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12-06-2004 05:52 PM  13 years agoPost 1
HawkNoob

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Has anyone tried the 80mm V-Blade paddels on EVO? There is an advice on using the flybar weights with these paddles on the package. Just wondering if they are too agressive? I use the stock paddles right now with the brass weights removed. I could use a little more agressive cyclic response at this stage of my skills. I could remove the lead from the stock ones but the V-Blade paddles are so nice looking!

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12-06-2004 06:56 PM  13 years agoPost 2
the collective

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I tried the V Paddles on my EVO, I didn't keep them on. The stock paddles with all weights removed felt more powerful and less pitchy on my machine.

Your results may vary... a LOT of people like the V paddles better, there has to be a reason for it.

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12-06-2004 07:04 PM  13 years agoPost 3
tris_heli

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Been using them with a raptor flybar (just a bit longer) on my evo 50 for a year or so now with great results..

Must admit ive never tried the stock with no weights but like you said, the v's look so much nicer

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12-06-2004 07:13 PM  13 years agoPost 4
z11355

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I recently noticed that the Rap & Evo flybar are
within a few mm of each other.

I doubt the length diff is making any diff but I'm
sure the price diff does

Although the Evo flybar is stainless.

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03-30-2005 02:59 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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Tried to install the V-blade paddles on the stock Evo flybar, NO GO! The bushing does not clear the flybar past the threads. Managed to get it stock real good, ruined the flybar and the bushing trying to get it off the flybar! The Raptor flybar works just fine with them. Should have bought a raptor.

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03-30-2005 04:16 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Crazy Horse

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Gee sounds like an even better reason to use the raptor flybar and still not a good enough reason to fly a raptor

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03-30-2005 04:32 PM  12 years agoPost 7
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Just kidding about the raptor, would never trade an Evo for a Raptor, not knocking the raptor, just my preference. About the flybar, I could be wrong but it seems just a little flimsier than the Evo flybar and it's black instead of silver, matches the black boom on my Evo though.

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03-30-2005 04:51 PM  12 years agoPost 8
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I think i kinda like my caliber better than my raptor I had last year.
Just a thought-- the caliber flybar measures approx 440mm, maybe that would allow some extra length? Don't know how it compares to the raptor.

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03-30-2005 06:14 PM  12 years agoPost 9
rayboy

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Hi all

I've just fitted my v-paddles from my raptor30 onto my evo50. I only did that as I crashed the Evo, and damaged one of the paddles.

I had 2 issues.

1) The metal bushing does get stuck on the flybar - infact both of mine came out of the v-paddle and remined on the flybar when I tried to remove the paddles for a re-adjustment (see point 2 below). I don't see this as an issue as the bushing can easily be removed from the flybar without damage. I got mine past the threads with no problem - just kept turning like a fool!

2) Because the metal bushing is slightly too small, it's hard to judge if you have the paddles on the flybar far enough. My solution was to take out the barrels from the v-paddles, and use the barrels from the evo paddles - The barrels are the parts where the grub screws are fitted to grip the flybar. That way, the v-paddles will screw on as the orignal paddles are.

As for flying, well, all I can tell is that the cyclic is more sensitive than the original paddles without the brass weights.

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03-30-2005 07:34 PM  12 years agoPost 10
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I don't see this as an issue as the bushing can easily be removed from the flybar without damage.
I had to use 2 sets of pliers to get the bushing off the flybar with quite a bit of force and in the process the pliers slipped and gouged the flybar. The bushing was pretty mangled up as well. About seeing the flybar, If you take out the grub screws you can clearly see the flybar threads through the holes and should be able to tell if you are far enough in. The difference between the flybars is that on the stock Evo flybar, the paddles were 93mm away from the end of seesaw arms end and the V-paddles with the Raptor flybar are now 105mm away. The weight difference is:
Evo paddels with lead and no brass are 24g and the V's are 14g.

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03-30-2005 07:45 PM  12 years agoPost 11
Brian Bennett

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Some put slight flats where the set screws bite in to alleviate the problem of removal. Also put the flybar in a drill and take some 600 grit emory and polish it a little to remove the scarring.

Brian

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