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08-12-2007 06:48 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Ghostrider

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Can anybody tell me what the diff is between the two blades. They are the same price but do not give any kind of description or detail about the diff.

Thanks!

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08-17-2007 02:17 AM  10 years agoPost 2
GTRotorhead

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Align 600Bs

The difference is in the material. The 600B is carbon fiber while the 600A is glass fiber. At my LHS, they are not the same price. The carbons run about $80 and the 600As run about $65. I purchased a set of the Align 600Bs as replacements after crashing my Raptor with Radix 600s. Had two flights on the Align's and was actually starting to like them. On the 3rd flight, I was in a hover about 15 feet up with everything looking good. All of a sudden, the blades start wobbling severely causing the heli to shake big time. Got the heli on the ground but not without striking the boom with one blade. Post flight inspection revealed the trailing edge of one of the two blades had delaminated causing the wobble and eventually the boom strike. I will contact Align about possible replacements but I will never buy these again!!!

For the money, the Radix are the best blades out there and once Curtis gets them back out on the market, I'll be buying those again!!!

Ed

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08-17-2007 07:39 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Ghostrider

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Thanks Ed! I also like the CY blades but just tried the new "V" TST blade. First flight I wasn't sure but by the 3rd and 4th flight I will never go back. I switched back and forth between the CY's and the new V's. The new V's are much quicker and have better pop. The CY's still auto better but the V's were not bad at all.

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08-17-2007 08:54 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Kona Chopper

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Actually Align has the 600A and 600B in both fiberglass and carbon fiber.
H60115 -600A Carbon Fiber Blades/3K Weight:270g/set
H60116 -600A Glass Fiber Blades
H60140 -600B Carbon Fiber Blades/3K Weight:250g/set
H60141 -600B Glass Fiber Blades

The 600B blades are supposed to be lighter, meaning faster cyclics. I haven't flown them though so I don't have any experience. From what I have been reading about the "B" though, I wouldn't get them. Rather get the "A"s. With that said, I use Radix blades and love them.



Why buy?? when you can borrow and no return

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08-18-2007 12:30 AM  10 years agoPost 5
GTRotorhead

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Kona Chopper:

Thanks for the clarification. I am sold on the Radix blades!!!! I have a set of RotorTech 600s that I've heard good things about but I have not flown them yet so I will reserve any commentary until they get some air time. They appear to be very well made and look awesome as well . I intend to do more research about what others are experiencing with the Align blades...........so far in my book it is Strike 1 for the 600Bs.

Ghostrider:

How much are those V TSTs? I haven't seen them advertised.

Safe flying guys!

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08-18-2007 12:39 AM  10 years agoPost 6
herby8860

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Have a set of Align 600A glass blades that i keep as spares. They fly pretty good for what i can do and they auto extremely well. (my NHP 600 donat have as much "float". For 60 bucks thou they are worth it I think. They also seem to spend a lot of time on my helis for being spares. Usually with a field replaced flybar

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