The Raptor V2 30 is a R/C helicopter made by Thunder Tiger. I'm building one with an O.S. Engines "32 SX-H" 5.23cc engine in it (capable of upto 1.15bhp @ 17,000rpm). HeliProz has a review of this helicopter, and blurb on the previous model of this helicopter, most of which is relevant.
Construction
Construction
The construction of my Raptor V2 30. This is my first R/C helicopter, so have patience! AVI
Run in
Run in
To run in the engine, Glenn made a mounting block for it, and we ran it in a vice.
Flight 2003 10 08
Flight 2003 10 08
First time flying out of the pen. The location is the parking lot of an untennanted office building that my neighbour knows of. Images are a little over-exposed, but you get the general idea.
Flight 2003 11 16
Flight 2003 11 16
Glenn and I went for our second big flight today - the record flight altitude was about 8 feet. Conditions were cold, sunny, light gusty breeze.
Flight 2003 11 30
Flight 2003 11 30
In Bristol, New Hampshire, my neighbor has more space than our sub-urban town near Boston. It was pretty cold here, but this was my most confident flight yet. I had the camera onboard the heli powered up too, and have a VHS of it.At the end of the 2nd flight, however, something was wrong - at full throttle, it would only hover a foot from the ground. Back to base it went...