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03-11-2010 04:26 AM  8 years agoPost 21
Brendan78

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Good stuff

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03-11-2010 01:55 PM  8 years agoPost 22
Chris Bergen

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Well I have crashed my first set of EDGE blades.....And I'm STILL impressed!!

Similar to the Radix blades, there is a wire keeping the lead in the blade attached to the rotor head through the root, so all that came off were some carbon fiber remnants and some stiff blue foam all over the flying area..

Chris D. Bergen

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03-14-2010 07:55 PM  8 years agoPost 23
jczankl

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I know my EDGE Blades are pretty durable. I have put mine through

* Serveral Crashes including, Snow, Tree(Orlando Blowout), And they finally came to their end a few weeks ago.

I am not saying that they will survive everytime but if your quick on that throttle hold you have a really good chance of saving your blades!!!

EDGE= ONE TOUGH PAIR OF BLADES!!!!!

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03-15-2010 01:12 AM  8 years agoPost 24
oldfart

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Similar to the Radix blades, there is a wire keeping the lead in the blade attached to the rotor head through the root, so all that came off were some carbon fiber remnants and some stiff blue foam all over the flying area..
FYI

The first blades made by the manufacturer (FunKey) of Edge & Radix blades, were the Rotor Tech blades that were first flown my Scott Grey in many successful competitions a good number of years ago. They were the first to have this safety feature built into them, years before Radix or Edge hit the market.

As Funkey makes the blades for Radix and Edge, it is good to see that they have incorporated this safety feature into them also.

Phil

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03-15-2010 01:47 AM  8 years agoPost 25
OICU812

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Overall I think the Funkey line is pretty solid. Rotortech, Radix, Edge are all around pretty good blades indeed.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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03-24-2010 07:38 AM  8 years agoPost 26
heliman06

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Rotortech, Radix and Edge are good blades. I have been using all 3 brands and never have issue. Love them!!!

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04-06-2010 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 27
PaulBowen

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I believe ZIGSAW have had wire retainers in their blades for at least 12 years. Its not a new idea.

FUNKEY have been selling blades under the Funkey brand name for many years.

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04-08-2010 12:00 AM  8 years agoPost 28
whytlotus

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The Edge 713's are out. Got a set FB And FBL coming.

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04-08-2010 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 29
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I'm going to have to pick me up some FBL 713's. Do they have matching t/r blades?

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04-08-2010 06:56 AM  8 years agoPost 30
OICU812

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Yes up to 105mm in tails Justin.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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04-08-2010 03:59 PM  8 years agoPost 31
blbills

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Can anyone tell me if they have noticed a flight performance increase on a fbl machine when switching from regular blades to the edge fbl blades?

And if so, can you describe it? I know that they just have some extra weight on the leading edge but does that really make a difference as with a vbar you can electronically modify the performance however you want.

Brian

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04-09-2010 04:34 PM  8 years agoPost 32
a1saleen

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good question... i would like to know the same thing

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04-09-2010 04:43 PM  8 years agoPost 33
Jag72

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Blades
When you say "regular" blades I assume you mean non flybarless specific blades?

I have tried most of the different blades out there...and in my opinion i'd say the "performance" gain between different blades comes in the form of stability or speed?

which do you like more...

I like Speed...so I tend to fly the blades that are just faster ...

I flew the Edge blades before and they are okay...but compared to the Rotortechs and SWE/Gohbee's and Torsions they are not just not as fast in the cyclics...but they are smooth/stable blades

If you try to increase the speed of the system too much the Edge blades start flopping and farting....

BUT...they are plenty fast...just not quite as fast as some of the other options...

I myself found the best "performance" flybarless blade for me to be the Torsions and SWE/Gohbees...

but I'm sure there are plenty who would feel diffferently...

Anthony

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04-10-2010 10:31 PM  8 years agoPost 34
OICU812

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Where abouts is the COG on the new Torsion FBL blades Anthony? Idea on what they weigh to? I seen them but wanted to see what people thought before trying them as in past Torsions were terrible on my FBL systems.

It's like you said there are alot of good blades on market, and they truly are personal preference for sure and can change from heli to heli as well.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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04-12-2010 06:54 PM  8 years agoPost 35
Jag72

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Torsions...
I disliked the 430 torsions I tried on my trex 500 flybarless ...but LOVE them on my flybarless roxxter and logo.

The "Regular" Torsions weigh in at 125 grams...roughly...

I am getting a set of the new Torsion flybarless ones as well...I talked to the shop that has the new FBL torsions and those weighed about the same as the "Regular" torsions...

and everything else including the C of G is the same...ONLY difference appears to be that Torsion drilled the Mountinghole further back on the root...so the bolt is a little further behind the centerline of the blades....

It will be interesting to see how they fly though...

I will know next week...

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04-12-2010 10:41 PM  8 years agoPost 36
helidevil

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now that i have an adiquit set up i realize they dont have verry much "POP" IMO

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04-15-2010 10:18 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Nalizan

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Coppell, TX 75019

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The Edge 603 blades are great blades. They are the first blades that I tried, and actually liked, that were not Radix

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04-19-2010 04:05 PM  8 years agoPost 38
CoronaL

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I think blades are so much dependent on how someone likes the heli to feel ie off center stability, collective response, stopping power.

For me, I tried a set of Edge blades on my Velocity 50 this weekend and I didn't like them. The collective felt spongy to me compared to what I prefer. Re-setting up my head a bit may have improved that, but I had other blades to run where I didn't have to mess with that, and got the feeling back I wanted. I will say the Edge are high quality blades in regards to how they are made etc... I can see why people like them, and I'm not saying my opinion should influence ANYONE who likes these blades. As I said, blades are a very personal choice based on feeling etc...

Randy!!! I am the liquor

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05-19-2010 06:00 AM  8 years agoPost 39
Ladymagic

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The LE-93-4 LE-93-4 EDGE 93mm Premium CF Paddles are in stock at Readyheli. I bought a set of paddles and tails for my Aurora since I've heard alot of good things about their main blades lately.

I normally fly Radix mains and V-Blade everything. I don't like CY Super Stubz becuase they feel like cheap plastic and I didn't like the way the flew either. The Radix tails just look unfinished and plain. They probably fly good though. V-Blades seems to have gone out of business or something; I can't seem to find anything that's in stock these days. I heard they were moving their labor overseas and stock should start flowing soon, but that was over a year ago. I miss them. Anyone know what up?

Back to my original question. Has anyone tried out Edge's new paddles? How do their tails feel? They look well finished and like they will fly great.

Mellisa

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05-19-2010 12:10 PM  8 years agoPost 40
helidevil

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nope, your the guinney pig!

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