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CPO Raptor E550 3 Practice Flights Sep 26 2014

This isn’t a show off flight..but rather just me documenting a few flights so I can go back and review my own progression as a pilot. I’ll probably make a video like this from time to time, and YouTube is the…



08 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Boom and Airframe Completion

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This video marks the completion of the actual airframe part of the of assembly as we add the tail rotor system and tail boom to the frame. The only tough part of this section of the build was getting that tail rotor housing hole lined up with the tail boom hole. You’ll see what I mean when you watch…



07 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Rotor System – Thunder Tiger

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This video covers pages 15 and 16 from the manual, bags G and H. The tail rotor system assembly was pretty straight forward.

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06 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Frame Assembly Part Two

This is part two of the frame assembly part of the build. It’s actually packed with so much more than the frame, so don’t let the title fool you. In this video, I grind new flats on my Scorpion motor shaft, I show one method for thread locking the motor shaft to the pinion support bearing, how to set the pinion location on the motor shaft, how to install the main shaft and main gear…

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05 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Frame Assembly Part One

I must have been editing this video in my sleep! Not my best work, but I am going to roll with it. When I was reviewing the final product…I cringed in a few places…but in the end, it doesn’t impact the build instruction and it honestly wasn’t worth re-editing. I have to get going on the next video! : )

This video covers part one of the frame assembly, using Bags C and D and from…



Raptor E700 Test Flight

I’ll be honest. I wasn’t planning on uploading this to YouTube. It was a totally random moment that I put up on Facebook and Google Plus, and never really expected it to go much further than that. However, it’s got quite a bit of attention, and since we discussed it during my RC Hangar Time interview, people are wondering where to find it.

So here it is. Enjoy.



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CPO Raptor E550 23 Sep 14

 

So this is a pretty uneventful video in terms of what you might normally see posted as RC Heli flight vids. I actually struggled with whether or not to even share it. There are a few things going on here.

1. This is pretty much where I am at from a skills perspective. You see I have a long ways to go. The good news is that every time…



04 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Tail Boom Bracket Assembly – Bevel Gears

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In this video, I cover my build of the Tail Boom Bracket Assembly. This is page 8 and Bag B. Although I do steal some parts from the main frame part of the build…which is coming up next.

I watched Nick Maxwell’s video on setting bevel mesh prior to working on this, and it was very helpful for the build….



03 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Building the Head – Thunder Tiger

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This video covers my build the head assembly on the Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 V2 heli. I tried to remember to cover all of the key elements and point out some tips and tricks along the way.

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02 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 V2 – Unboxing – Thunder Tiger

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This is the unboxing video of our Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 V2. I go over the various parts,bags, and boxes. I also show how the manual is laid out and it’s features.

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01 CPO & CJ Raptor E700 Build Components

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This is the first of many videos to come, documenting the build of our Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 V2. This covers the components that we have selected for this project. Future videos will include more detail and setup/installation of the various components as we go.

Here are links to the products for our build:

Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 FBL V2



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TT Raptor E550FBL Tail Setup (and a bit about tail pitch at center)

In this video, I take you through my tail setup.  This is a continuation from the last E550FBL video where I was working on the cyclic servos and head setup. This setup takes much longer to explain than it actually does to do. : )  I did spend some extra time talking through tail pitch and how to understand basic principles in how your tail blades effect tail pitch and the rotation of the heli.

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TT Raptor E550FBL Cyclic Servos and Head Setup

TT Raptor E550FBL Cyclic Servos and Head Setup

In this video, I take you through my assembly and setup of the cyclic servos and run through the complete head setup on my Thunder Tiger Raptor E550FBL heli. This includes swash leveling, min/max pitch range, max cyclic deflection, and limiting swash travel.

I have found that there are various methods to head setup. There are several ways to achieve this, but this is my way. There may be other methods that work equally well, or…



TT Raptor E550FBL Frame Swap, Electronics Wiring, and Battery

TT Raptor E550FBL Frame Swap, Electronics Wiring, and Battery

In this video, I go over the frame swap I did as a result of receiving the heli with broken canopy mounts. Tower Hobbies got me a quick replacement, and so now that I have that I can focus on continuing the build.

I take you through how my electronics are mounted and wiring routing. It’s hard to do a video during that part, because there is a lot of trial and error to find the…



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PID Menu Map from Ace RC GT5.1 to GT5.2 – Specifically PID Mapping (E550FBL)

So, Thunder Tiger has really managed to confuse a lot of folks with their new ARF Raptor E550FBL.  From the incorrectly configured GT5.2 FBL controller (see this video) to the use of icons and naming convention from the version 5.1 FBL in the manual (and telling everyone it is for 5.2).

So the big question is this: Are the settings in the E550FBL manual…



Raptor E550FBL Electronics Setup – S.Bus RX, TX, and GT5.2 Configuration

Raptor E550FBL Electronics Setup – S.Bus RX, TX, and GT5.2 Configuration

In this video, I take you through the basic setup of the electronics on the Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL. These are the very basics needed to continue the setup process, and they will be refined as we get closer to finishing.

One take-a-way from this is that the GT5.2 FBL controller DID NOT COME PRE-PROGRAMMED from the factory as was advertised by Thunder Tiger. Well…it came pre-programmed, but for a different helicopter. It was programmed…



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Need the ACE GT 5.2 FBL Manual for your Raptor E550FBL?

Being new to the Thunder Tiger “system” and the GT 5.2 FBL flight controller in particular, I found myself looking for the manual that had a little more detail than “quick start” information. It actually took me a while to find it, so I decided it would be a good idea to post it here for those of you who are on the hunt for it.  Click the picture of the GT5.2 to download the…



TT Raptor E550FBL Battery Tray Mod

TT Raptor E550FBL Battery Tray Mod

In this video, I share my solution for getting my large 5000mah batteries to fit in the battery tray on the Thunder Tiger Raptor E550FBL. There are two tabs up front that prevent a larger battery from fitting all the way forward (which appears to be required for optimum CG). I removed one of the tabs that were in the way and then reinforced that side frame area with a small piece of aluminum from…



CPO Raptor E550FBL VS Tarot 500 VS Tarot 450

Thunder Tiger E550FBL vs Tarot 500 vs Tarot 450

I originally posted some pictures comparing the difference in size between my new Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL and my Tarot 500.  I got a request to include my 450 in that photo lineup.  So…here it is!  I will admit, the 450 feels like a little toy now.  It’s been a great heli…but it really doesn’t compare anymore.  I didn’t really understand until now…



TT Raptor E550FBL : Installing the Tail Boom Assembly and Adjusting Belt Tension

TT Raptor E550FBL : Installing the Tail Boom Assembly and Adjusting Belt Tension

This video begins the build process for my new Thunder Tiger E550 FBL helicopter. The focus in this video is the tail assembly, from boom to tail blades. I also include a section on how to easily check belt tension using a digital caliper.

There are several points of the build that aren’t very clear in the manual, so I hope this video is helpful for folks who are needing to build this heli. Even though…