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08-02-2013 07:58 PM  4 years agoPost 1
jbess

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Call me nieve, but, why do guys just sell one or search for a single rotor blade? Was just in the classifieds and seen this. Weird....

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08-02-2013 08:04 PM  4 years agoPost 2
RCHSF

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Not sure odd, most time they are pretty matched, an odd one would be several grams off I'd guess. Unless they were real high dollar blades. And they only broke one, and need another. So I guess, it's possible to match a good set up.

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08-02-2013 08:18 PM  4 years agoPost 3
lejon

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Easy

Cuts the cost way down and for those of us who used to cover and balance our blades (partly because they really needed it) it is a very easy task to add to the lighter blade to match weight and CG.

I don't anymore because I really never got that good at it and fortunately I'm no longer crashing every weekend like I did years ago.

Lejon

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08-02-2013 08:53 PM  4 years agoPost 4
YSRRider

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I would say.... stupidity. Lots of ignorant pilots out there that will run anything on their heli. Balancing blades has become a thing of the past. Hardly anyone does it anymore which again is stupid. I have bought pairs of high end blades in the past which were marked as being matched and when I put them on the balancer, they were way off. either it was a mix up at the factory or someone tampered with the packages. The time it takes to internally balance blades is not worth it and I am no longer a fan of putting tape on the outside.

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08-02-2013 10:11 PM  4 years agoPost 5
Rafael23cc

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YSRRider
I would say.... stupidity.
WOW. I hope you never have to face the decision of giving up the hobby completely or putting food on the table.

Now before i get flamed for that statement, If I could continue flying at a moderate to low budget, and still be able to feed my family I would. That could mean thinning the herd to just one helicopter and buying mis-matched blades. Not everything has to be top-of-the-line in this hobby.

When I was a student, I would have given up almost anything to get my hands on a mis-matched pair of carbon blades. Back then, there was no RunRyder, no internet, and of course, I had no money to buy a new pair. I also had to finish and balance my own wood blade kits. It's a skill that I prefer not to maintain, but will perform as necessary.

Rafael

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08-02-2013 10:59 PM  4 years agoPost 6
YSRRider

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08-02-2013 11:02 PM  4 years agoPost 7
YSRRider

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edit, waste of breath.

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08-03-2013 01:38 AM  4 years agoPost 8
honda411

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Because people like me who only damaged one blade has an extra good blade just sitting around doing nothing. So buy the same exact blade as a single and balance them and you now have two.
I don't think its so much used for mix matching blades. Its for those who have only damaged one blade.

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08-03-2013 02:15 AM  4 years agoPost 9
D.Magee

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Call me nieve, but, why do guys just sell one
Why would I not sell one if I had it and some one wanted it.
I would not buy just one.
If some one wants to balance a set of blades more power to them.

Teameagles@HaveFun

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08-03-2013 02:50 AM  4 years agoPost 10
stubbs

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But what if you have a right blade and can't find any left ones or vice versa?

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08-03-2013 02:54 AM  4 years agoPost 11
D.Magee

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But what if you have a right blade and can't find any left ones or vice versa?
then you just put it on upside down.

Teameagles@HaveFun

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08-03-2013 03:07 AM  4 years agoPost 12
Retired2011

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Even though I'm pretty new (this time) I check and balance all my blades, necessary or not.
then you just put it on upside down.
If you put a blade on upside down, how do you reverse the pitch on that blade?

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08-03-2013 03:39 AM  4 years agoPost 13
Luvmyhelis

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Spokane, Washington. USA

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Geez, I still run a Koll balancer on everything. Not a single set of blades I have ever bought came out to the standard I set. Yeah, they come close some times. But close is nowhere near perfect. Balancing blades is stupid? WTH?

Old cranky heli builder

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08-03-2013 04:59 AM  4 years agoPost 14
AWittleWabbit

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But what if you have a right blade and can't find any left ones or vice versa?
LMAO

Why waste a good blade? If someone doesn't mind balancing them to save some $$, why not? That reminds me, I have some singles to sell.

The biggest thing is whether it is worth selling a single.

Heli-itis sufferer.

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08-03-2013 02:59 PM  4 years agoPost 15
stubbs

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I wouldn't buy a one-off blade because, if the set was crashed and one blade took a hit hard enough to make it unflyable, you have to wonder how hard of a hit the other blade took, as well, because it probably took a hit.

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08-03-2013 03:13 PM  4 years agoPost 16
McKrackin

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I would say.... stupidity. Lots of ignorant pilots out there that will run anything on their heli. Balancing blades has become a thing of the past. Hardly anyone does it anymore which again is stupid. I have bought pairs of high end blades in the past which were marked as being matched and when I put them on the balancer, they were way off. either it was a mix up at the factory or someone tampered with the packages. The time it takes to internally balance blades is not worth it and I am no longer a fan of putting tape on the outside.
Stupidity?....Seriously...Wow!
and I am no longer a fan of....
That statement says that that you once DID do things like that.
That puts you in the very category you created...

While ignorance can be fixed...stupidity can not...
Stupid is permanent.

Are you sure "stupid" is the right word?

I'm not trying to argue for or against anything by the way...I just hate the word "stupid"....It just seems it's rarely the right thing to say

I literally never use the word literally right.

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08-03-2013 05:16 PM  4 years agoPost 17
MattJen

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i too am old school,
i always balance my blades or least check them,doesnt take long to do,hence the reason none of my machines have vibes or wobbles on spool up,like anything in this hobby the more time you pay attention to setup and maintainance the better the machine flies and the longer it will last before part need replacing.

Even top sets of blades i have bought needed a tiny amount of balance..anything that is massed produced is never perfect.

Matt

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08-03-2013 09:29 PM  4 years agoPost 18
reddragon

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Even top sets of blades i have bought needed a tiny amount of balance..anything that is massed produced is never perfect.
I agree wholeheartedly.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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08-04-2013 01:42 AM  4 years agoPost 19
nitro fun

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You can always make one of these to put that one blade to use

Watch at YouTube

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08-04-2013 02:47 AM  4 years agoPost 20
npsk8ter

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Joliet, Illinois USA

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WTF... I didnt even know it was possible to still fly with only one blade creating lift

T-Rex 700n vbar, Logo 600 vbar, Rave 450 350mm 6s beastX, Devil 480 6s vbar... Need I say more???

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