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01-17-2009 02:03 AM  9 years agoPost 1
melderor

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Has anyone tried these blades? I have a Vibe 90 I'm thinking of trying these on. I am currently running Radix 710's that I like alot but I want to try something new.

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01-17-2009 02:14 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Anthony.L

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I know several locals that fly them and they all rave about them. I plan on trying some this summer on my 700N. I can tell you I switched from Radix 600's to Rotortech 610's on my 600N and not looking back. I have a feeling the 710's on the 700 will be the same story.

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01-17-2009 02:16 AM  9 years agoPost 3
george0079

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I fly The regular 710's. Now, I use the Radix blades only as a back-up.

I haven't had a chance to try the SG's yet. But they will be soon....

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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01-17-2009 02:30 AM  9 years agoPost 4
DWS6

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Whats the story on the SG's? Are they lighter? faster? Are they like the Radix SB's to the standard Radix?

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01-17-2009 03:02 AM  9 years agoPost 5
Funky Trex

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I have only flown mine a few times but they seemed to fly a lot like the standard Radix 710s. However, I haven't flown them back to back to make a good comparison. They seem to auto well and cyclic is pretty crisp. The weight is about the same as the standard Radix blades (around 180-185 grams)

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01-17-2009 04:06 PM  9 years agoPost 6
melderor

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Stone Mountain, GA. USA

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Thanks for the info on these blades. I can't wait to give them a try.

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01-25-2009 05:24 AM  9 years agoPost 7
QuickSilver

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I thought the Radix blades were made by Rotor Tech?

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01-25-2009 04:11 PM  9 years agoPost 8
KopterKat

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I did a side by side comparison of the Radix Std, SB's, VBlade V2,TST's, MAH G3 and Roto-Tech SG's all 710mm on my EVO 90. Now frankly I could fly them all, so to say that one performed poorly wouldn't be true, but to say I liked one over the other in reference to my flying style would be more appropreiate.

Now the truth is on my heli the SG's flew the best for me. The Roto-Tech SG were the crispest, fastest and best autorotating blades in the group. The Radix Std's, MAH G3's and VBlades were all very flyable it just seemed the SG's were a little better.

The Radix SB are great flying blades but did auto to well on the EVO, but did much better on the TREX 700.

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01-25-2009 07:49 PM  9 years agoPost 9
QuickSilver

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Tom,

I just ordered a set of the LE Rotor Tech 710 SG 3D blades from Heliproz south, funny thing is I must have got the last set because after I put them in my shopping cart I went back and it said they were out of stock. They should be here by Wed, and I can't wait to try them on my Stratus.

TTYL

Kyle

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01-25-2009 11:58 PM  9 years agoPost 10
KopterKat

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Kyle,

You should really like them, but if you don't I'll trade something that I have or give you cash for them. That is before you flip it upside down and scrap the tips

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01-26-2009 02:20 AM  9 years agoPost 11
QuickSilver

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Tom

LOL I think I am done flying down on the deck over asfault (for now anyways)after my last crash with the Raptor, I think I will stick to flying over the soccer field where the damage is less severe in a crash.

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Kyle

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01-26-2009 02:20 PM  9 years agoPost 12
KopterKat

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I hear ya man.

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01-26-2009 05:27 PM  9 years agoPost 13
imnxtc

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I did a side by side comparison of the Radix Std, SB's, VBlade V2,TST's, MAH G3 and Roto-Tech SG's all 710mm on my EVO 90. Now frankly I could fly them all, so to say that one performed poorly wouldn't be true, but to say I liked one over the other in reference to my flying style would be more appropreiate.

Now the truth is on my heli the SG's flew the best for me. The Roto-Tech SG were the crispest, fastest and best autorotating blades in the group. The Radix Std's, MAH G3's and VBlades were all very flyable it just seemed the SG's were a little better.
Similar experience here, but I also heard that the SG 3D blades (CN267166SG) were the same as the lesser priced RT 710's (CN267166), with a simpler color scheme. So I ordered a set of those and compared them to the SG's....I could feel no difference so I have used the standard RT710/3D's ever since on my 710mm helis, and save the money for other things.

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01-26-2009 09:30 PM  9 years agoPost 14
QuickSilver

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I don't doubt your claim at all, they put Scotts name on it, give them a limited Edition look. Scott gets a % of the sale and R/T hopes to sell more of them by using his name. Marketing at its best

Kyle

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01-26-2009 10:47 PM  9 years agoPost 15
imnxtc

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I understand that Scott was & still is one of the R&D pilots for RotorTech blades.

So it seems a natural progression in marketing, that they would make some with his name and an extra bling color scheme on them.

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02-11-2009 06:49 AM  9 years agoPost 16
wolfcbr2003

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SG rotortech blades are the same weight on every blade. 185grams. The regular yellow tip will be a range of different weights.

When you order a Scott Gray version you are getting a 185gram blade every time.

Other than the weight being exact everytime and the paint on the tip they are the exact same blade as the yellow tips.

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02-11-2009 11:07 PM  9 years agoPost 17
oldfart

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SG rotortech blades are the same weight on every blade. 185grams. The regular yellow tip will be a range of different weights.

When you order a Scott Gray version you are getting a 185gram blade every time.

Other than the weight being exact everytime and the paint on the tip they are the exact same blade as the yellow tips.
Just to clarify.

I trust what you mean by this, is that every Scott Gray blade will weigh 185 grams, even those from different pair.

While the standard RT equivalents pairs will always match each other in weight, but each pair may be slightly different in weight from that of a different pair...e.g. both blades in one pair may be 184 grams while both blades in another pair may weigh 186 grams.

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02-12-2009 12:10 AM  9 years agoPost 18
Ghostrider

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The CG is slightly different on the SG editions as well as the weight. The standard RT's are usually about 5-10 grams lighter but the CG is further out.

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02-12-2009 12:28 AM  9 years agoPost 19
wolfcbr2003

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Washington

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According to the techs Scott Gray versions are identical to the Yellow tip. The only difference is you are going to get 185g blade everytime you order a new set of SG Blades. I asked if the CG was different etc and again they said the only difference was the weight.
I have 3 sets of SG's all of them were 185g.

I suppose you pay the extra mula for better quality control with regards to the weight.

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