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Whats the difference in performance between glass fiber blades and carbon fiber blades?
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10-05-2016 04:23 AM
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fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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Glass fiber have a lot more flex. When first starting out, you can get away with them on the smaller sizes, but CF is a noticeable improvement.

There is also a difference in quality CF blades vs cheap ones as long as you have progressed enough to tell the difference, It was a year or two of flying before I could appreciate the better blades on the small helis. Big helis are much more noticeable, tracking, flex, efficiency, etc.

Tom
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10-05-2016 12:47 PM
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oldfart

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Vancouver, Canada

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fastflyer20 makes some good generalized points.

I would just like to add that there are some well designed and quality manufactured FG composite blades that are C/F reinforced that are better then many lower priced C/F blades that are on the market today that are of poor and unsafe design and of poor quality manufacture.

Phil

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