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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:14 PM
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Rave 450 Electric Helicopter Kit?

is anyone on this forum flying this heli or is baned from here?

i couldn't find any info searching here on rcgroups.

If someone could point me in the right place ... TIA !

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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:33 PM
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That heli and its pilots are banned here. Only discussions concerning TREX and Blade 400 helis are appropriate to this forum.

Also, unless you're discussing the Honey Bee FP or King, or the Walkera 4#3, you're not allowed to post in the Micro setion. The only exception to this rule is if you're a TREX owner crashing a thread by saying, "Throw that POS away and get a TREX! That's a real heli!"

Disclaimer: Everything up to this point has been a blatant lie.

Amain Hobbies, RChover, HeliProz...they carry the NextD Rave, but I'm not sure it's out yet, at least not in mass production yet. I don't plan on getting one, as I have a TREX (that's a real heli! ), but I would like to read about it from an average flyer's perspective.
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Old Nov 03, 2008, 07:53 PM
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but I would like to read about it from an average flyer's perspective.
That's what I was thinking also.

well I don't want to be mixed in the heli politics. This is a hobby that i'm enjoying and I like to MMOB. Just found it strange with no search results. now i know.

thanks Shizack
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 12:28 AM
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There's lots of discussion about the Rave on HeliFreak and RunRyder.

I would comment about my Rave, but I've crashed during flight testing after I just finished building it on Sunday.
I forgot to install the servo horn screw on the rudder servo.
While doing a high speed pirouette, the servo arm came off and the Rave continued to pirouette when I stopped, and into the dirt it went.

Broken main rotors, bent fly bar, one of the paddles snapped off the fly bar, bent spindle shaft, and a little canopy damage.
I'm waiting for delivery of a replacement spindle shaft and paddles.
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RC_:)
is anyone on this forum flying this heli or is baned from here?

i couldn't find any info searching here on rcgroups.

If someone could point me in the right place ... TIA !

I guess that heli is "top of the bill" to compare with MT and Trex
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 09:30 AM
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I had a Rave thread here up with a ton of Info. Unfortunately I took it down due to personal attacks and other crap.

The Rave is so much better than any other 450 out there right now. every person that has sworn off 450s and gone bigger that has flown the new Rave has been very very impressed. the technology alone that CY packed into the little bird is incredible and it really does fly more like a .30+ series nitro than a 450 electric.

But dont take my word for it run over to RR and read for yourself.
yes they are out.. and yes every place that gets them sells out very quickly as this is the new hot 450 to have.
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:21 PM
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Wewt today was a good day.. my LHS got in My Rave kit!!!

Will have it in my hands by Friday as i need to get paid to afford the balance on it but its here!! and its almost paid for =D
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Build thread! Build thread!
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Build thread! Build thread!
The build tutorial videos are on the CYE website.

http://www.curtisyoungblood.com/products_view.php?id=35
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Old Nov 04, 2008, 08:36 PM
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I promise I'll do it Gino.

I'll bust out the camera and take some pics and write it up.
have to wait till this weekend though =D

thanks for those vid links BT.

You got yours flying yet?
if so what did you think since you have so many different 450s
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 10:52 AM
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I'm 100% happy with the Trex. I cannot & never will out fly it's capabilities or be at a standard to really apreciate the high end flying characteristics of the Rave.

Hey BlackTitanium let us all know a price comparisom of the repair costs compaired to the other most popular 450's.
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 01:48 PM
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I'm 100% happy with the Trex. I cannot & never will out fly it's capabilities or be at a standard to really apreciate the high end flying characteristics of the Rave.

Hey BlackTitanium let us all know a price comparisom of the repair costs compaired to the other most popular 450's.
they are about the same as the Trex450 cost wise.

for example 3 shafts = 9 bucks.
3 feathering = 7 bucks
2 landing gears = 10..
entire TT drive = 10.


so not bad.


Its not about how agile it is or what I can make it do..

its the fact that as of right now its the most stable most high performance 450 out there.

with a 4S setup and 350 blades it will autorotate almost as well as a.50 nitro.
Not to mention handle winds that most 450s are grounded in.

its a little bird that thinks its much bigger. that's the attractive part.
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 02:09 PM
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the paddle is on top of the main blade...
isn't this is the older design?

and also, which is actually the top notch 450?
beam E4?
outrage G5?
Rave 450?

in which area you guys are judging it to be the top notch?
is it a certain manuever that can be done?
or is it it can roll/flip faster?

these are the questions that i always have in mind when reading info regarding performance...
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Old Nov 05, 2008, 04:34 PM
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the 2 top dogs for the ultimate 3d bird right now is the Furion 450 and the Rave. the Rave is more stable than the Furion and can actually swing 350 sized blades and use a 4S power system but is far more agile than the Outrage.

if you want more info hit up the Rave section at RR as its much more active and Curtis and Brian both post there.

Until you actually see/fly a Rave in person you wont understand.. noone gets it till they actually see it.. then they go holy crap I must have one.. its just that good..

I took several Trex 450 die hards with me to meet Curtis and see the Rave at the Southwest 450 shoot out.. and they walked in with the same attitude.. its just another 450.. when they left they went directly to the LHS and dropped the cash to reserve one..
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