Unboxing the 2014 Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL ARF Heli

Unboxing the 2014 Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL ARF Heli

I’m excited to share the unboxing of my new Thunder Tiger Raptor E550 FBL ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) rc helicopter. I’ve been wanting to move to a 550 sized heli for a while, and this one came at a price that I couldn’t pass up. The timing was perfect!

Let me take you through the contents of the box, and as you can see, this heli is nearly built. It just requires a little bit of assembly and some setup. I’ll be doing another video on that soon.

From the manufacturer’s website:

Loaded with premium features and accessories, the Raptor E550 FBL outdoes every other comparable heli for performance and value. It’s flight-ready fast — 95% of assembly has been done at the factory — and the ESC and flybarless system both arrive pre-programmed. You need to supply only a radio system and battery. The simplicity makes it a great machine for first-time heli pilots. And if you’re a veteran flier, you’ll find yourself reaching for the Raptor E550 whenever you want some high-performance fun.

Top-quality, factory-installed components:
Pre-programmed Ace R/C GT5.2 flybarless system
Pre-programmed Castle Creations Talon 90A electronic speed control
Ace R/C Ripper 1150kV brushless motor
Ace R/C DS1510MG digital cyclic servos
Ace R/C DS0606n digital tail rotor servo

Engineered for outstanding performance:
95% factory-built, with tools included for fast final assembly.
140° eCCPM machined aluminum main rotor head and blade grips.
Thunder Tiger Performance 550mm carbon fiber main blades and 95mm tail rotor blades.
Two-piece lower carbon fiber airframe with several options for easy receiver mounting.
ABS canopy with decals already applied.
Requires one battery — accepts the same size as E700 and E720 machines.

Thanks for watching!