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08-07-2011 10:15 PM  6 years agoPost 1
arizonaheli

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I have had 2 people tell me that the Ebay blades sold 5 pairs at a time for $18 are ok to train with. One vendor has them stocked in NY so the free delivery would be less than a week. Anyone use these? Your experiences?

These are fiberglass construction and my fear would be more head damage after an impact vs. the wooden blades.

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08-08-2011 05:58 AM  6 years agoPost 2
RCHSF

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Just depends on how hard, and which way you crash. Crash it easy as possible. I thought woddies were the way to go, but they seem to fly weird to me. Now if Your 3Ding one in Idel up 2, and pile it in, woddies might save you some, but most people want use woddied for 3D as they can explode at higher rpms. I ordered a set of fiberglass blades from HK a while back, well few weeks ago took about week and half to get to me, set in customs for 5 days.

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08-08-2011 05:04 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Solmanbandit

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Except in occasional circumstances, my head damage usually includes, feathering shaft, main shaft, blades, and flybar. Since you are flying in normal mode, cut the power as soon as possible and it will minimize the damage.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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08-08-2011 09:28 PM  6 years agoPost 4
MichiganFlyer

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I have been running fg blades for my learning since the are just over $3 a set from xheli and I like them. The main shaft just takes a beating in a crash for me anyway.

http://www.xheli.com/60p-pro-3252.html

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08-09-2011 07:35 PM  6 years agoPost 5
JerryWC

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Blodgett, Or - USA

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Hi friends,
Yes I have bought the cheapo's from e-bay and have used the wooden and fiberglass and carbon fiber (wow, it sounds like I crash a lot) and to tell you the truth I can't tell the difference. I don't think any other beginner would either. My advice is to make it as light on your wallet as you can. You will know the difference when you get good enough.
Good Luck
Jerry
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08-09-2011 10:21 PM  6 years agoPost 6
budz

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i still fly the xheli fiberglass blades on my 450pro and 500. with my flying style, fff, flips,rolls, loops,inverted circuits...not a problem. heck i also fly 600 fiberglass blades in most of my helis.

one thing i noticed, whenever i fly expensive blades, i am a little bit uncomfortable

team solo

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08-10-2011 12:08 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Solmanbandit

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one thing i noticed, whenever i fly expensive blades, i am a little bit uncomfortable
Putting too much thought into the money that is up in the air. lol

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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08-12-2011 05:09 AM  6 years agoPost 8
freakyreef

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Kansas\Colorado border

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Putting too much thought into the money that is up in the air.
The other thing is, not putting enough money into the air. For example, if you use cheap components that cause a crash, that can damage your confidence in your machine. When you lose confidence in your machine, it shows in your flying and in your nerves.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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08-12-2011 08:08 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Melnic

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Plenty of cheap blades online.
Wood will shatter easier but wood takes the damage instead of the heli.
Fiberglass is plenty good enough for training and if you fly over grass, can take flopping over if you chop the throttle in time.
Carbon fiber will be stiffer and have less tracking issues and tend to balance better.

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