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07-09-2008 12:44 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Helijost

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I guess we have come to an end of an Era... V-blades are going to be made oversees... sighhh.

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07-09-2008 01:00 AM  9 years agoPost 2
THX1138

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Where did this info come from?

Lou

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07-09-2008 01:07 AM  9 years agoPost 3
#55

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whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat???????

Check!

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07-09-2008 01:08 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Helijost

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I guess you guys will have to wait and see if I'm right, but I did hear this from a reliable source.

BTW.. where do you guys think most of Curtis's stuff is made....

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07-09-2008 01:36 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Yug

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Lets face it, 90% of all manufacturing is done in China cos is cheaper. In a few years when the Chinese masses start to demand a greater material wealth as well as higher education, things will become very different and we'll all begin to respect the true nature of values.

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07-09-2008 02:56 AM  9 years agoPost 6
HELIHEAD

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v blades

i've known vic for a while and as for as i know he still makes all his blades by hand. if you want to know for sure just call him and ask. he may have a tempory number as i have heard he was moving his shop off the creek. terry

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07-09-2008 05:12 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Dakine

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V-blades are going to be made overseas...
If this true, let's hope the production savings will also be passed to the end consumer . Oh, and with the same quality please.

I love V-blades!!!!!!!

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07-09-2008 06:53 AM  9 years agoPost 8
jphilli

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I highly doubt this. As a matter of fact, they're in the process of relocating to a larger facility now to accommodate there growing success.

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07-09-2008 11:23 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Billebob

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Chinese masses start to demand a greater material wealth as well as higher education, things will become very different and we'll all begin to respect the true nature of values.
That will mean with rising prices from Asia in support of better lifestyles an encouragement for people to save shipping costs and buy locally. We'd likely get regional designs better suited for the North American style and market as V's are. Alot of crap comes out of Asia to meet the lowest selling price. Maybe Vic is already positioning himself for the future.

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07-23-2008 10:45 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Helijost

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Trust me.. being made overseas......

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07-23-2008 10:53 PM  9 years agoPost 11
jphilli

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So is the price going to drop on them or what?

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07-23-2008 10:55 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Helijost

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No clue there, but my guess is probably not.

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07-23-2008 10:58 PM  9 years agoPost 13
jphilli

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I liked having as much as my heli stuff made here hence one of the main reasons I flew V's and MA helis.

This is definitely disappointing and I hope the quality doesn't suffer.

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07-23-2008 11:04 PM  9 years agoPost 14
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and​no changing it

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most things end up being made elsewhere but it's not the end of the world. maybe people who like them will benefit from a price drop..who knows.

while i'm here and sorry to go off topic. i'm interested in peoples comments here on something.

why do you like V blades????

i bought my first (and last) set of white tip V2's and i sold them after 4 flights. they have amazing pop but they load up cyclic far too much.

i'm just wondering if i had a bad set or is this the way V's are (good punch but rob power). now using maniacs and very happy.

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07-23-2008 11:09 PM  9 years agoPost 15
Sean Williams

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The reason why most of the pro's use V-Blades is for there extreme "pop". It makes flying quick, snappy and aggressive. Pro's are pro's and they know how to manage collective.

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07-23-2008 11:10 PM  9 years agoPost 16
raptorheli2

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rip off britain and​no changing it

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they use what they like which is fine.

i'm hardly an idiot myself flying and i would consider myself to have good collective management. but the set i had were terrible as soon as you touch cyclic......not pitch. radix and maniacs on same heli (both bigger blades) have nearly the same pop but don't load it up.

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07-23-2008 11:19 PM  9 years agoPost 17
Sean Williams

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I beg to differ about Radix's "pop" I tried out my friends Radix after my V-Blades, and I couldn't fly anywhere near as low or aggressively as I normally do because there was very little pop compared to the V-Blades. I guess it's just a personal preference.

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07-24-2008 01:55 AM  9 years agoPost 18
crofty

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Were they the extreme blades? I have those and I quite like them. I believe the loading is better with the newer extremes.

I have nerves of steel but thumbs of jelly!

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07-24-2008 02:04 AM  9 years agoPost 19
sinte

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extreme blades...are those the TST blades?

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07-24-2008 02:12 AM  9 years agoPost 20
red_z06

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You can't swap v to radix and expect it to perform the same. Due to V's extreme stiffness, it doesn't twist under load like other blades.

To go from V to Radix, add 1.5deg to pitch.
To fo from Radix to V, reduce 1.5deg to pitch.

You will find out that V's don't load as much and flying comparably.
On stock Raptor 50, you can't make the heli fly hard with radix at 10.5deg of pitch max. When you put the v on it, it will feel like 12d pitch with radix.

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