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Old Sep 04, 2006, 10:31 AM
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Help!
Does a Raptor 60 electric conversion kit exist?!

gday

ive been hunting the internet for a few days and i cant find anything in regards to converting the raptor 60 to electric.
various threads on raptor 50 to electric but nothing regarding the 60.

this is a bit of an emergency as i need it by the end of the year for AP work.
please help asap!

or does anyone wana swap a raptor 60 with os61 for a similar electric

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Old Sep 04, 2006, 11:32 AM
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I have been looking for a Raptor 60/90 conversion kit for two years with no luck. I think a few prototypes have been made but I have not seen any photos of how they do it.

Seams like I always get a lot of negative comments when I bring up the subject. Some say it will not fly well (?) and some say it will be too heavy. With all the new motors and batteries I believe it can be done. This winter I am going to see if I can adapt the tppacks.com Raptor 50 mount to my old Raptor 60 that I very seldom fly anymore – very messy.

Does anyone have any Raptor 60/90 conversion photos



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Old Sep 04, 2006, 11:50 AM
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I have looked as well and have never seen one , I have not been up close to a 60 or 90 , but after flying my stretch 30 , I am interested in a 60 or 90.

is it a similar layout in the mast area to allow for some brackets to be fabed for
both servos and motor mount.

An emoli battery setup is what I would be shootong for

I have been watching the prices on the 60's and 90's and expect in the fall
will be a better time to buy as guys sell off for the winter build for next season for
those of us that have seasons to deal with that restrict flying activities.

anyway I will keep looking
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Old Sep 04, 2006, 02:47 PM
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I don’t think that a Raptor 60/90 conversion will ever make a top performing extreme 3D helicopter because of the weight but they would make excellent sport flying and 3D helicopter. I do think that there is a market for a conversion kit.

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions I get is “do you also have a Raptor 90 EP?”
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Old Sep 04, 2006, 09:15 PM
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i hope Gary Goodrum doesnt mind me quoting him...

'....R60 is a lot heavier and an electric conversion
would cause it to weigh even more. With the 50s, we can get plenty of power
and can simply extend the boom and belt, and use the same 680 blades, so
there's no need to have to go to a 60-90 size because it just adds even more
weight. ..... For power, I would recommend either a Hacker A50-12S or an Actro 32-4, with a CC Phx HV 85 controller and a 12s-5000 FlightPower Evo 20 "NF"
configuration (two 6s-5000 packs in series...).'

my r60 is in very good condition which is why i would like to do the conversion.
as stated, time is on the essence and i dont want to start hacking up my r60 to find that i dont have the time or resources to complete it. also, this is a simple aerial photographic/video unit and 3D is not needed at all.

what to do, what to do.............

perhaps i should get the xeroG kit and build that up? but then i need a raptor 50.... argh!!!!!!
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 01:56 AM
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60/90 e-kit

Hello, I have build one and it flies well. I have converted my Raptor90 to electric with MD500 fuselarge.

Gunter
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 03:04 AM
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thanks for our chat on the phone Gunter - very helpful!
expect some information from Heliaus soon guys, he is going to let us in on the secret specs ;-)
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 04:58 AM
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This sounds very interesting , looking forward to seeing how the motor is mounted
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 06:21 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Helioaus
Hello, I have build one and it flies well. I have converted my Raptor90 to electric with MD500 fuselarge.

Gunter

Could you post some photos – Please?



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Old Sep 05, 2006, 09:52 AM
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You should be able to make a simple plate that mounts to the fan shroud just like the one I designed for TPPacks.com for converting plastic Glow Raptors to electric. You can use on of Gary's pinon adaptors and what ever upper bearing you need is surely available.

If you use the right power system you'll come in lighter than the Glow version and easily out perform it.

When I did this Hirobo EVO 90 it came in at 11lbs and flew great. Something similar on the R90 should be a piece of cake.
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 10:12 AM
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Al, from your experience what are some good choices for motors given the limited gearing available with the Raptor 60/90?
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 11:03 AM
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You'll need a larger motor at least 400Gs with a KV between 500 - 550 and the only that I personally can vouch for is the Actro 32-3 heli that's pictured in that EVO.

It will give you a max HS over a little over 2000 RPM on 10s at 9.5 to 1 and will make a BIG GRIN appear on your face the first time you punch it.

I'm hoping that the ORKs with improved rotors will be available soon as really the 1915 1.5Y should be another good choice for about half the price.

I'm running the 1915 1Y now on 10s at 11.9 to 1 and it's pretty awesome!
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Old Sep 05, 2006, 11:41 AM
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The Neu Motors 1915/1.5Y is probably the one that I will try. As I recall Steve Neu said they should be available about now.


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Old Sep 06, 2006, 02:58 AM
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okay... so some advice on equipment is now required... dont forget that this is a dedicated AP vehicle.

Actro 32-3 USD$319.95
CC Phx HV 85 controller USD$179.00 (this has ESC?) (im an electric newbie)
12s-5000 FlightPower Evo 20 "NF" configuration (two 6s-5000 packs in series...).
and fabricate a kit like this....http://www.tppacks.com/documents/Rap...ons-Hacker.pdf

what am i missing? any suggestions on equipment? in particluar, the parts needed, and the parts (eg bearings?) to be upgraded or replaced on the raptor.

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Old Sep 06, 2006, 06:48 AM
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Last night I took a look at my old Raptor 60 and it looks like I can adapt the tppacks.com Raptor 50 kit to work. I have a kit in my Raptor 50 that I will remove tonight and see what it takes to put it in the 60.

Looks like I can use the Raptor 30 9t pinion if I change the pinion bearing from a 10x19x5 to a 8x19x5. With a 95t main gear my existing Neu 1912/1.5Y should fly it with a 10s or 11s LiPo. This is not going to be a hot 3D setup but may be good for AP work and sport flying.

I will take a week or so to get some parts but I will post some photos if I decide to do it.


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