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06-04-2004 03:46 AM  13 years agoPost 1
dstuber

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just got back from flying my 50 with those white paddles everyone is talking about. i can't believe what a difference they made! i would say my cyclic is around 4X faster and i didn't lose ANY stability at all. i put -25% expo in and i think its even more stable than before(could just be me though)
However, there was a slight mishap. you know those silicone skid stops everyone says not to use? well, despite reading that many, many times, i got some because my skids were wearing out and i thought, these would save me from buying new skids. i did an auto and i had a little forward speed (walking speed, wasn't even fast) it hit the ground and stuck there like a magnet, tipped over and scuffed my carbon blades. well, i have learned my lesson. i would rather spend $30 on new skids every case or two, than have to buy new blades everytime i do an auto that isn't picture perfect.
The blades aren't too badly messed up though. theres about a 1/8th inch broken off one and about 1/4 off the other. could these be cut down to 550 or should i chuck them out?

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06-04-2004 03:51 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Al Austria

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CHUCK 'EM!! Get a new set and then fly it like you stole it.

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06-04-2004 03:54 AM  13 years agoPost 3
dstuber

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thats what i was thinking too. they just scuffed the ground but there's no way to tell if they are still structurally sound. i know i wouldn't want to be around if they decided to let go.

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06-04-2004 03:57 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Al Austria

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Now that's the way to think. Have fun.

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06-04-2004 06:44 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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just got back from flying my 50 with those white paddles everyone is talking about. i can't believe what a difference they made!
After you get used to these, replace the stock dampers with the red 80 durameter dampers(about $4)....you'll notice some additional improvement, and also reduce the chances for a mid-air boom strike.
i would rather spend $30 on new skids every case or two, than have to buy new blades everytime i do an auto that isn't picture perfect.
Don't do that...
Go to a local hardware store and buy the thickest, heaviest zip-ties you can find, and place one at the front of each skid mount. Make sure they are thicker than the plastic that holds the skids, this way the zip ties take the wear, and just snip them off and replace them as needed. Works awesome for those sliding autos.....

Flying a heli is like seeing the Matrix, it is a mind bending experience.

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06-04-2004 06:30 PM  13 years agoPost 6
dstuber

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i do have the red dampers in. i put them in last week. they made the heli feel more precise. i just got my 9252 servo today that i'm putting on the pitch. that should be another good upgrade. thanks for the tip about the zip ties, i'll have to try that.

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06-04-2004 08:22 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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My opinion differs, now that I have been flying with MA's for a month. It triples the performance over the stock paddles. It will get you out of a jam fast and get you in a the same way. Though, I never gotten into a jam with it.

I am entering 3D and I think the stock paddles is better over the MA's, for it's predictable and you have a whole lot of time to react, and I think the stock performs quite will with a higher headspeed.

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