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Old May 07, 2007, 10:05 AM
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Probably the least expensive way is to start with a very popular helicopter like a Raptor 30/50. You can usually find then on eBay. You can sell the parts you don’t need – sometimes the parts are worth more than the entire helicopter.
Thought of doing that... but then thought I'd be selling all but about 4 bits...

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Pick something that there are lots of aftermarket parts available at a reasonable price. ECO8 parts are usually very expensive.
I don't think I'll be using any Eco 8 parts. The design of the head will be based on the Eco 8, but I'll be making it from scratch.

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If you use a Raptor E550 upper frame then the stock swashplate will work plus the eCCPM setup will be very easy.
I'll look at that, but I've already got the frame, head, and gear train drawn...
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