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05-29-2012 08:49 AM  6 years agoPost 21
Terrabit

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Great feedback guys, thanks a lot! Keep it coming. The more information we can put together, the better.
If you like those you should get a boom ext kit for the 700 and try Edge 753's. They are really nice, and you can fly them at low HS. They are expensive though, not crash beaters.
I've considered doing exactly that. The Only thing stopping me is funds. Definitely on the agenda.

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05-29-2012 03:51 PM  6 years agoPost 22
ssrobzoom

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I flying an Align 600 nitro and what's the longest blade you can run

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05-29-2012 04:01 PM  6 years agoPost 23
Eury

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620s or 630s. I know 620s for sure (I ran them), pretty sure there is room for another 10mm there.

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05-29-2012 05:10 PM  6 years agoPost 24
rexxigpilot

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The 620s are the longest for the Align 600 unless you want to risk a blade strike. I did try a set of SWE 630s on my 600N and the main and tail will collide when deflected.

As far as the blade brand goes, who cares. It sounds like cheerleading going on here! What is important is how the blade is designed and constructed, how you plan to use them, and most importantly your personal preference. For example, UncleJane said that he mostly hovers and does big air sport flying, so the Aligns work well for him because they are slow to respond while others hate Align blades for the same reason. Someone else who stick bangs on a flybarred heli will want stiff yet light blades that have a longitudinal CG closer to the center hub and lateral CG close to the chord center (unstable) for quickness. FBL stick bangers usually prefer stiff but more tip and leading edge weighted blades to add a bit of natural stability from the blades gyroscopic and weathervane effect. FAI guys who need even more stability for hovering maneuvers will use very heavy and extra tip bias weighted blades.

Heli-cuzz brought up a good point about going NOBAR to find the natural feel of the blade. This is probably the best way to actually be able to feel the difference between various blades without influence from the FBL system (or flybar).

I tend to like quicker, unstable blades even with FBL so my heli responds quickly even at reduced headspeeds. I use regular RotorTech blades on most on my FBL helis for this reason. They are light, center bias weighted and are stiff both longitudinally and torsionally. On other helis that I setup for high headspeed, I will go with Edge FBL or Radix V1 FBL blades. Again, it is all preference based on how you fly and setup your heli.

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05-29-2012 05:57 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Terrabit

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It's easy to be a critic which is probably why there are so many. I'll take it under advisement. Thanks.

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05-29-2012 07:45 PM  6 years agoPost 26
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Heli-cuzz brought up a good point about going NOBAR to find the natural feel of the blade. This is probably the best way to actually be able to feel the difference between various blades without influence from the FBL system (or flybar).
Yes i agree, i'd like to know more about his NOBAR testing with dif blade types and what the differences between various blades without influence from the FBL system was for each......

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05-29-2012 09:34 PM  6 years agoPost 27
rotor head33

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i used to enjoy flying no bar but i must say when you finally like the blades you like a fbl system makes em that much better

Power is nothing without control

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05-30-2012 02:07 AM  6 years agoPost 28
heli-cuzz

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Heli-cuzz brought up a good point about going NOBAR to find the natural feel of the blade. This is probably the best way to actually be able to feel the difference between various blades without influence from the FBL system (or flybar).
Yes i agree, i'd like to know more about his NOBAR testing with dif blade types and what the differences between various blades without influence from the FBL system was for each......
Hi guys,
chiming in on my NOBAR experience with different blades.
I flew NOBAR style for a little over two years.
In the first couple of months. I flew Vblades, MAH, Align, Kyosho, HeliMax, SAB, Mavrik, and a couple of other brands.
They were all regular non fbl weighted blades. I was never really testing blades. Just had a bunch of sets of mains laying around.
I loved it when I was flying them but they all had weird tendencies in certain situations. My favorite of the list above was the MAH 693 mains. They flew great on NOBAR but still had some porpoising at high speeds.
I started flying EDGE fbl mains and never looked back. They seemingly performed flawless for my flying style.
I like to mix it up with some up close and personal wannabe 3D and love to use up the big blue skies as well. I'm happy as long as some roTors are spinning.
I will say one thing about NOBAR as fun as it was. It made me a much better pilot learning corrections to make it look fbl sytem controlled. Definitely keeps you sharp on the sticks.

Fury 55 NIB Furion6 CGY750 fbl helicopter-Frenzy CGY750 fbl nitro-Frenzy fbl NOBAR90

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05-30-2012 02:22 AM  6 years agoPost 29
rotor head33

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no bar almost should reallybe used as a training technique for those who already know how to fly but want the next step in gaining that edge on your help sills

also just to say with my setup and flying style

..hands down radix v1 fbl

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05-30-2012 02:57 PM  6 years agoPost 30
Zaaaguy72

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My favorites differ depending on what flybarless system I'm using. With the Vbar my favorites are Edge Flybarless, then Mavrikk G5 pro flybarred, then RT flybarred. With the Cgy 750 my favorites are G5 Pro flybarless, RT flybarred, Rails, and Edges last.

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