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caseyjholmes
01-19-2009, 08:20 AM
I'm starting to agree.
I could use a hair or two quicker cyclic.
Some green or yellow Gorilla gear and paddles would be nice :smokin:

snjbird
01-19-2009, 09:00 AM
I didn't take any photos but my "new modified" paddles work very well... I see a noticeable increase in Cyclic rate and they sound much smoother. I have ordered a couple more sets and I'm going to do some more experimenting this week, once I have a good shape and airfoil Iíll post a set by step, It was not hard to do and worth the effort!

snjbird
01-19-2009, 03:00 PM
Best I can do on short notice
http://www.helifreak.com/picture.php?albumid=1740&pictureid=12690

JBuck
01-19-2009, 05:09 PM
I dont see a difference.

snjbird
01-19-2009, 07:18 PM
Really? I had the heli with me at work so I used an old camara to take the photo... sooo I didn't have an old set with me. Here is a side by side from the work shop
http://www.helifreak.com/picture.php?albumid=1740&pictureid=12698
http://www.helifreak.com/picture.php?albumid=1740&pictureid=12697

suwatp
01-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Now i am made plastic mold for this. I need FASTTTer too.
suwat p.
flyingsport.com

blunight
12-09-2009, 05:57 PM
snjbird,

How did you ensure the weights and shapes remained the same between the two paddles?

EDIT: Never mind Kevin, I see you intend to post a step by step. Sweeeeet! :Bang

Trent

bigboie
12-09-2009, 07:53 PM
i may be late on the game to mention this i didnt see it posted but have you tried the black outrage paddles ?? i just put some on and just wow this bird is unreal now

blunight
12-11-2009, 07:59 AM
FYI:
A friend just gave me a set of Gaui paddles, they fit on the Align flybar (easier than the stock Align paddles?!); I'll test it this weekend.

Trent

povern
12-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Anyone try a flybar for a ricco, they are much longer and I think the diameter is the same.

Unfortunately I do not have one around to measure anymore.

RyuuChi
12-11-2009, 12:33 PM
lol, can i put in a request for a torque tube while we're at it?:YeaBaby:

blunight
12-14-2009, 04:23 PM
The Gaui paddles are not a good choice for the Trex 250 in my opinion; they are WAY too unstable.
When hovering indoors with the Gaui Paddles sensitivity to changes in collective was greatly reduced compared to the stock paddles (and cyclic was very responsive); but once you got the heli outside look out, the slightest breeze would send it off in unpredictable directions!
Trent