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!