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HelicopterThunder TigerOther › Green paddles vs. stock black ones????
11-29-2005 12:41 AM  12 years agoPost 1
M`honri

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Ogden, Utah

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Are the TT green paddles going to affect the learning curve for a beginner that hasn't flown his brand new Raptor 50 v2 or ever flown for that matter?

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11-29-2005 12:46 AM  12 years agoPost 2
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I flew 30g blacks for 2 gallons before switching to 20g greens. It was a significant jump in roll/pitch rate, I'd say about 15%. If you have lots of sim time and are doing well with initial flying skills you'll probably be fine. If not, then be extra careful and fly extra high until you're used to it.

You'll probably also notice, depending on your mainblade brand, quite a difference in the amount of elevator input you have to use to keep the bird in level flight when flying fast forward. Mine wanted to dive MUCH more than with black paddles.

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11-29-2005 12:46 AM  12 years agoPost 3
AGRAV8

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absolutely !

DO NOT use the green paddles to start with.

Get the black ones, and also some flybar weights.....you want it as rock steady as you can get it. ALSO.....since wind is NOT really your friend when learning....the heavier paddles and weights will extend your days to learn.......

One other note: GET THAT RAPTOR CHECKED.....and test flown by an experienced heli pilot. Even if it takes a 2 hour drive........

James

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11-29-2005 01:55 AM  12 years agoPost 4
M`honri

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That would be me. I've just never personally flown the greenies so I thought I would present it to the council. I appreciate the input from you my bretheren.

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11-29-2005 02:03 AM  12 years agoPost 5
spaceman spiff

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Tucson

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gimbal,

If its diving in FF, the heli is telling you one or both of your paddles is not aligned. if memory serves it means one or both paddles is nosed down slightly.

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11-29-2005 02:55 AM  12 years agoPost 6
GimbalFan (RIP)

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paddle diving

I thought that too and checked that carefully, Spaceman.

The clue that clued me into another significant factor is that with precise paddle setup and precise blade tracking, the diving was far less pronounced with a change to SAB blades from the Mav G4's I'd been flying -- but still there. So blade choice is also important.

A slight change (half turn up) on the elevator linkage (from what used to provide a dead still hover) made fast forward level flight stay level without stick corrections, but even slight down elev input when flying fast still resulted in a MUCH more pronounced dive rate than with the 30g blacks.

My Rap50 is balanced perfectly with 1/2 tank of fuel. With the 1/2 turn up on the elev linkage, when brought to a dead still hover, this Rap50 will very slowly begin to wander backwards now. I prefer a linkage-trimmed bird, but I consider the slight tendency to wander backwards a fair trade-off to having fast forward flight stay level at zero stick.

The main point is that, aside from the great improvement in low-speed 3D response, greenies result in a MUCH faster pitch response at high speeds. That's a good thing to know ahead of time, especially for newbies

Yea Verily unto the lime green paddles, for they serve us well.

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11-29-2005 07:03 PM  12 years agoPost 7
A. Bundy

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Aurora,IL. 30W/SW of Chicago

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Greens IMHO are way to touchy for a new guy.

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11-29-2005 07:33 PM  12 years agoPost 8
rckrzy1

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Hurst Texas

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I have greens now but actually prefer the flying characteristics of the MA whites paddles better but the greens LOOK so COOL in the air.

I'd keep the stock black ones on for learning.



Wildcat Fuels

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11-30-2005 10:02 AM  12 years agoPost 9
pistole

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Heli Land ....

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.

are they , in order of heaviest to lightest , like this :-

1. black (stock),
2. white,
2. green

?

I am speaking of original TT items.

cheers.
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Rap70. TT70.Rap50. TT50.RD8000.

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11-30-2005 11:23 AM  12 years agoPost 10
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
yep you got it


Thanks
~Will~

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