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Old 05-31-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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I've learnt the ropes on my BL Eolo, and i want to move into nitro for my main heli, although this eolo is a great park flyer, you can only do so much. anyways, what do these things need for power? if you want 3d capability, you put a 40 in a 30 size heli? a 60 in a 50 size heli? Im used to this mentality with airplanes, is it the same with helis? i was thinking a raptor 50v2 with a 60 engine would be a good start power to weight ratio?. what do you all think?

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The raptor 50 is a very good chioce for a .50 class 3D heli. Not to be negative about this, but putting a .60 in a raptor .50 will cause nothing but problems. The R50 is pretty much a raptor .30 with a .50 engine ramed in it. When the R30 first came out everyone was doing this but there was way too much engine power for the little thing so TT came out with a kit including a different gear ratio, longer boom, belt, blades and a bigger fuel tank to correct all of the problems. The 50 V.2 now has a stronger tail rotor assy., thicker spindle, better bearing placement in the blade grips and a stronger start system to accomidate the .50 size engines. The 50 as it is has loads of power (better power to weight ratio then a .70 sized helicopter) If you want a really capipable heli I'd suggest the R50 with a few little up-grades such as stiffer damping, lighter paddles, bigger tail blades and some 3D tail fins. I personally think the raptor is a great heli for the money...if I had to do it again I would get the same thing

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