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11-17-2017 03:27 AM  11 months agoPost 1
Capster

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Does anybody know where I'd find replacement MAIN blades or the aftermarket equivalent?

Capster in PA

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11-20-2017 01:44 AM  11 months agoPost 2
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I have a set of older Hirobo blades that may work..they were given to me a long time ago and I’ve never used them. They would need to be recovered and they have an asymmetric airfoil (flat bottom) so you can’t fly upside down with them, which would work well with a fixed pitch heli. They’re 45mm x 566mm, but they could be cut down, and they’re weighted so better for low head speed. Let me know what you think..I have no use for them so I’d sell them cheap..rather see them be used then sitting on my work bench.

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11-20-2017 02:40 AM  11 months agoPost 3
Capster

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TJK: Yes- I am interested in the Hirobo blades. Please PM me..

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11-26-2017 01:53 PM  11 months agoPost 4
gorhambirds

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BLADES
Also,
Check out the main blades for the REPRODUCTION Heli Baby from Minicopter, not the newer carbon fiber electric version. The Rebel blades, aside from the bolt hole spacing, were very similar to the Cricket blades. Basically, they were longer. When I compared the Heli Baby blades to my Cricket blades, the bolt hole spacing IS the same, only they are slightly longer. I think the Help Baby blades would work perfectly. You would need to fill in the bolt holes with dowel rod pieces, measure, and re drill for the Rebel blade straps. I think they would work perfectly. They are the old style " woodies " with flat bottom airfoils.

Steve Z

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11-26-2017 08:53 PM  11 months agoPost 5
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Steve, thanks for your post, but I will have to respectfully disagree:

The Minicopter "HeliBaby" blades are perfect fit for American RC Revolution 40 as well as for American RC Mantis applications (as well as Cricket if you simply shorten them a bit!), but the GMP Rebel blades were both considerably wider in chord than HeliBaby blades as well as longer. Hole pattern, as you note, is different as well.

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