RunRyder RC
 4  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 1090 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › What's up with V blades?
12-23-2008 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Nashville

rrElite Veteran

Formerly Music City​now back home in​Sunny Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Anyone know what's going on with V blades these days? I won a certificate (almost the grand prize) for a set of blades from them at the Chattanooga fun fly way back in May. Sent in my prize form, never heard a word back. I waited several months. So a couple of month's back I emailed, after a few days I got an email saying they are moving and I'd get my blades soon. Well, still nothing. Sure looks questionable to me.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 03:23 AM  8 years agoPost 2
jphilli

rrKey Veteran

Atlanta, Ga.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Yep, it takes time. Should be back in production sooner or later though. In the meantime just buy some Radix and wait patiently for the extremes; you're gonna love them.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 03:38 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Nashville

rrElite Veteran

Formerly Music City​now back home in​Sunny Florida

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I've got plenty of blades. Just getting concerned about the company.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 04:18 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Zaaaguy72

rrElite Veteran

MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I have given up on V's, and found other blades I like more anyway. V's are overpriced and no better than other lower priced blades like RT's, Maniac's, or Radix to name a few. They used to be in a league of their own, but since the TST debacle, then the availability issues involving the production facility moving, other blade company's have caught up in quality and in some cases, surpassed them. IMHO.

Team Sanjel!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 04:40 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rcsoar4fun

rrKey Veteran

Boise, Idaho

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Rts not really a lower priced blade and better, IMHO, these days. Prefer RT overall.

I give up on Loctite, nothing lasts long enough to vibrate loose anymore.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 04:44 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Anthony.L

rrElite Veteran

Seattle, WA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Personally I'm not seeing the huge draw to V's. I honestly think the only draw to them is people that have to have what the pro's fly. Personally for the avg to advanced 3D pilot Radix, Rotortech, etc will are way more suited. Now I know they are building a new factory, but my biggest gripe with V was the QA. Yes the blades are hand made here in the US, but they are not pretty, and I had some QA issues with paddles and tails in the past. The mains usually don't look perfect, but fly fine and are very balanced.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 05:11 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Zaaaguy72

rrElite Veteran

MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

More pros fly Rt's than any other blade.

Team Sanjel!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 05:22 AM  8 years agoPost 8
ckd

rrApprentice

Saugus CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

what was the TST debacle?

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 05:28 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Zaaaguy72

rrElite Veteran

MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The TST blades were not well received by many, and was criticized for discontinuing the smooth blades. They decided to bring back the smooth blades after it was realized business was being lost. Kinda like the New Coke, Classic Coke blunder! LOL

Team Sanjel!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 05:30 AM  8 years agoPost 10
ckd

rrApprentice

Saugus CA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

One guy at the field had the TST's but I thought they were just another option in the V blade line. Did people not like the way the TST's flew? I thought they were supposed to be the next best thing.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 05:46 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Zaaaguy72

rrElite Veteran

MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

They were supposed to be, but are very pitchy in FF flight. They are really good for 3d though, a lot of pop. Their thickness also reduce overall available power. On my electric bird, they reduce my flight times by almost a minute!

Some people love them though, but I think they are in the minority.

Team Sanjel!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 06:26 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Parsifal

rrVeteran

Singapore

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Er.. i have been flying v's since they first arrived and the tst's are great, with no pitchiness whatsoever... I switched to Radix SBs when i had a little miss-hap and couldn't find a replacement set. Prefer the Vs.

Pars

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 06:35 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Zaaaguy72

rrElite Veteran

MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Like I said, some love them. Im not a huge Radix fan either, I love the RT's.

Team Sanjel!

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 12:50 PM  8 years agoPost 14
4 stroke flyer

rrApprentice

Dowagiac,MI

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I here they are going to be made outside of the U.S. now. I wonder if they will pass any of the savings along to us if this is true. Has anybody herd this to be true?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
12-23-2008 01:42 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Clarence Creer

rrVeteran

Dallas, Texas

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

late winter

to early spring.

Team Kontronik Team minicopter/PeakAircraft
VTeam EvoPowerBattery

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1090 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › What's up with V blades?
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 4  Topic Subscribe

Friday, November 24 - 7:19 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online