View Full Version : 2 or 3 blade head on MS CH46?
02-12-2007, 03:16 AM
I'm considering buying a MS Composit CH-46, but I'm a bit unsure about which version to get; the 2 or 3 blade head version and I'm hoping some of the CH46 pilots here can help me out.
I definitely like the 3 blade head a lot, since it resembles the original. But the MS site states that the 3-blade version is for experienced pilots. I already fly a Trex450 so I do have some experience fly a heli, but does it fly that much different from the two headed version? Is there perhaps any other good reason to chose either one?
I might as well wait for the TwinRex if the two bladed version is the better choice, I already have quite some parts laying around for the Trex. Any idea when you'll start selling it Joe??
02-12-2007, 06:02 PM
Unfortunately, I've not flown the MS tandem (even though I hope to some time in the future). However, I can understand their statement of the 3-bladed version being for "experienced pilots". The three bladed flybar-less head flies very differently than the flybar head. Throw two of them on the banana, and you've got a party happening...
Here's my suggestion. Ask yourself, "what do you want out of this"? A scale flyable helicopter, or a tandem that flys more like your T-Rex but isn't quite as scale when the rotors aren't turning. I'd recommend sticking with the two-blade -flybar stabilized heads. Then, once you're comfortable with it, buy the three blade kit and give it a try.
As for the TwinRex, it looks good also. Can't go wrong either way.
Let us know how it goes.
02-13-2007, 01:47 AM
Thanks for the response.
To answer the question posed; I'd like to try something different. I love the technical challenge of a multiple blade head, if there were a kit out there with 4 or more blades I'd be interested as well (budget permitting...).
I've been looking at this for over a year now so I think I'll wait for the TwinRex to reach the market and reconsider after that.
I'd still like to know, in which way a fly bar less head flies different.
02-13-2007, 05:03 AM
I have flown both and it is a little more twitchy with the 3 bladed head ,,,and a lot harder to setup and maintain . 2 blades look don't look as nice but are a lot easier and less expense when you have a bad mission. :WOW :glasses2:
The follower system they have on the 3 bladed head real is poor too. I think if that was taken care of it would be a little better system.
Joes Trex tandem is by far the best that I have seen and I am sure that like any other heli ,,the bigger you go the better it will fly and since you have trex parts already ,,,I would agree that you just need to wait ,,,and Joe has plans of 3 bladed heads later on. :wink: :lol: Learn to fly a tandem with 2 bladed heads and then convert to 3 when you get that ironed out.
02-13-2007, 08:08 AM
2 blades don't look as nice but are a lot easier and less expense when you have a bad mission. :WOW :glasses2:
My entire heli career seems like a bad mission every now and then.... :arggg:
The bigger you go the better it will fly and since you have trex parts already ,,,I would agree that you just need to wait ,,,and Joe has plans of 3 bladed heads later on
Another good argument to just wait and see what comes along. Thanks.
06-12-2007, 01:34 PM
I've been looking at this kit myself. Espritmodels.com sells it with the 3 bladed head. What is the parts availability on it? This isn't one of those kits I'm gonna have to order everything from overseas is it?
06-12-2007, 01:50 PM
The MS has parts at one or two places in the US.
The Tech models trex model will have quite a few US . distributors .. I would wait for it if I were you whtmex
06-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Thanks. I'd like to stay loyal to Joe @ Tech anyway. He's been doing me right as far as Rex parts go. Gotta love that military discount.
05-17-2008, 01:03 PM
Yes Joe is number one when it comes to helping you, and all so he has the patrs,Am loyal To Joe@tech. I just called Joe from Irag and asked him about Three blade rotor head and he's working on it so Ill wait He's because he all was comes threw for me. Rodney