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Old 08-29-2002, 12:46 PM
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I've made up my mind and im going to buy a raptor 30.
I dont know if i should get one (nib)or one already setup.
I plan on getting rays authoritive manual on rchelicopters and learning as much as i can.




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Old 08-29-2002, 02:15 PM
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get one (nib) and build it and set it up yourself (or with someones help) otherwise you'll fly something you don't know. there is nothing like hand's on..
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I dont know if i should get one (nib)or one already setup

The prebuilt heli's are put together on assy. lines by someone you do not know. There's things you must take into consideration when deciding to buy a NIB kit or prebuilt.

I always advise buying a kit and building it yourself, it helps you develop your skills of becoming familiar with each individual parts. There is a lot more to building a helicopter than just assembling it. The manual specifies area's to check and balance & lock tite is a must were directed to do so. Without locktite every bolt can and most likely will loosen or fall out and will be a accident waiting to happen. Most of these ARF kits I bought was purchased only because there were low on kits and these are usually whats offered with or without an engine. Sometimes you save buying a engine at the same time you buy the kit & sometimes there's no price breaks.

If you do crash, if you didn't assemble the heli yourself, it's going to be hard for you to keep a good eye on maintenance and rebuild from incidents likes tip overs-boom strikes and etc.

I believe building a kit, is the first hands on experience that should always be done to familiarize yourself for the intriguing road ahead of RC Heli's. Just my 2 cents worth..
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