If I made a blade that was 1/3rd the weight of all other manufacturers, and made it generally 109% wider would it not have an appreciable increase in pop and floatyness? and increase flight and lipo time? Sure it would because there would be less parasitic drag from the sheer weight for starters, then there would factor in the increase in planform/profile of it, there's no mystery about it.
Let's look at the 70mm wide Maveriks I had to shorten to use on my 550 shuttle, lighter, more floaty, more pop, and agility. They are 550mm long and 70mm wide, have no 25gram balast, and weighed somewhere like 145gr after being altered,
The chopper sound they made was awesome and they were never a problem flying.
then we look at the same with what were 380's for a Spirit pro in wood reduced to 325's and beside those what began as a 425 reduced to a 375mm and tapered in toward the root of 35mm. The fattest part being 43mm and the root was 6mm thick for what could have fit on a 380/420 sab.alz heli (with widened grips).
and lastly the slick production of Mikado in the VTX,
notice any similarities?
My blades were shaped back in winter of 2015 and I messed with blade designs since 2005.
I just recently perfected a new template that is unlike the others in many respects and may be the "ULTIMATE" in rotor blade design, bold statement of course and I don't kid about these things. Any existing blade manufacturer looking for something new and would like to invest in a business venture with capitol feel free to contact me.
My motto is "Be prepared to be outdone".
VTX has a design oversight (I call it) with the thin tip, it would have been BETTER to round the leading edge around while it tapered to the trail edge in a smooth fashion rather than the thin leading edge it has. The tip has a square end which doesn't look like it fits with a round PETAL or Paddle design like a plane prop.
Moral of the story is lighter blades will equal more efficiency, more pop, more floatyness, longer flight times, all those good things and it won't hurt to make them a little wider chord than what's offered as standard fare, and they can be ruler straight or look like plank prop blades make almost no difference.