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10-25-2009 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 1
iceman320

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so I have been thinking about getting a 500 class heli and putting it together through the winter, and have it ready for next spring and summer. but i want to know if there are any companies that have the wooden blades for the 500 class heli's cause the wooden blades would be cheaper for me to use cause I could use the wood blades for everyday flying and then just buy one set of carbon or fiberglass blades to use when I get better at this whole heli flying thing. any help would be great thanks.

esky belt cp 450, just built exi 450 pro, trext 500esp, trex 600esp

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10-25-2009 05:30 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Spitfire1

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For what its worth you may aswell atleast buy some glass fibre blades, there probly not going to cost any more than wood blades, for normal flying there fine, but I must admit surpriseingly Im finding my heli doesent have the same hard stop than it did with CF`s, and it doesent seem to have any where near as much power with the fibreglass blades, I never thought CF`s made much difference but with my 500 the Glass fibres have made it really sluggish, unless you do 3d you wont notice though. I wouldent bother with woodies.

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12-01-2009 06:32 AM  8 years agoPost 3
nsedaghat

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trex 500 wood blade

there is wood blade for trex 500 on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/trex-500-wood-b...128202003r15440

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12-01-2009 07:21 AM  8 years agoPost 4
philip 01

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i personally believe wood blades on a trex 500 is a bad and unsafe idea.

i'd go with the cheapest cf blades i can find, and you can find em cheap, before going with wood.

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12-02-2009 07:35 PM  8 years agoPost 5
VANHELI

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Just making sure you know the 500 runs 425-430mm blades, not 500mm.

I think it would be hard to find a cheaper blade then these for everyday flying.

http://www.helidirect.com/430mm-pro...500-p-10337.hdx

I dont have any experience with them, but they would have to be better than woodies.

Dave V.

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12-02-2009 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 6
ken6881

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The blades in the previous post fly good for the price. but As expected they dont perform with my torsion blades. however for mild 3d and a little more they are a great way to go.

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12-03-2009 02:00 AM  8 years agoPost 7
nsedaghat

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trex 500

i had glass fiber 430mm blades and wood blade 430mm. i like wood blades better than glass fiber as wood blade doesn't bend like glass fiber so gives more stable and faster response. wood blade is closer to carbon fiber than glass fiber is.

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12-03-2009 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 8
philip 01

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"wood blade is closer to carbon fiber than glass fiber is."

never thought i'd hear that.

vanheli nailed it in his post above.

$22 for a set of those carbons would work fine for 95% of heli fliers.

if that's too much for you then you needn't be flying a 500.

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12-03-2009 04:15 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Spitfire1

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wood blade doesn't bend like glass fiber so gives more stable and faster response. wood blade is closer to carbon fiber than glass fiber is.
Surely you cant be serious You must have had one hell of a bad set of GF`s to make that comment.

Understand, if you take one of the highest priced CF blades on the market out of one packet, and another out of another packet your heli will be virtualy unflyable, even your kitchen scale cant measure the minute amount of unbalance and weight difference in a set of blades that would effectivelly cause it to be so badly unbalanced the heli simply would not fly at all, all Im basicly saying is its not hard to see how you could easily buy a slightly deficient set of GF`s and come to the assumption that GF blades are worse than woody`s, if you havent been in helis for a while and realised that every now and then you will get a dud set of blades, even if there Radix its not impossible.

Anyhow in my opinion GF blades do pretty well, but on my 500 there is a noticeable difference both in performance(pop) increased fliprate and more inportantly a huge difference in how fast the heli stops under hard collective, e.g tic toc type manouvers.

I think its something you only really understand the true magnitude of when you go from CF`s to Glass fibre like I have trying to save money.

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12-03-2009 04:40 AM  8 years agoPost 10
KCinNC

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i have a set of the CF Pro blades from HeliDirect on my 450, and they work awesome....during the BlackFriday sales..i got a set of the 430's for my 500. haven't put them on yet...but the finish is very nice...

nothing to it but to do it

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