: raptor 50, how much?

09-09-2007, 06:52 PM
hey guys, ive got a chance to pick up a like new raptor 50, with OS50 motor for $450 AUD. It comes with 2 canopies, 1 new, 1 older, the OS50 only has 3 litres through it, it has carbon blades, and stock blades, carbon tailboom, and stock tail boom, and a $170 high torque/mg servo for the tail

I would need to add to it, a radio/RX, 4 servos and a gyro and it would be fully RTF

This thing is like brand new, just wondering what t hey are worth? Thanks

09-09-2007, 07:59 PM

There is a price for a 50titan.

OS engines can be found on that site too. Google your other items (carbon blades, servo, carbon tailboom) to get a rough idea.

THAT will give you an idea of what it is worth for all parts new.

However, if you are asking, what it is worth for you to sell - take about 40% off the total new price of your gear. Trawl through archeli.com.au in the COUNTERTORQUE area if you want to compare $$$.

Sounds like you have about another $700 - $1000 to get you airbourne though (assuming approx: $400 for Tx / Rx, $100 per servo, gyro)

Never ceases to amaze me how cheap 2nd hand helis are. We put a lot of money into these babies - then lose a fortune selling them, but are usually too blinded by what they are being replaced with to bother about the details of financial loss....

09-09-2007, 08:09 PM
the rest of the servos dont need to be super servos im told by tyhe current owner, i can use standard Futaba S3003 servos as they are not high strain areas.

Id be getting this radio, he had this with his and loved it, cept his was last years model without the spektrum technology


Ive got stocke servos laying all around my house lol, and my mates got a few if i need them.

I was thinkin this gyro to http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=36_616&products_id=14196

and thats about it https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif

09-09-2007, 08:14 PM
also i forgot the name, but another mate who has 1 was telling me about a gyro that is a must for beginners, it works so that when a gust of wind hits the chopper and tries to push the tail out etc, it self corrects, keeping the tail straight in all conditions, the name started with H but i cant remember what he called it, u dont have to know what it is do u?

09-09-2007, 08:19 PM
as far as a gyro goes, dont get anything less that a futaba 401, about $270 was standard last i looked. The 3003 servos will suffice while hovering, but as soon as you start forward flight etc you will want something better such as a futaba 9252's at about $100 a pop. On the whole sounds like you have a pretty good deal on the heli.

09-09-2007, 08:21 PM
these are pics of it






09-09-2007, 08:23 PM
also i forgot the name, but another mate who has 1 was telling me about a gyro that is a must for beginners, it works so that when a gust of wind hits the chopper and tries to push the tail out etc, it self corrects, keeping the tail straight in all conditions, the name started with H but i cant remember what he called it, u dont have to know what it is do u?

A heading hold gyro. The futaba 401 would be a minimun, as i said above about $270 and that includes the tail servo. Archeli used to have some cheap ones goins as people upgrade to 611's

09-09-2007, 08:25 PM
also, Im assuming you are learning? If so, but some wooden blades to learn withhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gifthose CF ones are $110 a set

09-09-2007, 08:31 PM
Looks like a good deal - but you may find you are only half way there. A lot of the heli seniors here will tell you to buy the right gear, as after your cheap stuff makes you crash, you will replace the broken bits, then buy what was suggested originally.

Good luck though, helis are another level of co-ordination and frustration. However, I find every bit to date has been rapture.

09-09-2007, 08:31 PM
it comes with the stock oneshttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gifso il throw them on there to learn, and proly will only put the carbon ones on when i have it on the shelf looking GOOD!!https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif

So u would say, as i will only be hovering for quite a while, that S3003s will suffice for the time being? Im goin to go to the local airfield and watch them fly and try and get on a buddy box, i dont want to ruin it quickhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

09-09-2007, 08:39 PM
the reason ive had a change of heart is, basically, i want something different to the general ground trucks i use, i race onroads, i bash MTs, i felt like a change, the chopper proly will get used ALOT once i can self fly it, i like just hovering around, and i like difficulty, ie why im a apprentice mechanic specialising in british cars HEHE.

Il be getting the raptor in a week or 2, but it wont be flown for about 1 or 2 months, whilei get the radio gear etc, im gonna get it slowly rather than all in 1 go so i can research while i shop

09-09-2007, 08:50 PM
3003's will suffice for hovering but i noticed a massive difference when putting the 9252's in. Theyre digital and a whole lot more precise. Learning to fly is hard enough but having the good gear makes it easier(gyro prolly makes the biggest difference).

Best advice I could give is to get a simulator. G# is cheap and easy to set up or theres reflex XTR. See if your mates have one you can borrow or buy one as it will save you $$$$ in the long run

09-09-2007, 08:59 PM
id love to get a similator, but my computer isnt that great, it struggles to play the basic of games, so runnin something like a simulator on my computer, it would stutter and be horrible unfortunately

10-09-2007, 07:26 AM
shouldnt be anything a $150 graphics card wont fixhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

10-09-2007, 09:55 AM
I believe theres a newly formed Heli only club in Launceston, they'd be the people to get on to ....

10-09-2007, 06:52 PM
O really, u wouldnt happen to know where abouts would u? If i could find a heli club i would deff get this chopper, that way, i can have experience people teach me and get on a buddy box if they had 1 https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif

10-09-2007, 07:57 PM
this mob http://www.lmacrc.com/ may be able to help , seems a bit hard to get info out of Tas atm!!! Still trying though .... A local hobby shop may be able to help....

BTW , the buddy box system really doesnt work with helis , a training undercart is the best investment , after a sim that is!!