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10-25-2004 01:53 AM  13 years agoPost 1
rcbirt

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Charlotte, NC

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What main blades are a good replacement for the stock foam blades? Wood or carbon?

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10-25-2004 03:19 AM  13 years agoPost 2
ammo

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Singapore

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I am using the oem carbon blades since i couldn't get the stock blades at my lhs. it requires more pitch for the same lifting power to put it into a hover compared to the stock foam blades.

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10-25-2004 09:12 AM  13 years agoPost 3
trexmike

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uk

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Get Some SAB's

Best blades I have tried on the zoom, have them on my Raptors also, don,t buy the protech carbons they suck.

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10-25-2004 11:41 AM  13 years agoPost 4
CrashExpert

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Scotland

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I agree with dynomo....SAB's are the best for the zoom....stand up to the odd bump also...



Crash
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Your about to be Cloned!!!!

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10-25-2004 04:28 PM  13 years agoPost 5
msg73

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NJ

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anyone try the like90 wood blades?

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10-25-2004 04:43 PM  13 years agoPost 6
CRAZYKEV

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Cincinnati,Oh -​U.S.A.

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I am using the like90 blades and they are great. Not much flex and don't require much tracking. No balancing either!

Kevin

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10-26-2004 02:50 PM  13 years agoPost 7
bjacks

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Ft. Worth, Tex.

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Shogun

Were do you get the SAB's and whats the part number, thanks. Bobby

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10-31-2004 12:12 PM  13 years agoPost 8
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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After the stock foam blades, I flew a couple pair of the Like90 woodies. They were a pretty good blades, they did everthing I asked and were tougher than heck. They survived several minor crashes and tip overs while I was working the bugs out. They were not as effecient as the Global Fiberglass and Carbons that I am flying now. As for the Global (OEM) fibers and carbons, they both seem great. If you are still due a crash or two, fire up the fiberglass (they seem to auto better than anythingelse (only done small baby autos though)). If you want to spend alittle more, then bolt on they OEM carbons!

Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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10-31-2004 02:32 PM  13 years agoPost 9
msg73

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NJ

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Just got the like90 woodies. Had to put a piece of tape on one of the blades to balance them, but other than that, they work great. Tracked well and is stiffer than stock. At half the price of the CF blades, I'm probably going to stick with these until I get better.

Any real performance differences between the like90 woodies and CF blades?

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10-31-2004 03:42 PM  13 years agoPost 10
jweaver

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San Diego

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We just received the MAH carbon blades, they look good , I have used MAH on my Logo 10s ,but have not had a chance yet on the Shogun.

http://www.ecsvr.com/RC-Direct/shopexd.asp?id=961

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10-31-2004 04:19 PM  13 years agoPost 11
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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I like the like90 blades alot. A very good bang for the buck and handling is a good bit better in the wind. I only have one problem with them though. They seem to suck up more power to run and the climb outs are not as good as the stockers unless you up the pitch. They also make more noise[not that I care] but would indicate inefficiency in the design, like the blunt square tips.
Like90 is coming out with a new blade for the Zoom that will be thinner and more efficient.
Lots of people like the SAB's. Does anyone in the states carry them?

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10-31-2004 05:28 PM  13 years agoPost 12
JoeB1

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Ireland, Wicklow

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The standard blades are grand for flying sport, and can be a pain to track.
I had a set of carbon blades from protec and I am sorry to say they were not the best. ( they did not last long either!! )
I am after getting a few sets ( sold now ) from sab and I have to say they are very nice indeed. Gloss white with the clear band so you can see its carbon. They are also made from a lot tighter carbon weave which I would say will add strength also. They also seemed to be a thinner profile but I idid not get a chance to get the meter on them.
I am retailing them for 40 euro which I beleive is the going rate.

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11-01-2004 12:47 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Rchover

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Helping Customers!

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the like 90's are very nice and affordable turly the best wood blade ever made better than stock. I tried the mha's this weekend and they flew awsome..Very stiff very light if your 3din . these are my fav's so far ...I like to try the SAB's I hear there great too ...whos sells sab's in the usa?

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11-01-2004 12:58 AM  13 years agoPost 14
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Midwest

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...whos sells sab's in the usa?
Apparently no one! You'd think as many times as that question has been asked here one of our favorite on-line stores would pick up on it. How 'bout it? Ricks, Heliproz, anyone????.................


-Mark


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There, their and they're. It's really that simple.

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11-01-2004 08:05 PM  13 years agoPost 15
pigs dont fly

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City, State -​Country

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For me SAB's rule! I just wish they would sound like the Like90's do though, love that noise!
E

Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth

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11-01-2004 08:15 PM  13 years agoPost 16
CRAZYKEV

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Cincinnati,Oh -​U.S.A.

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Yeah, the Like90 woodies do make a sweet noise man!

Kev

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11-02-2004 04:26 AM  13 years agoPost 17
av8er

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NH, USA

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Newbie order.............I got a set of lightened woodies from hellihobby, I'll probably end up throwing them out......after you put on the metal spacers, they don't fit in the blade grips without bending them out quite a bit, and I read they were needed for strenth (plus bolt size). Seems like hellihobby are living up to their expectation in more than one area. Nice job...snicker.

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11-02-2004 07:58 AM  13 years agoPost 18
AnderHau

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Bergen, Norway

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I have tried 3 different blades and here's my conclusion:

Carbon blades fly perfectly, and track nicely, but they was heavy so I lost cyclic rate. Flips and rols became much to slow and the fun went right out of my ZOOM...

The Like90 blades I tried was THICK! I almost did'nt get them into the bladegrip. I had bo bend the grip to get them in there. The tracking was nice and ok flying, but i lost RPM on them. It seemed their thick airfoil gave a lot of resistance, and that kept the RPM down.

I still fly stock blades. I think they are good enugh for 3D but they don't stand a crash - ever!

I would love comments on the above - specially if anyone know of carbon blades that dont take all my beloved cyclic away..:-)

Anyone have links to glassfiber, and the so called "SAB" blades?

Andy

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11-02-2004 02:03 PM  13 years agoPost 19
turboomni

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East of the Equator

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Although I haven't tried Carbon blades yet on either the Shogun or my Raptor I think the perfect blade fot the Shogun would be the stock ones BUT if they were a good bit stiffer and wouldn't look like a bowl when in flight but stayed straight like the LIKE90"s I'm using.
Like 90 said they are going to make very soon a thinner wood blade for the Shogun and I'm looking forward to trying them.

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11-02-2004 02:09 PM  13 years agoPost 20
CRAZYKEV

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Cincinnati,Oh -​U.S.A.

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I would also like to se a thinner profile Like90 blade!

Kevin

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