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    Raptor 30 V2 - Where to get parts from China or Taiwan?

    Where can i get spare parts for my raptor 30 V2 coming from China or Taiwan?

    I used to do that by buying from heli-kraft.com, but they are always out of stock...

    Also, is there any aftermarket whole CNC head for sale somewhere for a cheap price?

    Any suggest will be appreciated.

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    Well unfortunately it appears that the V2 parts are discontinued everywhere I go. I email Ron Lund and he told me sorry, LOL. When I bought mine a long time ago parts were easy to come by now my heli is worthless. Thanks Thunder Tiger.

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    Get on Ebay and look up SKYHOBBY2014. it is Thunder Tiger's online store.

    Contact the seller with part numbers you need and they will point to the listings. It is easier than searching through the hundreds of their listed items. Many 30-50 parts are the same but may have different numbers. They will sort that out for you.

    I have ordered many parts from them with nary a problem. Usually shipped free but it will take a few weeks unless you buy expedited shipping. In that case you will have the order in 3-6 days.

    Good luck.
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    I will try it out thanks for the information

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    Raptor 30 and 50s are still awesome. Tried and proven little nitro machines. Its a shame They're worthless now a days. I have 2 Raptor 30s unbuilt still new in their boxes, i will get around to building sometime. In their hay-day, they was kick butt machines. What a shame!
    Rappy70. Fury-XL.
    RotoworkzTrex-G4-450-w/a 5 blade head and 4 blade tail hub, LOL!
    RJX Hurricane 50.
    Furion 6.
    Axial Yeti XL

    PROUD!! 0331-USMC DAD.

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    It is unfortunate these no longer are in production but the NIB kits do pop up periodically, often at very good prices.

    I have been into helicopters since the 70's and have seen the market rise and fall numerous times, mostly due to unreasonable price increases. This latest fall in my opinion is due to the 3D/Flybarless craze where every manufacturer jumped in to produce overpriced machines requiring overpriced accessories and components. The entry and sport level flyers were completely ignored.

    Some have circled back around with smaller RxR/RTF machines. Quality and flyability in the newer 300-400 entry level/sport machines ranges from very good to pure junk.

    Align set out to dominate the heli market with their Chinese Government subsidized products and succeeded. While their quality is high their prices are absurd now that other manufacturers have suspended production. Their average 450 size bare bones kits approach $450-500 now.

    Perhaps we will see new sport helis drift back as some of the manufacturers that abandoned the market in favor of multirotor/drones are now dropping out of that flooded market.

    Meanwhile we sport heli folks will snap up bargains when running across them to add to our kit/parts stash. My best bargain to date is a recently acquired JR Ergo 30/46 airframe that was never finished by original owner. Airframe cost me $20.00! And it will be finished and flown.

    Also snagged a couple of Kyosho EP400 ARF's for $69.99 from Kyoshoamerica.com (still available as of 11/23/16). Can't beat that price!
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    I ordered some Raptor 30V2 parts from Helikraft-RCHelicopters.com on 2-12-2017 and received them 2-16-2017 from Taiwan. I'm assuming the parts are aftermarket as they're not in TT packaging, but the parts seem to be as good of quality as OEM parts. The EMS paperwork and PayPal show the company name as RCT Depot Ltd (RC Taiwan). Items were well packed and invoice items had been checked off during packaging. I would order from them again, if I can't find what i'm looking for on eBay or Amazon.

    SargeAF


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    Good to know, thanks for the information. It is very possible they were, or or connected to, the OEM for Thunder Tiger.
    Dick Tristao
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