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04-26-2004 04:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1
ScareCrow_Delta

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Has anybody done this before? I am planning to do it with my Raptor50 and I want to know if there is a difference. I don't want to buy the 3D Carbon fins if drilling holes on my stock one will work just as good.

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04-26-2004 05:17 PM  13 years agoPost 2
JRMAN

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Rather than drilling holes it them why not cut them so they are very small?



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04-26-2004 05:27 PM  13 years agoPost 3
ScareCrow_Delta

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Drill or cut, either way, I want to elimate drag and I want to know if I can do it with out buying 3d fins if I don't have to.

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04-26-2004 05:50 PM  13 years agoPost 4
ScareCrow_Delta

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So somenody actually did it and it worked, that is the answer that I am looking for. It being indestructable is just extra

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04-26-2004 05:57 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Salty

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yep done it....I have a set of carbons I got and figured what the hell.... and made the cutouts to look exactly Like the nhp ones I got... painted em black when I got em done (used a dremel tool) and they dont have the full carbon look but darn close enough... now my friggen nhp fins are in my flight box unused....got 4 gallons on em with no problems....cheaper too....funny I'm using my carbons as spares.....

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04-26-2004 05:58 PM  13 years agoPost 6
JRMAN

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Don’t do it your helicopter will blow up, your house will catch fire and your dog will die.



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04-26-2004 05:59 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Salty

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hmmmmm maybe I better take mine off then I dont have a dog tho....

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04-26-2004 06:46 PM  13 years agoPost 8
flyboy

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I have done it, and had no problems.

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04-26-2004 08:04 PM  13 years agoPost 9
ChrisLaFollette

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My Sceadu came like that with the fins cut out. In FFF it doesnt try to level out or anything like that. Both fins are done and I get better tail authority also. Been thinking about getting CF fins though because the one on the tail isnt very strong. If I was to screw up on an auto and scrub the tail in the grass something would break because the fin is flimsy as heck.

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04-26-2004 08:23 PM  13 years agoPost 10
greenboot

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I'm using a CF tail fin, but all I really want back there is something to keep my blades out of the dirt. Does anybody make just a tail skid? I took the horizontal fin off also.

Tom

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04-27-2004 12:16 AM  13 years agoPost 11
donlynn

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Gidday

My horizontal fin broke outside the boom clamp so I ground it down a little so now there is no effective horizontal fin, goes sweet as foward and in autos , better in tail first loops and rolls.

Regards Don

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04-27-2004 12:18 AM  13 years agoPost 12
jb_turner

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Just fly without Fins will be less drag.

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05-05-2004 02:21 AM  13 years agoPost 13
ScareCrow_Delta

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I drilled holes trough my tail fins (3 1 inch holes) and I don't think it's a good Idea. The stabilizer(I made it to look like the carbon ones) is ok but the tail is vibrating badly because the plastic became very flexible.
Do and learn right?

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05-05-2004 02:59 AM  13 years agoPost 14
corey11

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I want to elimate drag
you arent going to see any quicker collective responses, or anything else....I see no reason cutting the fins. but thats just my opinion

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05-05-2004 04:23 AM  13 years agoPost 15
marc8090

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The only difference I have noticed with 3D style fins over solid is on the horizontal, it makes the machine less pitchy in backwards flight over solid fins, and the machine won't drop the nose as much during blade stop autos. I suppose no horizontal fin would be the best, just think it looks funny though.

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05-05-2004 05:43 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Raffy

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Buy the 3D carbon fins!

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