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HelicopterMain Discussion › What blades for the summer ? just experts please
06-09-2012 04:29 PM  5 years agoPost 21
reddragon

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Blanka you should just take out "just experts please" out of your title.

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06-09-2012 04:35 PM  5 years agoPost 22
HeliKopter Ken

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Maybe an expert would be the one who has flown all the blades on list given.

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06-09-2012 04:54 PM  5 years agoPost 23
GyroFreak

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Air cooled blades for hot summers.

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06-09-2012 05:24 PM  5 years agoPost 24
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Blades for different seasons now?? WOW! It just keeps getting better and better! I use northern hemisphere, low altitude blades.

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06-09-2012 07:54 PM  5 years agoPost 25
CX1

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I use northern hemisphere, low altitude blades.
If you use the high altitude version you'll get more lift

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06-09-2012 08:14 PM  5 years agoPost 26
JOLT

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I really like Edge Blades. I've never been disappointed with the quality, performance or the price.

But in all honesty, as your ability increases, the noticeable difference between blades becomes more apparent.

If you are still in a phase where crashing is likely, I'd stick with affordable until you are confident in your flying. Blades are expensive and usually a sure thing to replace in a crash.

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06-09-2012 09:33 PM  5 years agoPost 27
dkshema

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For winter flying where it snows a lot, use blades with the ability to use chains for better traction. Check the clearance between your blades and the inside of the blade wells first, however. If using chains, you may need special chains for radial blades.

In areas where ice is a problem, and where allowed by law, I find blades with studs really grab the air well and hold fantastic in cornering.

Skip the soft rubber blades for ice/snow, they don't last long.

If you're just starting out, I'd suggest sawdust retreads they are cheap, hold well, and are expendable.

Summer blades need to be good in rain or dry weather. If you're off-roading a lot, I'd suggest all-season blades. If you fly mostly from dry pavement, a good set of touring blades keeps the noise down when flying. If flying a tandem rotor, replace all blades with the same type and size.

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You'll find as your skills improve, you can feel the difference between blades as you fly them. You'll eventually end up with a favorite blade. Use what you end up liking.

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06-09-2012 09:35 PM  5 years agoPost 28
dkshema

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YSR -- northern hemisphere blades. Is it true that blades spin the opposite direction down under?

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06-09-2012 10:30 PM  5 years agoPost 29
YSRRider

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YSR -- northern hemisphere blades. Is it true that blades spin the opposite direction down under?
Yes, same as toilet bowl water. Blades go opposite and tail must be on opposite side of the boom.

Motors also must be timed in the opposite rotation. Be aware of this when buying used motors.

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06-09-2012 10:32 PM  5 years agoPost 30
dkshema

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Well, that means when buying gears, one should pay attention to if they are made to run CW or CCW, too, then.

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06-09-2012 11:05 PM  5 years agoPost 31
JPhillips

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If you are still in a phase where crashing is likely, I'd stick with affordable until you are confident in your flying. Blades are expensive and usually a sure thing to replace in a crash.
Couldn't agree more with Mark's suggestion here. I was given the same advice when I first began the hobby.

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06-09-2012 11:53 PM  5 years agoPost 32
OLROY

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All you EXPERTS have no clue...none of you have mentioned using ceiling fan blades
The best wide core blades out there

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06-10-2012 01:33 AM  5 years agoPost 33
sonnyhad

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No, but in the summer, fan blades are a much preferred choice by experts one and all.

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06-10-2012 03:05 AM  5 years agoPost 34
rpat

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EXPERTS......indeed. While were at it no one mentioned blade wash. It is just like prop wash but it comes in a bigger container.

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06-10-2012 06:56 AM  5 years agoPost 35
mr dan

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EXPERTS......indeed. While were at it no one mentioned blade wash. It is just like prop wash but it comes in a bigger container.
I prefer the drop in tablets , smaller container,although you will sacrafice stability.

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06-10-2012 02:10 PM  5 years agoPost 36
Thatlumox

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All you experts....I need to see some credentials first!

I use two different size blades to help counteract the dissymmetry of lift.

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06-10-2012 04:58 PM  5 years agoPost 37
mr dan

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All you experts....I need to see some credentials first!

I use two different size blades to help counteract the dissymmetry of lift.
AHH yes good point! the counteraction of dissymmetry yes yes .

What about the liquid cooled nitrogen filled air inducted high heat resistance summer use blades? Dont they make them anymore?

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06-10-2012 05:25 PM  5 years agoPost 38
JasonJ

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Blades for different seasons now?? WOW! It just keeps getting better and better! I use northern hemisphere, low altitude blades.
I have heard they are coming out with regional blades now as well. We have a lot of moose and elk so they are working on big game proof blades. We have a lot of vehicle vs elk/moose crashes here so it's only a matter of time before a heli vs elk/moose incident happens at the field...

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06-10-2012 05:41 PM  5 years agoPost 39
YSRRider

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Ceiling fan blades dont have enough leading edge for 3D.

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06-10-2012 06:19 PM  5 years agoPost 40
Glenn Goodlett

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Some fine expert answers here.

Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question...?

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