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02-08-2006 05:35 AM  12 years agoPost 1
helihi

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i have a 30 v2/os 37/mp2 with wood blades and was wandering what cant i do with woodys meaning 3d??? im running the blue dampners also.

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02-08-2006 05:40 AM  12 years agoPost 2
orlee008

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why not just upgrade to carbons and not have to worry about what you can or can't do??

But to answer your question, woodies are OK for general areobatics (loops, rolls, stall turns etc.) but you MUST have carbons for 3D

Also, the red dampeners are best.
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02-08-2006 05:52 AM  12 years agoPost 3
helitroll

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Wood blades
You can do anything you want with wooden blades. Maneuvers are not as crisp and you may want to run a lower head speed. The only thing I would not recommend doing with wood blades is autos. They can be done but the reserve at the bottom is minimal at best. I learned to do autos with wooden blades on a Raptor 30 only after beoming proficient with a 60 size ship. I only tried them with a 10 mph wind as well. Fly them till they rot or have to be replaced. There is no need to replace them until you have to. I have seen more problems with warped fiberglass blades than any type of problem with the wooden blades.

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02-08-2006 06:19 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Salty

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You can do anything you want with wooden blades.
I disagree, like the gent. above said, gentle aerobatics is fine, woodies is NOT something I would fly for hard 3d which would fall under the "anything you want" category

Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.

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02-08-2006 09:11 AM  12 years agoPost 5
SkateFreak

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Umm,
You cant run a headspeed over 1700rpm or else yr heli will most likely explode

I agree, jst get carbons and be done with it

-Jvr

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02-08-2006 06:17 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Rafael23cc

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Like I saw on another thread, if you have to ask, then get an upgrade.

I flew loops, rolls, stall turns, and a few other maneuvers with wood blades. When I changed to carbons, I had to control my movements since the wood blades were so forgiving on control inputs.

So ask yourself the question: Am I ready for carbon blades?

I can't find them today, but IRCHA had a pilot proficiency level chart that was a great indication of where to go next. If your next level indicated high G manuvers, then it was time for carbon blades.

Rafael

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02-08-2006 06:30 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Eury

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A good place to go if you don't want to drop the $ on carbons is a set of cheap World Models fiberglass blades. Personally, I don't like running woodies at all after seeing one let go and destroy a heli, so even where they aren't strictly necessary, I still won't run woodies.

I had a Hawk Pro that existed so I could buddy box people, and play around on, and I put those cheap World Models blades on it, they took a ton of weight to balance, but once balanced, they flew great, even did the 3d stuff, and autos pretty well. Check into them, they only cost $26 at my LHS, not much different than woodies.

Nick Crego

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02-08-2006 06:39 PM  12 years agoPost 8
helihi

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thanks all for your input. i will at one point get some c/f for it but these blades are new and im really not in the hard stuff yet i just need to no if they would take it. as everybody is saying that can do light stuff well, that's good for me right now. as long as i dont jam the stick hard and that the first time i have heard you could not auto with woody's dont thay weigh more the c/f??

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02-08-2006 07:13 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Eury

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You can auto with woodies, just not as well as carbons. Most woodies I've had are pretty light, and the airfoils have a higher drag than CFs, so they don't auto that great. That being said, I learned autos on a Caliber 30 and Raptor 50, both with woodies, if anything, it helped me later on, since CFs work much better.

Nick Crego

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