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09-10-2007 10:23 PM  10 years agoPost 1
jonesjj

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Greetings All,
I was wondering what others would do in this situation, What I have is an EVO 90 with the OS 70SZ in it. Want to set this up for contest Style flying.

I have the stock Hirobo Paddles that came with the kit (39.96gm)

I have a set of MA Pro paddles empty they are (37.69gm) With one lead they are (46.36gm) and with both lead in them they are (54.20gm)

Both are very close in physical size with the hirobo being slightly longer less than 1/4" or so.

What opinions do others have as to what they would use on this heli for this type of flying?

also once I glue both lead in the MA I cant get them out so they would be there to stay, I do drip a small amount of thin CA on them before installing them so they dont move.

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Jeff

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09-11-2007 12:21 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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Jeff,

I would be inclined to weigh the paddles up to 40 g and then use a clip on flybar weight or two to do the final tweaks in set up. As you noted, you can't easily lighten up an original ProII paddle.

Ben Minor

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09-11-2007 12:44 AM  10 years agoPost 3
jonesjj

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That is right Ben, once the weight is in it is in to stay. Good sugjestion on the flyar weights, I do have a few sets of them around.

The MA paddles are quite a bit thicker than the Hirobo, even though empty they are lighter, they should still be a little bit less active than the much thinner Hirobos correct?

Jeff

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09-11-2007 01:04 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Dr.Ben

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Jeff,

I can't comment based on personal experience, but it is my understanding that the Hirobo paddles do "bite" a bit in hover d/t their LE design (which is why I've avoided them).

The Pro paddles you have are quite good, far better than the newer Pro paddles which roll "less-than-well." I CAN comment from experience on them.

Ben

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09-11-2007 02:09 AM  10 years agoPost 5
jonesjj

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Ben here is a pic of the ones I have are these the ones you are talking about?

Thanks
Jeff

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09-11-2007 07:50 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Henrik Engert

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The Hirobo's plastic paddles will work just fine. Many pilots use them with great success.

I use the A507 Funtech paddles + a 7 gram weight. The paddles weigh about 42g. The Hirobo paddles seem to roll faster than the Funtech, but the Funtech feels better in hover.

I would suggest you try them both (The MA and the Hirobo). I am sure you will feel a difference. Paddles are relatively cheap to try different pairs.

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09-11-2007 12:13 PM  10 years agoPost 7
GM1

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Pro III

The paddles you show in the picture are what we call Pro III paddles and I have not had great luck with those. The Hirobo paddles are also a bit agressive in hover but do aerobatics pretty well. I like a thicker paddle that is a bit more predictable so I would suggest either the FunTech FAIs or the small 85mm Stubz from Curtis. He makes a 105mm set of Stubz also but I found them to be too aggressive for FAI but very good for 3D.
Gordie

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09-11-2007 03:24 PM  10 years agoPost 8
jonesjj

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where is a good source to get a set of the Fun Tech paddles?

Jeff

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09-11-2007 04:18 PM  10 years agoPost 9
jonesjj

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Well just called James @ OMI and they have not been able to get the FunTech paddles for some time and dont know when they will get any or not. I cant find any other source for them at this time.

So I guess I may have to try the 85mm Stubs and see how they are, I will also try the stock hirobos also just to see how they are too.

Any one have a set of the FunTech's they would like to part with?

You dont know if you dont ask

Jeff

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09-11-2007 07:29 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Dr.Ben

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Yeah, unfortunately, those ProIII paddles are less-than-optimum. Of what you have on the shelf right now, you'd better off with the Hirobo paddles. I'll PM you later with a source for the FT's.

Ben Minor

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