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Old 06-01-2005, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been having a lot of fun the past couple of months with Raptor 50's. One of these is the Electric V-2 BOX Conversion from www.tppacks.com and the other is a glow machine with Hyper 50. I run V Blades on both, Green TT Paddles and 95mm V Tail Blades on the glow with NHP 85's in the E Machine while they last.

People bash Raptors all the time, but I have put in the best flights of my life with these machines and I am really enjoying them!! Amazing how much the pucker factor goes away when you fly relatively cheap and good performing machines. I have full QUK from the swash up on the way for both of these machines, cannot wait until it gets here as the super powerful E-Raptor can loosen up the bell mixers and washout base and arms in as few as 6 or 7 flights. Kinda scarry....

The Canopies came from Ricko at www.rickosplace.com who is an awesome painter. He made the canopies himself, with the E-Raptor Canopy being a few ounces lighter than the glow canopy. The tear on teh Glow Canopy was designed by Chris Cooker, Ricko came up with the Static Shock symbol for the E-Raptor himself. Thanks Rick!

I now have 31 flights on my E-Raptor and the thing just keeps getting better! Very good design by Dana out of Canada. Thank you!!!

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And the favorite of my son is the E-Raptor. I agree with him!
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sharp looking heli's Will. You're right, having machines that have a low pucker factor associated with them really does help improve your flying.
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Old 06-01-2005, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Mike. I am really having fun and that is what matters the most.
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Lookin' Gooooood, Will !!!! That is the best looking Rappy's I have ever seen ! Especially the E-50 !!!! Just send it on down to me in Tupelo ! :mrgreen:
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Yeah Rappies are great fun, the performance that these helis give for the price is excellent. Having one glow and one electric powered R50 must be a blast. These 50's sure do give the 90's a run for the money.

Lovely birds Will, canopies are slick.
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Thanks Blakka and Rob. Ricko does an excellent pain job for sure. He has got my business.

The 50 is a great amount of bang for the buck, and a lot of fun to learn on. The Electric machine is a whole lot of fun, probabl one of my favorite helis I have ever had. Hope it holds up, lots of power in there. Look for some more vids of people wringing it out once I get the metal head parts.
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I like both Rappy's. Epower is really catching up lately. I'll soon get the change to test a logo 10 from a fellow heli pilot. Also it won't take long before I'll get my own good working Eheli :mrgreen:

Did the costs between both heli differ much will?
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Did the costs between both heli differ much will?

Yes the E-Raptor was roughly 700.00 more than the Hyper and has the potential to cost a lot more in a crash if the battery gets it. As to the fun factor... the E-Raptor has it hands down. I really LOVE this copter.
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Thank you Will and all of the helifreak crew!!! I had a total blast at Chattanooga with ya all!!! The electric raptor is very sweet!
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Another 7 flights on my E-Raptor!!

This thing is a blast!!
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