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03-23-2021 03:41 AM  22 days ago
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Wooden Raptor 30 Blades on FBL system ?
Looks like I'm the one who's asking questions based on products from yesteryear ....
I have a very clean (new) Raptor 30 with many spare parts and their FBL head which I bought also years ago and good digital servos. I finally have some time and have worked out how to use an Align 3 GX (upgrade to v 5.0) . I have an Aurora 9x with a Maxima SL receiver.
So several questions :1 ) Can I use my new Raptor 30 wooden blades in a FBL set up . I only do upright circuit flying with this heli ? 2 ) Is my Hitec Maxima SL receiver. which is the size of a postage stamp be 'large enough ' to be used in a big machine ? 3) Are there any FBL 550 mm sized 'modern' blades for sale as I believe this sized model is now obsolete?
Thanks for reading !
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03-23-2021 03:57 AM  22 days ago
Rojoalfa

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Wood blades? No problem.

Maxima SL receiver, full range receiver so, no problem.

CF blades 550? Yes... You can find it.

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03-23-2021 08:40 AM  22 days ago
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Wood blades?

I disagree.
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03-23-2021 10:47 AM  22 days ago
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I flew one with wooden blades no problem.It was the flybarred one, but I fail to see what difference that would make. Just make sure you build them as per the instructions,Good luck
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03-23-2021 02:06 PM  22 days ago
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I have done it as long as you dont fly like a 25 year old wanna be 3D sponsored factory pilot

The blades will be fine for gentle circuits loops and rolls
ageing is manditory maturity is optional
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03-23-2021 02:40 PM  22 days ago
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I had the wooden blades fail in flight causing a total loss of the helicopter. The company actually replaced the helicopter at no cost to me.
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03-23-2021 02:43 PM  22 days ago
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Funny this thread should pop up now. Just this weekend I had my Raptor 30 at the field. Some of the fellas had never seen wood blades. I told them they were new and going to become the next big thing. No one bought it.

Anyway... My model is fly-bared. These wood blades are good enough for mild acro. I get about 20 minutes on a tank and do flips and rolls. As Busher said, be sure and build them properly. I'd add, don't go crazy with headspeed.

If any of this seems too scary, spend the money for some cheep carbons. For this model and your flying you should be able to find something suitable in the $35 to $60 range.

https://usa.banggood.com/MXK-550mm-...AiABEgJK-_D_BwE

https://www.amainhobbies.com/kbdd-i...bdd550b/p259784

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04-04-2021 01:08 AM  11 days ago
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I have flown my Kalt Enforcer for thousands of flights with wooden blades. Ensure the blade ends are securely glued down to prevent them from shedding. They perform exceptionally well, doing all sorts of 3D manoeuvres. They perform better since they are lighter and respond faster than heavy composite blades.
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