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Old 09-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i want to order carbon tail blades for my 3d+. Should i use 85mm or else?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you want 95mm or better yet try out 96mm KBDD Extreme tail blades. They work as well as carbon and cost less. Also less prone to chipping and overall more durable than carbon. My buddy was just flying his 600Pro couple days ago and his Align carbon tail blades disintegrated just by touching the grass. He put a set of KBDD 102mm Extremes and flew the rest of the day no problem (he needed bigger ones to run lower head speed on that new 600Pro)
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the stock one are 85 or 86mm i think. 95 is not to long?
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Perhaps someone can confirm the length of the stock ones but I run KBDD 96mm extreme and they're working very well. You should avoid using gravel road or any gravel surface for takes offs and landings though. I've destroyed enough tail blades this way.

I also have a pair of these (95mm) and they seem to be much more durable than Align ones...
http://www.ac-rc.com/product_info.ph...paua00k55mrb10

These no name carbon blades worked decently well but for some reason KBDD extremes work a tiny bit better. They're cheap enough to order both the carbons and KBDD extremes and give them a try. Ordering from AC-RC has been flawless for me in the past. Takes about 5-6 business days for delivery.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The stock blades are 95mm long. They're actually not too bad in flight, but they need a lot of speed to hold well in wind. Not bad for "test" blades or for sport flying. Regular KBDD 94's are pretty good and the 96 EE's are really nice. Better than carbons I think, plus better visibility. Definitely a lot more durable for sure. I've ground off the tips of a LOT of KBDD tails and they just keep on truckin'! Carbons get one nick in them and you have to toss them or worry about them coming apart. Usually a lot pricier too.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well stated Tim!
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