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10-11-2005 06:35 PM  12 years agoPost 1
gaanel

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Greenville, SC

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I broke my standard wood blades. I have also injured the tail boom. The tail boom still works but the blades are gone so I am using the plastic blades.
When I went to buy some new blades I noticed that they are selling an upgrade kit of a new tail boom, timing belt, and 335 mm blades.

1. Is this worth going to?
2. What does it help or improve on the heli?
3. Should I just buy that standard 315 wood blades with plastic roots?

My current flying is mild aerobatics, some flips, inverted flight, etc.

Thanks,

Gary

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10-11-2005 07:10 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Jbruntveit

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Yeah, buy the Xl upgrade. My rex where so much better with the 335 blades. Much more stable.

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10-11-2005 07:20 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Helichomper

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go with the stretch kit, all the difference in the world

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10-12-2005 12:26 AM  12 years agoPost 4
lowflyer101

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have you guy go invert..with 335mm woodies? 315 mm is good choice all around...

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10-12-2005 02:06 AM  12 years agoPost 5
KevinR

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have you guy go invert..with 335mm woodies? 315 mm is good choice all around...
Yes, they work inverted too

I find the 335mm blades are better performance all round than the 315mm. I'm not a great pilot, but to me, they are more stable and give better climb out. They will cost you a little bit of flight time though since it takes more power to swing the bigger blades.

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10-12-2005 04:40 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Titan520

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I tried it when I bought my strech kit and yes it flies more stable.. due to the bigger surface area.. I'm not sure if it loads up the motor and batts that much to affect the flight time..

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10-12-2005 02:17 PM  12 years agoPost 7
concept1

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Youngstown, OH

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I was very supprized, I got lower head speed but faster climbouts, and it flips and rolls much faster then with the 315's, and of course more stable.. try them once and you will be wondering why you didn't do it long ago..........

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10-12-2005 04:45 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Jcopter

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The 315's are the much better blade almost every one here flys with them, faster head speed, the 335's bog down the motor (All the extra weight flinging around up there). Even with the stretch boom most find the 315's the way to go!

Jack

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10-12-2005 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 9
KevinR

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The 315's are the much better blade almost every one here flys with them
Just curious, where is 'here', LA or RR?

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10-12-2005 05:06 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Jcopter

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Los Angeles , Gridley field

Jack

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10-12-2005 05:59 PM  12 years agoPost 11
KevinR

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I guess the jury is out on which is better. I've found the 335mm blades to work better for me and most posts I've read have said the same. I only run a headspeed of about 2600rpm though.

Are the 315mm baldes more popular in your area because they come with the heli so everyone has them? Or do people go out an buy the 335's and then switch back to the 315's?

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10-12-2005 06:16 PM  12 years agoPost 12
TheX

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Newport Beach, California

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If the 335's are bogging your motor down you need to look at your setup. I'm in southern California and not everyone here runs the 315's. Generalizations generally prove to be false.

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10-13-2005 12:28 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Jcopter

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Los Angeles, CA

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I try not to generalize and I think you'll find, I said most, Not All run 315s! I work in a hobby shop here is socal and have sold mostly the 315s, some people do want the longer blades, but sales of the 315's by far outweigh sales of 335's and this may differ in different part of the country (maybe even county) but I was talking about my experience and the people I fly with. So you should go with what YOU feel is right for you! Everybody's experiences are different, people set up there copters differently, what works for one may not for another. When someone asked for help all one can do is tell them about what works for them, my experiences tell me that the 315's are MY Blades of choice. Your mileage may differ.

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10-13-2005 06:43 AM  12 years agoPost 14
AnnihilaT

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I was very supprized, I got lower head speed but faster climbouts, and it flips and rolls much faster then with the 315's, and of course more stable.. try them once and you will be wondering why you didn't do it long ago..........
My sentiments exactly. I have found the same things you mention above to be 100% true and ive been flying the 335's now for about 3 months at around 2600 rpm now as well (was flying them closer to 2800 before but I have since dialed it down a bit). I find them to be more stable, flip / roll faster, climb outs are a night and day difference, and I prefer them to CF blades (only tried SABS) which are heavier and reduce headspeed and flip/roll rate due to the extra weight causing more gyroscopic effect. This might go away if i up the speed to 2800-3000 but with these blades and me running on only 3 cells this is just drawing too much amps.

My Conclusion: on 3 cells, 335 woodies are the best blades i have found for 3D. There are tradeoffs but generally i am happiest with these blades.

If you arent flying 3D you will still like the added stabilty these blades will give you in a hover but you can get the same from a nice set of CF blades but for a higer price.

Just try a set if you are in doubt... its at most a 10$ mistake but i think you will find you love them and if not at least you can say why from experience instead of just regurgitating what others have told you at the field or here at RR.

Experimenting is part of the fun of this hobby... go have some fun!

Cheers,
Anni

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10-13-2005 04:16 PM  12 years agoPost 15
KevinR

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My Conclusion: on 3 cells, 335 woodies are the best blades i have found for 3D. There are tradeoffs but generally i am happiest with these blades.
My thoughts exactly. One guy at my local field uses them on 5 cells and prefers them too.
Out of all the people I know who have tried them, the only complaint I've heard is from one person who said they make the collective a bit more sensetive.

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10-13-2005 04:20 PM  12 years agoPost 16
AnnihilaT

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The Netherlands

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yeah thats prolly bcuz of the bigger disc but as im sure you have told him - he can soften his pitch curves to fix that.

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10-14-2005 10:02 AM  12 years agoPost 17
Pitounet

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France

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I've been flying 315 and 335 for one year. I do Basic 3D flips, rolls funnels, tic tocs, inverted and backward flight, starting piroflips. I have found that you get more climbing perfs with the 335, they are more impressive to see, however, i prefer the 315 that i find more comfortable and more forgiving.

The reason I prefer the 315 are.

- They will give me better flight time on 3s
- They load less the motor.
- The headspeed is higher with them, when I do tic tocs, i prefer having a higher headspeed, in case of headspeed drop, i still have plenty of headspeed
- When the headspeed drops it will be recovered faster.
- I don't really mind for hard climbing or making my heli jump or making a hyper violent stop.
- Unlike the other in this thread, i do not think that they flip roll faster. The 315 roll/ flip faster to me.
- You need a larger place to execute the same figures with 335.
- You will suffer less from wind with 315 than with 335

However 335 are cool to Imho

- The 20mm more offer a LOT OF ADDITIONAL LIFT, that is cool when you want to have an aggressive style.
- The heli is more stable wih them
- They offer a slightly better visualisation when the heli is far.


I still have 315 and 335 and from time to time I fly my 335. When my skills will improve i might prefer the 335 for their better lift that will allow me to have a more agressive style. For now, i prefer changing my pinion and running a higher headspeed.

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10-15-2005 02:34 AM  12 years agoPost 18
lowflyer101

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garden grove, CA

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trex are like foods..and people got different taster....i guess this subject depend much on the power setup of each pilot...the best answer out there since align's blade are dirt cheap...get both 315 and 335 and try it yourself .//you will find which suit you best...
for me i will stay with 315 woodies,,and 325 carbon...combo with justgofly 450f, tp2100/3, align 35A,,,this setup put a smile on my face everytime i hover her up...i tried 335 mm on 450 and mega motor month back...it was kinda nasty set up..too much climb and i got about 1/2 inch off track when invert.

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