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HelicopterAlignT-REX 600N › 600N and Mavrik Patriot 600 blades.
03-17-2009 05:50 AM  8 years agoPost 1
bosshoss

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I ordered a pair of Mavrik Patriot 600mm blades, anyone ever try them?

They were only 55 bucks, and I figure I am going to whack them anyway.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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03-17-2009 06:00 AM  8 years agoPost 2
TankDirt

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I belive they are the same as the g4's just painted

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03-17-2009 12:27 PM  8 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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Unless they changed something those blades have always had CG problems, they tend to pop out of track during collective transitions. I've fixed a couple of peoples helis just by changing out those blades.

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03-17-2009 12:35 PM  8 years agoPost 4
bosshoss

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Unless they changed something those blades have always had CG problems, they tend to pop out of track during collective transitions. I've fixed a couple of peoples helis just by changing out those blades.
You know, 55 bucks seemed to good to be true.

I am at the point in my flying now where I am taking quite a bit more risk. So, I was looking to get disposable blades, I quess these are going to perform terrible right before the crash!!!!!

I've had my first dumbthumb (couldn't get a good look at it after it got out of shape on me), so I bet I am headed to another one.

Looks like you spend the extra 25 bucks so it performs WELL before the crash!!! LOL.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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03-17-2009 12:49 PM  8 years agoPost 5
rcnut

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bosshoss,

Not to worry, not all the G4 mav's are bad. I tried them once, didn't like the way they performed. However, if you get the G5 wide cords....they fly "close" to the Radix blades, and they auto well.

Just my 2 cents worth...

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03-17-2009 12:59 PM  8 years agoPost 6
hm_oliver

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$7 more and you can get Radix cosmetically flawed

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03-17-2009 02:12 PM  8 years agoPost 7
BJames111

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The Mav g4's and Patriots work fine for sport flying. They are not intended to be a 3d blade, so yes you'll be disappointed if you are an experienced 3d pilot. If you are just coming up from woodies, or you fly "sport" style (FF with a few loops and rolls) they work fine. The CG has been adjusted from the older series. They work fine for most people.

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03-17-2009 02:28 PM  8 years agoPost 8
USNAviationjay

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G4s arnt bad for sport flying I use them as a test blade on new builds =D

before I slam the Radix or RTs on.

and yes they arnt worth it as long as CY has Cosflaws priced at 62 bucks.

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03-17-2009 03:17 PM  8 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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The CG has been adjusted from the older series.
Thanks Brian thats good to know. I wasn't trying to bash but we did have problems on several different models with blade woof that were directly related to patriot blades, good to hear they took steps to straighten them out.

Andy
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03-17-2009 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 10
flustercluck

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hmoliver nailed it:

$7 more and you can get Radix cosmetically flawed

AMEN AMEN AMEN +1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1

Hey Bosshoss, trust me here: I got a lotta time on the Mav Patriot 600's. IF you are just sporting around, they're fine. IF you've never really flown anything else to compare to, they're fine.

But dude I'm tellin ya, the flying difference between the Pats and the Radix cosmos is NIGHT & DAY. Where you really notice it is in the flip & roll rates, and how they auto.. in other words, everywhere.

If you can spring for the extra few bux for the CY's I'd bet everybody on the forum here would say you'd be a happy camper. IMO the cosmo's ROCK and are a great value.

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03-17-2009 05:44 PM  8 years agoPost 11
bosshoss

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So, where do you get these cosmo flawed Radix, I like the Radix blades, Just didn't feel good about buying the best, when they might end up in the dirt. LOL.

I am not a piro-flipper, just a looper and roller, and occaisonal funnel right before I crash,>LOL.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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03-17-2009 05:47 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Pappy35

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I run the Radix COSFLAW blades. I'm new and at the same stage - except I don't crash 8-). I was amazed at easy autos are. I had G4's on there originally but wasn't autoing at the time. At $62 buck a set, you just can't go wrong. They are only available direct from Youngblood.

Al T

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03-17-2009 08:30 PM  8 years agoPost 13
bosshoss

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I am going to pick up a couple of sets.

I have had only 1 dumbthumb crash. One mech failure crash (R90 tail pin walk out).

I would rather crash this 600NPOS than my Spectra G, so anything new I try on the POS first. But, I was JUST rolling when I lost my orientation, I was about 75 yards away, 60-70 feet up, and just lost the locked in visual on it.

No biggie, cheap actually, I have learned my lesson, keep it closer and in sight.

I won't make the same mistake twice, that is what separates up from the apes. Well, some of us , at least. I once watched a newbie stick his finger in the prop of plane 3 times before he figured out not to do it. LOL.

Why Hover a Yak, when a Heli does it better?

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03-17-2009 09:01 PM  8 years agoPost 14
Zaneman007

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I have to respectfully disagree with the previous G5 widechord comments.

IMO - The G5's load up. I swapped them out with some SAB's, on my Trex 600, Vibe 50, and Raptor 50. I got the same results on all of the helis. Flew the G5's once and took them off. Did not like them.

In my experiance Rototechs, SAB, and V-blades all fly noticably better than the G5 widechords. I really liked the V-blades(non-tst). I just don't like the V-blade price, not competative.

Old Guys Rule!

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03-17-2009 09:06 PM  8 years agoPost 15
flustercluck

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I am not a piro-flipper, just a looper and roller, and occaisonal funnel right before I crash
this is precisely where you'll notice the difference in the radix vs the stars-n-stripes

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03-17-2009 09:55 PM  8 years agoPost 16
rcnut

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Boss,

e-mail; Mollie Binion <sales@curtisyoungblood.com>, and she will set you up with some blades.

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03-19-2009 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 17
lovespicyfood

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Hey Everyone,

I thought I'd chime in and post my thoughts...

I just had my first 600N crash, a botched auto when I ran out of fuel. Let's say I just got a little too excited about the way she flew after new motor bearings and set my timer way too long while running it hard the whole time!

Anyhow, damage wasn't bad, but I dinged up my Align CF main blades fairly well. They are still usable, but cosmetically flawed. I had an extra set of Align carbons, but bought the Patriot 600s because I have the Stars and Stripes canopy.

I got the blades yesterday and I was a bit disappointed. They're heavy (~12 grams per blade than the Aligns) which makes sense that they would auto better but not work in 3D as well.

What irked me a bit is that they are off by .1 gram on my scale. I know, probably not a huge amount, but the Aligns have always been spot on. I have yet to put them on my teeter totter, but I imagine it might take a fair amount of monokote to balance them.

Long story short, I think I'll take a few HQ photos with the blades on my bird, but long term, I think they're not going to be my cup of tea.

BTW, I can't really 3D. I just started to be able to do inverted backwards flight on the sim but have only done up to inverted forward flight circuits in real life.

Pete

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03-19-2009 02:35 PM  8 years agoPost 18
BJames111

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What irked me a bit is that they are off by .1 gram on my scale. I know, probably not a huge amount, but the Aligns have always been spot on. I have yet to put them on my teeter totter, but I imagine it might take a fair amount of monokote to balance them.
are you serious? 1/10th of a gram? bolt them on and fly. Don't waste your time balancing. Even a full gram difference and there will be no problems...lol.

The Patriots are not 3d blades. They are "sport" blades for guys coming up from woodies, and people who have no interest in 3d flying. They are a great blade for the money, just don't expect them to be something they're not. They are heavier than other blades, and it's done intentionally...for stability.

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04-14-2009 12:03 AM  8 years agoPost 19
lovespicyfood

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I flew these blades this past weekend. They look GREAT, esp. with my canopy. However, I hated how they felt. The extra weight was not "my cup of tea." Sure, for a bigger learning the basics they might be okay....

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04-14-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 20
Zaneman007

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I have to respectfully disagree with this comment in a big way;
if you get the G5 wide cords....they fly "close" to the Radix blades,
The H*ll they do!!!!!

They may work for sport flying or as a test blade. They are awful for 3D. The are awful for 2.5D, even.

On the other hand, if you are looking for cheap blades or blades that fly OK for sport, you are there.

Old Guys Rule!

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