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Jul 11, 2012, 08:54 PM
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To all the lonely Raptors out there... What a beautiful afternoon! Hoping many of you were up there to see those incredible skies.

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Jul 12, 2012, 05:26 AM
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this is the ad for FPVraptor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUXn-UThPw4

They show it taking off from the ground...it will NOT take off from the ground..

I have placed a complaint with HK requesting a FPVraptor that will take off from the ground like the video shows..

My current 1600mm FPVraptor will not take off from the ground..
I have to disagree with you here. My stock raptor take off from the ground just fine without any fpv equipment. It has a 2200 3S lipo on board with an extra 1 - 2 oz of lead in the nose and a UBEC.

You must lower the flaps for it to be able to lift off. It does get a bit dicey in a cross-wind and may groundloop on you, though.

chewy
Jul 12, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by chewytm
I have to disagree with you here. My stock raptor take off from the ground just fine without any fpv equipment. It has a 2200 3S lipo on board with an extra 1 - 2 oz of lead in the nose and a UBEC.

You must lower the flaps for it to be able to lift off. It does get a bit dicey in a cross-wind and may groundloop on you, though.

chewy
good for you...mine will not move wirth same Lipo.
when did you buy it?
maybe they changed design to save money..
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Jul 12, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Could always try a slip n slide with a lil' silicone spray :-)

Jul 12, 2012, 10:51 AM
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good for you...mine will not more wirth same Lipo.
when did you buy it?
maybe they changed design to save money..
Did not buy it from Hobbyking. Bought it at the LHS in Malaysia.

chewy
Jul 12, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Did not buy it from Hobbyking. Bought it at the LHS in Malaysia.

chewy
Yes so Hobbyking is ripping us off...
Jul 12, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Ok here's the build, sorry about the dog!!!!!
One thing, the wing retaining screws are rubbish and Llanyu Hobbies need to address this important issue
http://vimeo.com/26700294
Enjoy
terrible assembly video.....what about the plastic cowl that mounts on top of wing where the two halfs meet.
Is this 1600mm or 2m version?
Jul 12, 2012, 07:55 PM
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First Test Flight


I had an expert test pilot at our club maiden my FPV Raptor today after balancing it flew perfectly and the motor upgrade was great, lots of power. Battery used was a 2000mAH 3S in the nose.

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Jul 13, 2012, 05:26 AM
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Yes so Hobbyking is ripping us off...
I can't say that since I do not know what your stock equipement (motor, esc etc) is.

Anyway, did you lower your flaps much? One way you can try it is to make a small bump on the field and just plan to hit the bump at sufficient speed and launch the plane that way. The field I fly at is bumpy enough for that to happen regularly.

chewy
Jul 13, 2012, 12:56 PM
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I can't say that since I do not know what your stock equipement (motor, esc etc) is.

Anyway, did you lower your flaps much? One way you can try it is to make a small bump on the field and just plan to hit the bump at sufficient speed and launch the plane that way. The field I fly at is bumpy enough for that to happen regularly.

chewy
Stock motor=2812 1400kv brushless Outrunner
3S 2200mah.
Yes I know about bumps to get it up in the air and I have no flaps but all of that would be useless because if I place the plane on the grass and at full throttle IT DOES NOT MOVE a inch..
I even tried it on a trolley with wheels...did not move...I can hand launch and it flies OK.
HK say to send it back...ya right thanks but no thanks....buyer beware...
Jul 13, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by chewytm
I have to disagree with you here. My stock raptor take off from the ground just fine without any fpv equipment. It has a 2200 3S lipo on board with an extra 1 - 2 oz of lead in the nose and a UBEC.

You must lower the flaps for it to be able to lift off. It does get a bit dicey in a cross-wind and may groundloop on you, though.

chewy
is it 1600mm or 2000mm wing?
what motor is it?
Jul 13, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Stock motor=2812 1400kv brushless Outrunner
3S 2200mah.
Yes I know about bumps to get it up in the air and I have no flaps but all of that would be useless because if I place the plane on the grass and at full throttle IT DOES NOT MOVE a inch..
I even tried it on a trolley with wheels...did not move...I can hand launch and it flies OK.
HK say to send it back...ya right thanks but no thanks....buyer beware...
Trolley, is a good idea. I like that!
Jul 13, 2012, 01:55 PM
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A nice head wind is even better
This has worked really well for me lately with the heavier load.
Jul 14, 2012, 12:39 AM
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My final flight at this location, much thanks to the New York state gestapo They finally found me tucked away deep into the woods. All I wanted to do was glide....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIIRYc_9h7U
Jul 14, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Looks like nice open fields. You got questioned?


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