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Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

Old 03-06-2006, 09:30 AM
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Default Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

Was just wondering what one MUST have to support a Raptor 50 and what would be NICE to have.

Thanks,

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Old 03-06-2006, 09:40 AM
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

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Remote glow adaper and a glow driver
6mm start wand (no one way required)
Electric Sterter
Pitch Gauge
Metric Allen Wrenches
Blue Locktite
Silicon Dielectric Grease
Some way to pump fuel from your jug to your tank.
Tri Flow oil

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Hardened Metric Hex Drivers
Small snap ring pliers.
OS delrin crank lock tool.
JIS (japanese industreal standard) phillips screw driver set.

http://www.raptortechnique.com
Old 03-06-2006, 12:29 PM
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

hi mate,, i wouldnt term the bits above as a must as you can get by with out the remote glo,plus the raptor has a built in pitch gage, you also get the hex drive keys with the kit or ARTF raptor but all the above will make your life easier ..

i think though your question was more about radio/servos ect.

in this case i would recommend servos with at least 5 kg of torque or more.. you can use less but this is not recommended for more then just hovering and light flying..im using hitec 645 servos on the swash and think they are great..i would recommend nearly any futaba,JR or csm gyro but so long as they have a headhold function plus use a good servo ( fast type 0.12 seconds or faster) on the tail. the futaba 9653 or 9654 are a good start... you can have a slower servo on the tail ofcause but then your gyro will have a harder time to keep your tail rock steady
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

The built in pitch gauge is useless unless its calibrated with a pitch gauge.

The remote glow adapter is mandatory unless you want to pull your canopy off each time you start the engine. This wears the clip which will lead to it disengaging in flight and jaming your elevator cyclic, this will make you put a self taping screw through the canopy clip and into the skid which will make taking the canopy on and off even harder. Spend the 4 bucks and get the glow extension.

Those bitty hex keys that come with it are barely adaquate and you still need 2 of 2.5mm ones to get the spindle shaft off.
Old 03-06-2006, 04:41 PM
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

I have a 9 CAH Super with 9254's....a GY 401 with 9252 so I was asking more along the line of supporting the heli.

Anyone know or use the tool kit that Heliproz sells

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the pitch guage should be fine if you build the raptor corect and get the push rods at the corect length too atleast. i flew for about 2 years with most of my helis without a pitch guage even touching my blades. ive got one now but i dont think you can beat just running up the heli and listening to the revs ect and doing adjustments from there. but it might make your life a bit easier i spose when you want to ajust the torque rod lengths to make the pitch have full positive n negative travel for your idle up 2 !
yes the remote glo helps alot .
ill grant you that the hex keys they give you arent best quality i spose though !
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

Where can a person buy the OS delrin crank lock tool?
Old 03-07-2006, 10:21 AM
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Ricks http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/mer..._Code=OSMR1004
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Thank you!
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

surely you would swap the 9252 on the tail for one of the 9254's that are desgned for the 401
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Default RE: Noob...Raptor 50...looking for support equipment suggestions

I may have the numbers wrong. I am sure the guy helping me will make sure I use the right one.

I ordered the toolbox kit from Heliproz along with a Radio South Pro driver III...that should get me going.

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