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Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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Hey everyone, I wanted to hear your impressions of the VTX blades if you have them or have flown them at IRCHA or if you bought a set. What did you think?

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08-08-2016 02:45 PM
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LaDon

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Ryan tried a set out there. To be honest most of the top blades out there are so good that they didn't stand out as being a new break through. Nice and quiet on the blade fart side as that is something I don't care about like others but fluttered in manuvers even the easy ones. Flutter was quiet and most ppl won't hear is so that will be ok for the most part but no better performance than any of the other top blades. It is going to be hard to make huge improvements on the top blades now they are all so good. Got the gimmick tho as they look different. That will make them sell in ppls minds

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08-08-2016 03:11 PM
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Ronald Thomas

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So you are saying he saw no improvement in flight times, cyclic, overall pop, and autos like many at IRCHA commented on? Did he have a way to measure battery usage to have a measurement of efficiency?

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08-08-2016 03:28 PM
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LaDon

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He didn't measure flight time. He was going off performance. One thing we don't do is walk out al let our mind think just because everyone says they are the next big thing influence the evaluation. We go by what it does not by what other ppl say it will do.

See I learned a long time ago when I was a foreman in a factory how you can influence ppl. Some of the workers would say a part didn't fit. So I would take it back to the welding shop and leave it pay for 10 min and take it back. They thought I made a new one and this made them think it fit way better. Same thing happens in helis.

So in the end are they nice? Yep nice blades. Are they the next big thing? Sure you will sell them off the gimmick but they weren't anything that blew all the others away. It's just like it has always been. First mavarikk blades then edge then rail then halo then helix and so on. Sorry but they were really just another blade. Our opinion won't match up with others and there will be ppl that love them. Happens in everything. You wanted honesty I gave it. Don't bash me because we seen just another blade that is good but not any better than anyone else's

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08-08-2016 03:42 PM
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Ronald Thomas

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I am not bashing you at all, I wanted an honest opinion and asked if you had any way to measure empirical data. I am ok of you don't like them, nothing wrong with that at all. Not everyone will, I understand.

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08-08-2016 03:57 PM
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gologo

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Sedalia, Mo USA

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I was very interested in them and planned to pick up at least one set....
until I found out the price. Just can't wrap my head around putting in a
set of blades for that price, that might last only a flight or two, or w.
any luck, well over 50. But anyway, that stopped me dead in my tracks.

Still wished I had at least took advantage of the try out w. them.....might
have re-thought my miserly ways.....

BTW, off topic here, but Ron you are still the best, man!! From running the
auction, taking care of biz at the Mikado tent, and then rushing in Sat.
evening to see to the guy w. the cut leg.........big KUDOS to you!!!

08-08-2016 11:35 PM
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Ronald Thomas

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Thanks a lot! I really enjoy IRCHA and all of its controlled chaos

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08-09-2016 01:49 AM
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wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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I wanted to like these... They are on sale right now for about $135 and was considering a pair. If they are just another blade, I already have stacks of good blades. I was looking for something new to try.

Any other opinions? (And LaDon -thanks for your candid input. I do appreciate it.)

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

12-02-2016 06:59 AM
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dbcaster

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Petaluma, Ca

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I tried a set of 697's that I bought during the sale last week. I flew them back to back with my Rail 696's on my n7 and 690sx. I did notice a difference in roll rate and overall cyclic feel. Tic tocs were much quicker as well. I didn't feel a huge amount of difference in collective pullout though. As far as autos go. They were exactly the same as the Rails for hang time. Paying $100 for a set of B surface blades was fine. There is no way I would pay $160 for a new set though. But that is just me.

Some arguments are sound and nothing more

12-02-2016 01:18 PM
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Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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I wanted to like these... They are on sale right now for about $135 and was considering a pair. If they are just another blade, I already have stacks of good blades. I was looking for something new to try.
Any other opinions? (And LaDon -thanks for your candid input. I do appreciate it.)
You don't have to take some else's opinion, you can try them for free at any funfly MikadoUSA is attending....like OHB this weekend.
Opinions are good to share but there are a lot of things that go into an assessment, like setup, flight styles etc. If you want an honest opinion, can't be any better than your own....Ron

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12-02-2016 02:50 PM
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