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2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2008-12-10, 19:45

It comes to us all in the end the lure for a heli has taken over and im going to get one Twisted Evil .

got it down to 2 so what is it to be Question

Raptor 50 or
Trex 600

But there is a curve ball of the Knight 50 3D as ive flown one resently and quite liked it

Trex is slightly more expensive to kit out but the spares are cheeper than the raptor and lets face it i`ll nee them.

Although I do fancy makeing it scale at some point and theres more kits availible for the Raptor, Hmmmmm i duno


Ive flown electric Helis and at one time owend a Twister 3d but found it too small and twitchey

Desition time soooooooooon

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2008-12-10, 20:59

If it were me, I would be more tempted to go for the Raptor 50.

I have a reason for that, and it might not apply to you! Having built a Trex 450 (flown it twice, sold it - too big for the living room) and a Trex 500 (not finished setting it up yet, had it almost a year!), they are nice kits, but corners have been cut.

I found with both kits, that the majority of hardware (i.e. screws, linkages) was a bit on the iffy side. Pretty much all the screws in the Trex kits I had appeared to be made of a grade of cheese that was only just harder and tougher than the crusty bit you get around the edge of Brie. They worked, but I had to be mega careful not to strip the threads on them. The linkages were all pretty soft, occasionally with poorly formed threads on too.

And that's it. I have no idea if the Raptor kits are any better quality, but that is why I would go for the Raptor, just to find out Smile

That said, you do seem to hear more about the Trex kits on the forums and stuff......

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Post by Brian Colclough on 2008-12-11, 10:50

Don't know much about any of the three from a hands on perspective but have read of quality issues with Align athough the one Hobby Corner brought to club night a while ago looked a lot of heli for the money, the Raptor seems to warrant a lot of upgrades or is it because all this bling is available out there for what is undoubtedly numerically the most popular heli out there, talk to Bob G and Jem on the Raptor they both run them as for the Knight, I know zilch. Start doing your bowel control exercises affraid

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Post by Bob G on 2008-12-12, 17:06

Hi Mark,
Really enjoyed my Rappy 30 with no major issues at all other than those of my own making..a few probs with bearing failure on the engine and I kep`t leaning the mixture in an attempt to extract more power from it Laughing
I would think the 50 would be an awesome machine Twisted Evil
If you intend wringing it out...as if you would!! Rolling Eyes don`t stint on fast and powerful servo`s I think they would really help.
Whatever you choose ...enjoy Very Happy
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Post by Mark Barnes on 2009-02-02, 14:17

Well the choice has been made, Ive got a Raptor 30 wanted a .50 size but this one came up at a great price so i took it, if all gose well i will get a 50 in the summer,

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Post by Andy Sayle on 2009-02-02, 14:50

Good stuff Smile

I guess that is where the money came from for the chap to buy my Edge off me too Smile

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Post by Mark Barnes on 2009-02-02, 14:52

yup he did mention it
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Post by Andy Sayle on 2009-02-02, 14:54

I tried to sell him a few other things too. I failed miserably Sad Guess I'm not cut out for selling stuff!

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