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Old Jan 22, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Where Can I Buy An Electric Raptor ?

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Old Jan 22, 2006, 09:10 AM
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Nowhere.. yet... you'd still have to convert a glow powered machine.. there are kits available, however, such as at http://www.tppacks.com
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 10:13 AM
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Or www.realraptors.co.uk for the xerog 600ep, the carbon framed e-raptor
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 10:31 AM
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Its also available from Xtreme RC Products http://store.xtremercproducts.com/

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Old Jan 22, 2006, 12:30 PM
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where can I buy

Unless you can find a used erappe for sale be it boxed or direct drive , you will need to build one , do some research first. then look into the parts required and quite a few choices to make, then you are ready to plunge into it.

not an inexpensive project to build, but not as expensive as some of the equally sized kits out

from my reading the e raptor is a good stable platform for entry into that size
of heli be it epowered or ntro that will also perform as your skills progress.

I would expect that even though I have some basic skills with my Ark x400 and my Corona the eRappe will be a learning curve as well due to its size. I have read that the larger helis do fly with a bit more presense in stability due to the weight you are working with, I will soon see.

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Any help ?

Im getting out of the hobby so I could sell you my COMPLETE setup

Lemme know if you are interested
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 11:10 AM
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you can buy a e-raptor at http://www.eheli.nl/winkel/index.php?cPath=1_129_132

they also have a e-gohbee/stinger
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 12:12 PM
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I just got my XeroG 600EP flying and it sure is a big improvement from all those plastic Raptor frames. It is extremely well engineered and very light weight. I also like the battery being fully enclosed in a very strong carbon fiber frame. The battery compartment is very large so it will be able to accommodate any future cells to hit the market. Those LiPo batteries should not be damaged in a crash.

This thing definitely has much better performance than my Raptor 50/OS50 helicopter.

http://store.xtremercproducts.com/

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 12:54 PM
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I also like the battery being fully enclosed in a very strong carbon fiber frame. The battery compartment is very large so it will be able to accommodate any future cells to hit the market. Those LiPo batteries should not be damaged in a crash.

RC
I wish I could say I agree with you but I've been flying LiPos in a Joker and a CF Raptor for a couple years and more often than not a crash does bad things to your pack regardless of being inside the frames. It's called Rapid Deceleration Trauma, and I've had on more than one occasion a pack that went bad shortly after a crash that appeared untouched.

We need the next generation cells ASAP

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 01:32 PM
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I wish I could say I agree with you but I've been flying LiPos in a Joker and a CF Raptor for a couple years and more often than not a crash does bad things to your pack regardless of being inside the frames. It's called Rapid Deceleration Trauma, and I've had on more than one occasion a pack that went bad shortly after a crash that appeared untouched.

We need the next generation cells ASAP

Al
Have you had packs ignite after a crash?

Personally, I usually fly nicads, and I'm very very conservative when flying lipos...

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 01:47 PM
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No Toshi,

I have totally trashed them in crashes but never had one even get hot.

I have however had them vent & ignite twice in flight:
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Old Jan 24, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Well, Ive seen two crashes now with the eMolis, and in both cases the packs were unprotected, up front, and both helis went nose in. In one, I just had electrical tape on it, and it was torn in a couple of spots, but no other damage. The other had the rubberized 3M shrink wrap and it had zero damage, even though it ended up 20 feet away. I recharged and balanced the pack at 2C, like I normally do, and again the cells were still within .020V of each other at the beginning of the charge.

I've never seen a LiPo pack explode on a crash. Usually, the pack is okay, even if bent, if the bags stay together with no punctures. Even when a pack gets a dead short it kills the cells pretty quick, but then it is an open circuit. The only "explosions" I've seen, or heard about, were charging-related, where for whatever reason, the cells were receiving too much voltage, causing thermal runaway and "venting".

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Well, Ive seen two crashes now with the eMolis

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 03:29 PM
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Yes, my Raptor had a lockout (using a G3 with a Revolution antenna...). But, it is all better now. The worst of it was it trashed my V-Blades. The frames are fine, except for a busted canopy mount. The canopy popped off, so it is fine, as are the CF skids. Looks like the blades took the brunt of the hit.

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 06:09 PM
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Sorry to hear about the second battery impact testing. Are Hechingers still the cheapest online for v28s? (I may have someone who can bring some back to the UK for me......)
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