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12-03-2005 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 1
t-rexkid

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Im trying to decide on what blades i should use for my t-rex. I think woodies are bad for beginners because they ding even if they dont break and then they vibrate alot and are useless so i dont think i will those. CF are nice because they are light and strong and do not ding only scuff, but ive only had cf on my BCP will the carbon standup to crashes with a trex? And then there is plastic and fiberglass i dont know the pros and cons of these need advice. It seems like most guys use either woodies or CF if CF stood up to crashes i would go with those otherwise it just seems practical to use woodies?

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12-03-2005 03:50 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Daniel Wee

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Actually the woodies behave much better than the plastic ones (which are hard to track and heavier). I like the fact that the woodies break because they then take the brunt of the strike rather than some other part of the head assembly. Something's gotta give and I find that the blades are pretty cheap and easiest to replace. CF blades are going to break too in a strike, and they cost a lot more, are heavier and offer only a marginal improvement in performance IMO. The new Align woodies (grey coloured ones) are pretty stiff. The only thing about them is the slightly oversized root.

Daniel

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12-03-2005 04:07 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Super Phreek

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I really like the woodies; they are cheap and fly very well. I haven't tried the carbons yet though, so I am not able to comment on their performance.

I have been very suprised on how well the wood blades fly, I get real good performance out of them. Myself, I do mild 3-d with the T-rex, so far so good, they handle flips, rolls with ease, collective and cyclic are very positive, and large rainbows feel great. Inverted they seem great too; eventhough the collective seems to be sensitive inverted (compared to my Nitro stuff).

I am planning on sticking with the woodies for a little while, 12 bucks a pop, can't beat the price.

I still have a hard time spending 50+ bucks on a sit of 315 SAB when I could get some TT 600 for 65 or SAB 600 for 85.

Derek

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12-03-2005 05:02 AM  12 years agoPost 4
bulldogs

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Ive flown woods,plastic,and now i fly SAB 320s carbon .. The woods are great blades for the money if you are still hovering and learning ff stay with the woods, if you know all there is about tracking and can ff well try the SAB 320s they are great as long as you dont ding them.. If you ding any blade trash them dont fix them. Progress slowly people think that it is easy to fly helis and its not you always gota be on yout tows.... My 3 1/2 cents .....Damian

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12-03-2005 05:15 AM  12 years agoPost 5
bulldogs

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FINn DID you read my TOTAL post i like both blades all but the plastic ...... no dominate blades for the money WOODS are the wAY TO GOOOOOOO .... dONT TRY TO PICK ON THE LITTLE GUY .....lol

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12-03-2005 05:20 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Super Phreek

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I am planning on giving the new woodies a try, I have heard nothing but good things about them.

At least I don't feel strange saying the woodies are great blades. I have never had a tracking issue and in FFF, they seem to handle pretty good. I really enjoy thrashing the turns on this thing, the woods take them with stride.

I would say give up the woodies if this were a Nitro (though wood blades on a nitro could handle very mild 3-d) but I feel the woods are the just fine on this little guy.

Derek

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12-03-2005 05:24 AM  12 years agoPost 7
bulldogs

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Fin no problem im all about what will keep it in the air Woods,Carbon and plastic dont care realy just keep it in the air.......

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12-03-2005 05:28 AM  12 years agoPost 8
cudaboy_71

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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I still have a hard time spending 50+ bucks on a sit of 315 SAB when I could get some TT 600 for 65 or SAB 600 for 85.
if it makes you feel any better, its not the material you're paying for. it's the work that goes into them. $50 seems like a deal.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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12-03-2005 05:47 AM  12 years agoPost 9
cudaboy_71

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sorry. the point was for paying $85 for SAB 600s v. $50 for SAB 315s (from the context of the quote).

they take roughly the same amount of work to make. the materials are pretty much irrelevant to the price. $50 seems like a bargain. i wasnt talking about making your own woodies.

it was also a poor attempt at a little humor. i guess it missed.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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12-03-2005 05:52 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Super Phreek

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Cudaboy,

I guess you do have a point there....

Derek

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12-03-2005 05:08 PM  12 years agoPost 11
t-rexkid

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Oswego, NY

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wow thanks for all your help guys so many responses i guess im going with woodies but where is the best place to buy those blades? I understand your point about woodies on nitro, wood has some flex and the longer it is the greater amount of flex, it would probabaly sag quit about under its own weight. Thanks for your help.

BTW doesnt ALign sell like $34 CF blades those seem nice?

2500 rpms, 400 mm blades, and any body part do not mix well

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12-05-2005 05:18 PM  12 years agoPost 12
jfint

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Simi Valley, CA

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Go with the new grey woodies I am impressed every time i fly, if your local hobby shop doesn't have them, the try modefosheli.com THey carry them, and they ship fast.

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