My first bades on my Raptor 50v2 were Mavrikk 600 mm woodies. I thought they flew very well until one of them flew out of its grip in inverted flight. I was probably over-reving them just a hair
My second blades were the TT CF black and whites, which I felt flew even better. At least until I smashed of of them to smithereens, anyway.
My third set were Mavrikk CF plain whites, which seemed to fly just fine. I recall they're a bit lighter than the TT black and whites, but not by much. Well, I needed to experiment some more, so I sacrificed them in order to move on to KSJ 600's, which are fiberglass. Those are a bit weird, with a kind of main spar, which I am assuming is the actual fiberglass part, and what looks like a plastic covering in the actual airfoil shape. They weight what seems to be a third of the other blades, if not a quarter. Of course, they flew as well as the others.
now for my question: I imagine heavier blades would make the heli feel more planted in wind, due to stronger gyroscopic effect. Likewise, lighter blades should probably do aerobatics faster. I seem to like the feel of the heavier blades better. But what of auto-rotations? Are the heavier blades better for auto's? If so, how much better? More to the point, how much harder would it be to auto with the KSJ's as compared to the heavy TT black and whites?
I've noticed that even the Mavrikk woodies are *much* heavier than the KSJ's. Should I not worry about it? Does anyone have experience with these blades? If they auto just as well, I'm better off buying them. They are only $40, as opposed to $55 for the Mavrikk white's, and $70-80 for the TT black and whites.
Thanks for any feed-back!
My heli spending has gone way down since I got a Honda 919 :-)