: bought a raptor 50, need tips

nitro holic
31-08-2005, 11:35 AM
Well I got my Raptor 50 Helihttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gifhttps://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif.

Got it off Ebay for a bargin, $1000 including everything (no Trx) not bad in my opinion.

Got the Reflex xtr sim.

Now is there anybody out there in heli land, that can give me some tips with this beast,

Many Thanks


31-08-2005, 11:53 AM
glad to see u got your raptor..

did it come with the training landing gear???.. if not.. go buy some!!!.. saves the chopper from landing and hitting the blades on the ground!

AUSRC should help ya out.. but his hardly on anymore.... PM him or soemthing:

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31-08-2005, 11:54 AM
get the hang of the sim first - might save ya some money https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

nahh - i'd say just get out to a club and buddy ur tx up with a good pilot and get straight into it -lol-

edit - oh yeah - training gear is the next best thing you could do -lol- forgot bout that hehehe https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gifEdited by: danhfvcsd

31-08-2005, 12:12 PM
Constantly hear two solid bits of advice...

1. Get many many hours on the sim, and

2. Get down to your local club and hook up with some flyers and learn from them.

https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif Contrats bloke, I hope to join you in the Rappy club soon.

31-08-2005, 12:51 PM
when im rich i will too https://www.ausrc.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif

12-06-2009, 12:15 PM
I know this is an old thread, but newbies view old threads to get information.

One bit of good advice that I received and used is make sure when you're learning to fly/hover is to make sure you have 1 to 2 degrees of positive pitch at bottom stick. As all the more experienced flyers will remember when learning and things start to go wrong we tend to pull the pitch stick down abruptly which brings the heli down quickly. If we have negative pitch and do this it can often have consequences when the heli hits the ground rather hard, whereas with a bit of positive pitch it softens the impact thereby reducing damage.

That's my 2 cents worth for anyone that's interested.

The number one learning tool is by far the flightsim:thumb:

19-07-2009, 03:13 PM

As some of the other guys said, mastering hovering and some basic flying in the simulator is a good idea before you go to the flying field.
Another thing to do is to go to a Heli club and have one of the (preferably experienced and who owns a Raptor 50) members check over the helicopter before you go flying. Other than that it should be sweet.
Other tips:
- buy lots of OS A5 Glow Plugs
- try not to use fuel of nitro content over 20% until you actually need the power, saved me a bunch of money
- Don't look into blingy aluminium stuff as your first upgrade go with servos, gyro, a governor, and a good battery (I run an 11.1v 3S Lipo and get HEAPS of run tim from it and make sure the reciever servos and gyro can take the voltage)
- When using training gear strap on tight, I failed to do this the first time and almost lost my heli from the wobbles it gave it
- if you have a digital radio (which is highly advisable) get the throttle curve and pitch curves set up by another member of the club so they are dampened down a bit
- set exponential on your radio to around 15% this will help when learning to hover and fly
- Have FUN!

Hope that helped you out,