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01-13-2009 10:13 PM  9 years agoPost 1
meowsqueak

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I've googled around a bit but I can't seem to find this information - perhaps you can help please?

What I'd like to know is the weight (per paddle) in grams for:

- stock Raptor50 black paddle
- Raptor50 white paddle upgrade
- Raptor50 red/green/blue paddle upgrade

I want this info so that I can calculate the approximate roll rate change between each set of paddles.

Please - no guesses, I need accurate numbers. Thanks!

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01-13-2009 10:37 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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Black 30g.
White 25g.
Green 20g.
Blue 20g.
Red 20g.

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01-13-2009 10:37 PM  9 years agoPost 3
meowsqueak

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I have reason to believe the weights are:

- black: 30g
- white: 25g
- red/green/blue: 20g

Apparently roll rate is approximately proportional to:

[paddle area] x [head RPM] x [flybar diameter] / [paddle weight]

So a reduction in paddle weight from 30g to 20g will give approximately a 50% increase in roll rate according to that formula. Increasing the headspeed from 1800 to 1950 will take that to about 63%.

Interesting to know considering I'm about to try upgrading from black paddles @ 1800 to red paddles @ 1950...

EDIT: Thanks Heli770 - you have confirmed my findings.

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01-13-2009 11:36 PM  9 years agoPost 4
baddynergy

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Interesting to know considering I'm about to try upgrading from black paddles @ 1800 to red paddles @ 1950...
Try one thing at a time. Do the paddles, get used to it and if you feel the need fpr more headspeed bump it up then.
So a reduction in paddle weight from 30g to 20g will give approximately a 50% increase in roll rate according to that formula
I dont think its quite that much, maybe 30%

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01-13-2009 11:56 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Swoop

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I dont think its quite that much, maybe 30%
I agree with this, if anything maybe even less.

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01-14-2009 12:46 AM  9 years agoPost 6
meowsqueak

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Try one thing at a time. Do the paddles, get used to it and if you feel the need fpr more headspeed bump it up then.
Absolutely!

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01-14-2009 01:14 AM  9 years agoPost 7
bboyy

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I agree, one thing at a time going from black to red makes a difference, then comes your higher head speed.
Isnt there ultra light green? At 15g?

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01-14-2009 01:30 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Swoop

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pretty sure the green are the same weight as the reds and blues. I believe the next lightes would be V paddles and then the stubz.

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01-14-2009 03:01 AM  9 years agoPost 9
baddynergy

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pretty sure the green are the same weight as the reds and blues
Yup, they are all 20grams.

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01-14-2009 03:07 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Heli 770

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You may be able to find the Green 15g. on someones heli that crashes a lot!

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01-14-2009 05:34 AM  9 years agoPost 11
David Blain

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meowsqueak--
Rollrate- simple!
Spin on a set of the CY paddles and it will roll like a banshee....
NOT that the Raptor paddles are bad, they preform outstanding for most basic to moderate 3D moves but for some monster roll action in forward flight....
Go CY paddles!!
Just try them and let me know how you like them!!!

David Blain
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