RunRyder RC
 3  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 1323 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › Blades today
01-02-2010 01:38 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Given my absence of late, would anyone proffer to tabulate or quantify current blade favorites. My brain is now in old money where SAB 50s to Vs encompassed the range of performance profiles, with Radix taking a joint second to Rototechs. A good joint.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-02-2010 01:40 AM  7 years agoPost 2
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

A 'joint effort' at this end reveals long-term continuing satisfaction with SAB's (on the 50's) followed closely by Radix (on the 90).

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-02-2010 04:05 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Avropilot

rrVeteran

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

with Radix taking a joint second to Rototechs. A good joint.
Ahh my good man. Taking a joint second in this country will contribute to your stay in government holding just as long as if you were to take the joint first.

Waiting for parts

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-02-2010 08:33 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Efrog

rrApprentice

Colorful Colorado

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Edge blades from Readyheli. I loved Radix for a long time but the Edge are less pitchy, auto better, and are in my opinion just better.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-02-2010 10:11 PM  7 years agoPost 5
imnxtc

rrVeteran

BC.Canada

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

RotorTech and Radix are still the popular ones in this neck of the woods, even though most of us have tried others that have come on the market recently, we seem to always go back to these.

PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
01-02-2010 10:57 PM  7 years agoPost 6
oysifly

rrVeteran

Bentonville, AR

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

G5 pro wide cords are in the running as well!!!

I am a radix guy but I am liking g5's just as well

Quick...here comes my wife....hide that new Heli !!!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 12:03 AM  7 years agoPost 7
PAHelinut

rrVeteran

PA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I also like the G5 Pro wide cords along woth the Radix SB's.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 12:21 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks guys. Looks like little has changed in the last 2 years. Did the cam blades die a death ?
Also seems there have been no ground breaking new technologies neither but perhaps that is no supprise given the financial climate. However, given the current state of heli technology, it is interesting to note that we seem to have arrived at a plateau wheather it be frame materials, electronics, blades, nitro or electric helis. The 1st decade of this millenia was obviously a good melting pot but seems now to have run dry which suggests the 2 new break throughs are being harder to crack than initally thought.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 12:29 AM  7 years agoPost 9
DWS6

rrKey Veteran

Newark,DE

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

With regards to new technology. You will see a huge influx of Flybarless systems and pilots trying them this year. There are sevral new units in production and will shorly hit the market. FBL will be in the mainstream by this time next year.

Ohh, and +3 on the Mavrikk G5 WC's

Dave Williams
Team Align

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 12:36 AM  7 years agoPost 10
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Fair point but Flybarless, I took that for granted although it would be interesting to know if anything compares well against the later versions of V-stabi. Am glad to think you believe FBL will be in the mainstream by this time next year. Hopefully with a little fiscal tweeking this will be true.

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 01:13 AM  7 years agoPost 11
PC12DRVR

rrKey Veteran

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I loved Radix for a long time but the Edge are less pitchy
What do you mean by that?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 01:39 AM  7 years agoPost 12
LonR

rrElite Veteran

Macomb,Mi

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Ohh, and +3 on the Mavrikk G5 WC's
+4,I like them better than the Radix and there cheaper .

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 01:49 AM  7 years agoPost 13
DWS6

rrKey Veteran

Newark,DE

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

It is true that the v-bar seems to be the unit all others are compared to. However, with the upcoming release of the Algn FBL system complete with head for under $400 and the 600 for a hair over $300. I think Align once again leveled the playing field. I personally will not be going with the Align system as I have another unit in mind just stating that they are making it easier for people to enter into FBL. Also you can bet their kits will probably be offered in FBL versions out of the box.

Next year will be interesting to say the least. I can already foresee all the "my Heli crashed itself for no reason" threads. LOL!

Dave Williams
Team Align

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 02:15 AM  7 years agoPost 14
twguns

rrVeteran

Indianapolis, IN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

They only "leveled the playing field" IF their unit is any good...

Alan Szabo can make anything look good flying. We will need to wait until "the average guys" get them to see if they really work well, don't you think?

bigTim

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 02:59 AM  7 years agoPost 15
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

We will need to wait until "the average guys" get them to see if they really work well . . .
And to see how often and it what ways they fail in flight.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 03:12 AM  7 years agoPost 16
DWS6

rrKey Veteran

Newark,DE

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Lol! Both good points. But if there are issues Algn will fix it regardless. It won't help those that already forked out for V1 but they will get it right eventually. I can't imagine they can screw up 2 more gyro too badly. I think they may surprise us. Atleast I hope they do! Lol

Dave Williams
Team Align

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 04:33 AM  7 years agoPost 17
oysifly

rrVeteran

Bentonville, AR

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

We will need to wait until "the average guys" get them to see if they really work well, don't you think?
I think that the Align system is pretty much a 'plug and play' unit as there is really no software tweaking involved, at least that is how I understand it to be. Just make changes in the radio and it's good to go. So I would think the average joe can make it work without any hassle at all.

I fly Vbar and I like being able to tweak my settings to my liking, we will see how well the align system is out of the box.....???

Quick...here comes my wife....hide that new Heli !!!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-03-2010 09:35 PM  7 years agoPost 18
chopper_crazy

rrElite Veteran

Delphos, Ohio

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I fly Radix birds on my nitro and electric birds and SAB's on my gasser. I have flown the edge blades and really like them as well.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-21-2010 04:22 PM  7 years agoPost 19
Kenny Johnson

rrApprentice

12mile S/E of AMA Headquarters. IN-USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

In my experiences with the blades of today I would have to go with Edge. I have flown most blades out there and I can honestly say that they woke up my 700. What I mean by that is I noticed that they seemed to have more stopping power, and the hard climb outs don't seem to lose headspeed like others. This was experienced without any changes to my setup besides changing blades. Keep in mind I by no means am a professional pilot, but I do seem to burn quite a bit of nitro! With that being said I believe that most pilots may see the same experience.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 1323 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › Blades today
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 3  Topic Subscribe

Monday, October 23 - 7:01 am - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online