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Old 05-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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I would prefer to tame cyclic response down a little bit so I bought some KBDD paddles.

I bought them by hole size and they are considerable larger

The original Align paddles are 8 grams.
The replacement KBDD are 16 grams

Is this too lager of a jump in weight and size?

Any idea how much response I will lose... I guess there is only one way to find out, but rain has prevented real testing

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Old 05-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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That may tame somewhat the cyclic but you could have achieved the same by changing dual rates and expo configuration on you TX coupled with a lower cyclic travel.

However those 600 paddles are an interesting trial for the 500.
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That may tame somewhat the cyclic but you could have achieved the same by changing dual rates and expo configuration on you TX coupled with a lower cyclic travel.

However those 600 paddles are an interesting trial for the 500.

I like that "interesting trial" I may do it just so I know but I bet I put the Align back on.

I was concentrating so hard on being sure the shaft size was right I didn't pay attention to the paddle size

Thanks! - still a little moist but It should dry off a bit here in a few thanks again!

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they should work, just make sure you put them in the front hole and check how warm the power system gets. your going to push a lot of air with the bigger paddles also check to see how warm your cyclic servos get, they will have to work harder to move with so much more surface area.
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they should work, just make sure you put them in the front hole and check how warm the power system gets. your going to push a lot of air with the bigger paddles also check to see how warm your cyclic servos get, they will have to work harder to move with so much more surface area.

OH yea good point thank you!

I'm not hard core yet but still good thing to watch.

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Heavier paddles to my knowledge gives more stability but makes it a little less agile / responsive.
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Heavier paddles to my knowledge gives more stability but makes it a little less agile / responsive.
+1 thats the theory!

However I dont think those paddles will be harder on the cyclic servos, any FBL sistem is much harder than that.
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Actually, KBDD paddles are really made to enhance the response of the heli, better performance....and even though they are heavier, they're better design may negate the added weight with better response then the stockers.....Make sure you use the front hole.
Adding weights to the flybar would have worked better to slow its response down quite a bit, and again as Matey said.. you may have been able to slow your response rates down using expo and D/R, leaving you room to slowly work your way to less expo and D/R as you gain experience.
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