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HelicopterBlades and Night Flying › Are all top blades the same these days?
05-31-2010 10:50 PM  7 years agoPost 1
carbonhead

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I know everybody likes one thing or another, but are all the top blades in the same performance bracket more or less?

Does it come down to what you like?

There was a time when V blades were the mutts nuts and the only thing to have, are all the top brands good in there own ways now?

Thanks.

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05-31-2010 10:54 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Wingman77

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not at all, some blades are far superior than others on the market.

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05-31-2010 11:10 PM  7 years agoPost 3
carbonhead

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Even the top price blades? Can you spend big bucks on rubbish blades?

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05-31-2010 11:28 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Wingman77

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I would say yes, you can.

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06-01-2010 10:54 AM  7 years agoPost 5
carbonhead

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What would you all consider to be 'top' blades?

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06-01-2010 05:00 PM  7 years agoPost 6
oldfart

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SAB, Radix, Edge.

Phil

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06-02-2010 09:09 AM  7 years agoPost 7
OICU812

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+1 to oldfarts list not in any order as many blades work well on different helis but I agree with those as being the better.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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06-02-2010 10:46 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Heliguychris

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Ahhhh VBlades I miss those guys....Would love to have a set now to compare with the newer ones.

+2 oldfarts list. MAH do some goodies too.... like the 800mm 3D blade

Licensed (CASA) UAV operator certificate holder 1-YFOF5-01 www.helicamaerial.com.au

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06-03-2010 12:30 AM  7 years agoPost 9
chopper_crazy

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I think you get what you pay for when it comes to blades however each pilot likes different blades because of the style of flying that they do

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

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06-08-2010 03:37 PM  7 years agoPost 10
Richardmid1

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Would the Align D blades be considered top blades? I sure like them.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-08-2010 04:28 PM  7 years agoPost 11
oldfart

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Would the Align D blades be considered top blades? I sure like them.
What other blades have you used?

Phil

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06-09-2010 08:06 AM  7 years agoPost 12
OICU812

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Phil one thing you should do is PUSH Century/Rotortech to lay to rest all the yellow, that is one thing I don't like about RTs is the amount of friken yellow they splash on em.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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06-09-2010 10:34 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Richardmid1

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Oldfart, SAB, V-Blades and Radix.

Not tried the new SAB's or the Radix SB's yet.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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06-09-2010 06:12 PM  7 years agoPost 14
oldfart

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Phil one thing you should do is PUSH Century/Rotortech to lay to rest all the yellow, that is one thing I don't like about RTs is the amount of friken yellow they splash on em.
On the other hand that is what others like - P.S. the black and yellow would go very well with the color scheme of your latest electric.

http://www.centuryheli.com/products...prtnm=CN266466C

or this colour scheme now on all 01 series:

http://www.centuryheli.com/products...?prtnm=CN266001

Yellow is a much higher visibility colour then white. That is probably why it was chosen initially.

Phil

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06-09-2010 06:21 PM  7 years agoPost 15
OICU812

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Well I think if you did a poll you'd find otherwise and it might shock you lol. Yellow yes ok but on tips like 690s not so bad but almost all of blade that mustard yellow not so attractive at all. I don't think it is more visible either just different...

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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06-09-2010 11:15 PM  7 years agoPost 16
nicholasdugas

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new iberia Louisiana

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I still like the v's over all the ones I used so far.


Team Cajun Helicopters
Trex 700 8717's YS91SR X9303

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06-10-2010 12:24 AM  7 years agoPost 17
MANCHA

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Cabo San Lucas, Baja- Mexico

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All carbon Fiber main blades and tail blades are in general good.

Be honest with what you are looking for, that it is !

FAI it is, then look for high weight blades.
Sport it is, then look for mid weight.
3D, lightest possible ones !!

SAB, CY, TT, RT and most of 35 dollars chineese CF blades perform well.

My 2 cents.

MANCHA

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