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10-14-2013 02:19 AM  4 years agoPost 1
TMoore

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I've got a new set of 695's for a new machine and all of the my old ones have a balsa core but I understand that the new ones like the 695's use artificial or fake wood cores or so I'm told. Who's crashed a set and knows what's really inside them. I've been told it is blue foam.....anyone with actual eyewitness experience?

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10-14-2013 02:32 AM  4 years agoPost 2
RappyTappy

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I watched Alan Szabo Jr smack a set quite a while ago at the field in Vegas and if my memory serves me correctly, getting old now lol, I kinda remember seeing blue foam.

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10-14-2013 02:46 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Dr.Ben

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Per Nick, the latest blades use a blue "foam" but not in the tradition of say a Fun Key's blue foam. Rather, the material more like a synthetic wood in its porosity and absorptive properties. If you google synthetic wood there is a good read to be had about it.

Ben Minor

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10-14-2013 03:03 AM  4 years agoPost 4
TMoore

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Ben, would that be like particle board or are we talking something that is injected into the blade and then cures?

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10-14-2013 04:18 AM  4 years agoPost 5
Dr.Ben

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Core is cut the pressure laminated with the skin. No injection.

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10-14-2013 02:18 PM  4 years agoPost 6
rcnut

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My question...are they like the old blades in performance? I've been thinking of trying a set...

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10-14-2013 02:39 PM  4 years agoPost 7
bparro

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They do perform like the old ones. Even better in my opinion. They are more efficient than before but still very crisp and a lot of pop.

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10-14-2013 05:09 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Tyler

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I watched bparro fly his V-blades this weekend. They sounded good on his TT 700E, but Ben won't let me fly his stuff so I cannot comment on how they fly personally.

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10-14-2013 06:54 PM  4 years agoPost 9
bparro

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Hey Tyler, next time we fly I will bolt my vblades on your heli for a flight.

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10-14-2013 10:53 PM  4 years agoPost 10
Tyler

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Bparro, you had your chance to bolt them on my machine this weekend until you... well, you know what you did with your blades. I'm sure you will get more.

Kidding aside, your bird looked and sounded great from a spectator's view.

I'm gonna keep enjoying my Falcon blades!!

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10-14-2013 11:18 PM  4 years agoPost 11
bparro

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I have 715's also if you want to try those. But yeah, it will be a while before we fly again.

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10-15-2013 05:45 PM  4 years agoPost 12
RGorham

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I have been flying a set on my X7 and I like them very much. They are very stable in a hover, fast as all get out in forward flight and quick/crisp collective response. The other two things I noticed is they are much quieter in the air than most of the other brands I have been flying and they auto well.

*These results I have mentioned were done in fair wind conditions. (under 5 mph)

Terry, if I crash a set I will send them to you! lol

That's my two cents

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10-16-2013 12:49 AM  4 years agoPost 13
RappyTappy

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its funny, they are completely opposite of old school vblades, cause old vblades were what you would get if you wanted some loud blade farts. also back in early 00' i remeber my friends getting vblades for their 50s that were more flexible than standard wood blades, watched 2 of my buddies chop their booms off in mid air, lol

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11-11-2013 02:34 AM  4 years agoPost 14
jbiter

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After an unfortunate incident this past weekend, I can confirm the blue foam core in the new Vblades. They also have a wire to contain the pieces so that they no longer fling parts when they hit. Nice feature

Jeff

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