Raptor 30 Main Shaft

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Old 11-28-2017, 02:23 PM
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Hi all, just joined this site and very new to RC Heli.
Needless to say, managed to crash my Raptor 30v2.
Rotors need replacing and some linkages, which i am fairly confident I can fix, but I think I also need to replace the main shaft as well.
Is this a job for an expert, or can i attempt this myself?
This was an ARTF kit so most of it was already built so i have no experience of assembling it in the first place!
Any advice much appreciated
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:41 AM
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Most of the time, the main shaft survives a crash - unless it's very violent. The spindle that the blades pivot on always gets bent, however.
To be an RC heli pilot, you really need to learn to be your own mechanic. This skill is equally as important as the piloting itself. Get the manual for your heli - should be available on line, somewhere, and get familiar with how the pieces assemble. Try to find an experienced heli pilot near you, for some coaching - it will save you a lot of time. You will need several high-quality hex wrenches - 1.5, 2, and 3mm. Check out Raptor Technique - lots of very good information there on 'how to'.
The biggest issue may be getting parts, since Thunder Tiger no longer supports this machine. A fairly good source is http://www.heli-kraft.com/ - they sell 'Klone 50' parts, almost all of which will fit your 30 (only difference is the gearing, tail boom / belt, and blades). Another good site is https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/home/
Good to hear that there's still somebody out there flying a nitro heli!
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:21 PM
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If you follow Raptor technique, you will be well on your way. It covers just about everything. I have (2) RaptorV1's I still fly. I have a few spares but the parts are getting harder and harder to find. One of the local hobby shops, a guy came in to have his looked at, has not been back to pick it up. I have my name and number in with the owner, if he does not come back, I can buy it. Looking forward to getting more parts.

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