I've recently become comfortable enough with the flying of both my Blade CP (w/DH head) and HoneyBee CP 2 that I finally broke down and installed E-flite carbon fiber main rotor blades on both machines.
All I can say is WOW. I'd been flying both machines with stock motors, 9 tooth pinion, and 1320 mah Thunder Power 3-cell LiPo's. Both heli's were using symetrical wooden main rotor blades. My preference for those are the E-flite blades, as they seem better "out of the package" than the E-sky blades.
Making a long story shorter, all flight characteristics appear to be enhanced with the use of the carbon fiber blades. Stability in hover is better. Response to cyclic control input is very precise, thus inspiring an even higher level of piloting confidence.
The downside? Well, you knew there had to be one! The blades are almost completely invisible when spooled up. At least with the white woodies you can see the rotor disk. I might have a solution.
My project for this afternoon will be to take the carbon fiber blades, measure and mask the blades so as 1 inch of the tip is exposed, lightly sand the exposed blade with 1000 grit wet SiC abrasive paper so as to provide "grip" for the paint, and then airbrush a nice, contrasting color on each tip. On the two sets, I'm thinking of making one tip red and the other yellow. This should provide a nice indication of the circumference of the rotor disk as well as provide a nice way to note and maintain blade tracking.
I'll post back later as to how the painting project went as well as any changes in blade balance and tracking.
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450