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Old Mar 23, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Who sells them with the 2m wing? I've only found the 1600mm version
http://www.hobbyic.com/products.php?...ptor-FPV-plane
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 10:32 AM
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So what is the verdict on this plane? Good FPV plane, not so good?
What are pros and cons, as compared to a Sky Walker? I'm on the fence between the Raptor and the Sky Walker.
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Old Apr 02, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Just got my raptor in. gonna build soon. I will swap out the esc with a 40a. Also i will put some cooling holes for more inlet for the motor. I will try the stock motor. the way it is setup the motor will overheat from lack of cooling.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 05:41 AM
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So what is the verdict on this plane? Good FPV plane, not so good?
What are pros and cons, as compared to a Sky Walker? I'm on the fence between the Raptor and the Sky Walker.
The plane by its own is not that bad. It is made for FPW. The plastic fuselage give you lots of space for FPV stuff and lipos.
Most important things to do: throw away the cheap servos, replace the cheap ESC and the motor. Get some quality components.

Comparing with the Skywalker: I has a way more "sporty" or nimble feel than the Skywalker. It feels like a sports car against a heavy long haul truck.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 11:47 AM
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The plane by its own is not that bad. It is made for FPW. The plastic fuselage give you lots of space for FPV stuff and lipos.
Most important things to do: throw away the cheap servos, replace the cheap ESC and the motor. Get some quality components.

Comparing with the Skywalker: I has a way more "sporty" or nimble feel than the Skywalker. It feels like a sports car against a heavy long haul truck.
Reg electronics, my esc was burned at first attempt. Servos are so noisy and weak. By the way I couldn't pull out wing servos.

Can you advice motor which you have.

Thanks
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:52 PM
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I have had no issues with the stock motor. Has been working great for almost 6 months.

The esc went up on the 3rd flight, my other one failed after about 20 flights..
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 01:49 AM
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2M version..... looking for the best CG
Mine has no marks an i don't have a manual
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 01:37 AM
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This how good is this bird
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Can someone take the time an measure the 2M version..... looking for the best CG
Mine has no marks an i don't have a manual.... Just get a ruler an measure your current cg from front of the wing... It would be so very appreciated
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 10:13 PM
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I think the model is the same as the 1600mm version, 65mm from leading edge
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Starting to put the plane together. Instructions are not that great. I mounted 2 horns on the elevator before i figured out one goes on the rudder and only one for the elevator. What is that square black piece of foam for? I will be using a better esc but i`m gonna try the stock motor. I remounted it because it was loose and the allens were not tight. Will be using a 2200 3 cell. 11v. lipo. Only going to be doing line of sight FPV for now.Fat shark pred.`s with 100mh VT.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:13 AM
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The black rubber is for a camera mount ...I think
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:24 AM
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I think the model is the same as the 1600mm version, 65mm from leading edge
Thanks, gives me something to work with... I bought this plane when it first came out, seems like they have added several feature to it now. Mine came with NO instructions at all... Anyways the 65mm I hope get me close so it don't dive an snap a wing first try.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 07:55 AM
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The wing has the same cord width so it will be the same. The only difference is the wing lengh
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Slope soaring with the 2m Raptor

FPV Raptor EX Slope Soaring (2 min 2 sec)


FPV Raptor EX 2m Wingspan Slope Soaring (1 min 0 sec)
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