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Old 11-17-2019, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I'm getting back in! I'd like to know if there are any Raptor 30/50 enthusiasts here. Please let me know !! thanks!! FlyDawg
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been sitting on a lightly used 50 I got from a guy at work about 7 years ago. I've never fired it up. I actually only learned to hover and sort of fly recently when I got interested again and picked up a BNF Nano S2. That was just what I needed to overcome almost instant crashes after take off... I've since picked up a 150S and a 230s V2 and having a blast. The allure of trying that Raptor is getting stronger!

A local place has a Raptor 30 with OS engine, a bunch of parts, and an old JR for cheap. Sort of tempted to pick that one up too.
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wonder where we can get parts? any clue?
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i fly mine every chance i get. os 50 hyper ring engine and align 600 mm bades love it. although it doesnt seem to fly as well as my 800dfc
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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theres a place in Taiwan shipping is expencive but it ships air very fast. i forget the name of the place
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I still have a Raptor 50. I don't fly it anymore though. Hassn't been in the air fro proly 5 or more years. I did put a flybarless system on it years ago before I quit flying.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thumbs up i still fly them!!!!!

Yes I still fly my raptors 50 titan se,a 30,a jr vibe 50,2 500s,450 se,align 250,a velocity 50,,and currently repairing 2 align 700 ns for a good friend..all flybar style.
Except for the velocity...still love the nitro feel and smell! I feelthe best tail gyro for these are the Futaba 520 .don't give up on the raptors,,they are a very good model.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have now flown my new-to-me R30 V2 with TT39 maybe five full tanks. I used to fly 250 and 450 and this is the first time I really enjoy helis. I love this bird!
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I have a nice used 30 v2 to get airborne and stumbled across 2 NIB v1 arf models for dirt cheap!! Cant believe new ones are still out there....
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Old 12-21-2019, 01:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As for parts they are out there, you have to be persistent and look. I am able to make some with a 3D printer, like clips, boom servo mount, boom support ect.
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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still fly mine. ys56 and converted to fbl with a head from the x50
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes I have 2 30s and a titan FBL 50 I fly every sunday.
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I need to convert mine to FBL too. Need to find a suitable head.
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:58 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Let me know if there is any FBL for a 30.
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Old 12-27-2019, 08:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It seems to me that if you had access to, or someone with, a lathe you could make about anything from any manufacturer in the same class work.

What are the physical differences between a Raptor head/mainshaft and an Align 550?
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There were a few old threads here on hf about converting a fb head on trex , but the photos of the process are long gone. There must be a way to convert a rap head.
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It’s actually http://www.heli-kraft.com/

I have ordered from them many times in the past when Raptors were popular....
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I put a Compass TracX FBL head on mine with a Spectrum AR7200BX controller/receiver. I also posted the steps I took to get there. I'll see if I can dig up the post. Here is a link to a FBL head that would work.
https://www.ercmarket.com/heads-and-parts/
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Love my 30 and found a brand spanking new one one Ebay never flown with wood blades...lol.. I'm just a sport flyer. And I love the smell of the curtis 30% it's a shame they have discontinued the curtis and the os 37. If you know where I can get either of these let me know.
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