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Aug 11, 2012, 12:25 AM
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My FPV raptor flight on the coast. Winds were about 30MPH but steady.

Rockaway beack FPV (12 min 51 sec)
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Aug 12, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Ali reviews the new upgraded Raptor EX. Stock motor has been upgraded, larger (folding) prop, and they finally addressed the motor angle problem.

Lanyu FPV Raptor EX with Motor and Propeller Upgrade (5 min 44 sec)
Aug 13, 2012, 01:06 PM
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4S on a Raptor EX


Today I was testing my EX with different LiPos.
Of course using a 4S with my Moxie 450W was the right thing to do...
(the video is very short but you get the idea of what followed in the 45 minute flight I had)

P.S 45 minutes in one 3600 MaH Lipo but with a lot of head wind. Fun Fun Fun !!!

4s EX takeoff (0 min 27 sec)
Aug 13, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by sgrouts
Today I was testing my EX with different LiPos.
Of course using a 4S with my Moxie 450W was the right thing to do...
(the video is very short but you get the idea of what followed in the 45 minute flight I had)

P.S 45 minutes in one 3600 MaH Lipo but with a lot of head wind. Fun Fun Fun !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKk4c...ature=youtu.be
Thats really carving allot out around the motor. I am running about 330 watts and a APC 10x7 prop trimmed to 8 inches (I've been told that trimming like takes away allot of efficency from the prop but I like the way it runs anyway). I have also upped my battery to a 3300 3S and can get some long flights in. More wind the better. My max current while flying is about 26Amps according to the Quanum Telemetry package.
Aug 13, 2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Alpha1actual
Ali reviews the new upgraded Raptor EX. Stock motor has been upgraded, larger (folding) prop, and they finally addressed the motor angle problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kqg...e_gdata_player
It looks to me like they are pointing the prop shaft upwards more?
Aug 13, 2012, 01:48 PM
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I have recently obtained a Vivitar DVR 426HD Digital Video Recorder that I am planning on putting in the nose any comments or recommendations in advance would be helpful. Keep in mind I have a balso canopy that I made and was thinking of using as a support for the camcorder. Whats your experience been with this type of cmacorder? Please advise if you can.
Aug 14, 2012, 10:33 AM
Semper Fi
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Who has a stock raptor motor in good shape they would like to sell me?

Nevermind - got one from Tom in Maryland - Thanks Tom!
Last edited by greedyg76; Aug 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM.
Aug 15, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Link footage from a windy day @ the sandpits. 20mph gusts and the Raptor cuts right through it. Powerful interference coming from a large antenna on top of main building by the gate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0yZt...e_gdata_player
Aug 15, 2012, 07:27 PM
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and a few images after my fpv maiden flight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuwbi...ature=youtu.be
Aug 16, 2012, 02:43 PM
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can anyone point me in the direction to a motor upgrade in can order her in the UK?
2m running on 2200.
Thanks in advance

Ands
Aug 17, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Had a great test flight at dusk last night. Moved UHF rx out to the wing and mounted two "sanders" in a bunny config. Interference is high at this location as we counted four large transmission towers nearby and one in the pits. BEC gets replaced next as it's become noisy. Fun stuff begins @ 5:30 mark, lipo is pushed until she chokes

Raw link footage:

FPV Raptor : Dusk pits link footage (12 min 27 sec)
Aug 17, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Trying to touch clouds with my Raptor. aborted after 1km altitude because of bad video link.
Aug 17, 2012, 03:40 PM
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can anyone point me in the direction to a motor upgrade in can order her in the UK?
2m running on 2200.
Thanks in advance

Ands
me too :-)
or rctimer.com
Aug 17, 2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ands
can anyone point me in the direction to a motor upgrade in can order her in the UK?
2m running on 2200.
Thanks in advance

Ands
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Flite-Po...item35bef3a88d

This motor screams on a 4s setup.
I've had excellent results with this motor. Enormous power, speeds between 80 - 90mph with an 8x6 apc.
Aug 17, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Gliding with the Raptor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS9TG2ffvI8


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