubes and the skids for the raptor PV0035 I'm just thinking they are the same skids atleast I hope because I broke 1 and only need the skids and not the tubes.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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i actually bought a bunch of raptor 50 gear sets and use them on my x50. stronger and wider! [ i also have a r50]last i looked, tower still had some, altho that was 2 months ago
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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yep their gone. if you only need 1 skid and will take a used one. pm me your address and i,ll mail you one on monday
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #6
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i actually bought a bunch of raptor 50 gear sets and use them on my x50. stronger and wider! [ i also have a r50]last i looked, tower still had some, altho that was 2 months ago
Raptor 50 maingear is not the same and will not fit X50
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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sorry to dissagree, but their on my x50 . i opened up the mounting holes 1 drill size and on they went. 50 flights later, there still there.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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helikraft still has them
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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so you modified them to fit !!!! You probably should have explained that earlier.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #10
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drilling a larger hole? really!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #11
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I have used T-Rex 600 landing gear before. Holes are slightly off as well. Just drill
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:44 PM   #12
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+ 1 on heliraft.
http://www.helikraft.com/Thunder+Tig...V0035B%29.html
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:17 AM   #13
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Quick UK sell great ones - just a bit smaller than my 90 skids, but very durable.
My tail belt shredded on the 50 a few weeks ago and I slammed it down hard on the TT50 skids (as in the X50 ones) which shattered into 6 pieces straight away. The heli toppled over and did lots of lovely expensive damage.
Now I have the Quick UK skids (like the old Raptor 50) - they would have withstood that landing and no further damage.

The new X50 skids are cheap, nasty and built to break/cause damage - under the disguise of 'saving the frame/lightness'
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http://www.quickuk.eu/cat/general_pa...rcarriage.html

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #14
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If anyone is wondering, I ordered a set of landing skid braces that were for the x50 and they were the same braces that came on my Raptor
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #15
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I just put a set of X50 landing gear on my titan. The landing gear braces had 2 sets of holes and they did line up without drilling
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:58 AM   #16
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I just put a set of X50 landing gear on my titan. The landing gear braces had 2 sets of holes and they did line up without drilling
That is strange becuase I am trying to do the same and the holes are off by about 1/16 on each hole. I also don't like the fact that they 2" narrower than the old gear.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:05 PM   #17
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yeah I have broken two sets of the x50 landing gear and my raptor actually came with that gear,
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #18
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The new gear looks like real junk. Very disappointed. Ended up ordering two sets from Quik UK. Thanks to whomever posted the link. Kind of expensive with the overseas shipping but I want to start practicing autos so the last thing I want is flimsy land gear.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:03 AM   #19
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Yes I have used their U/C for years on all sorts as a matter of course. TBH I like the wider base mostly.

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so you modified them to fit !!!! You probably should have explained that earlier.
Doesn't most everything have to be fettled to fit!
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