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Old 07-30-2021, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Glass carbon blades?

I'm trying to find some white rotor blades for my trex 500 dfc airwolf build, and I found some from rcaerodyne but they're glass carbon, Would they work or do I need to stick to carbon fiber? This heli will see no 3d at all, even before I put the fuselage on it.
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I like the way glass blades fly on my non 3D helis. They give a nice whop whop sound too.
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I like the way glass blades fly on my non 3D helis. They give a nice whop whop sound too.
I like noisy blades. Blade farts always makes me smile.
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Any blade would work fine as long as you run low (scale like) headspeeds and don't plan on doing 3D / Smack flying.
Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 came stock with wooden 600mm symmetrical blades, and they worked great as long as you kept the headspeed below 1900 RPM.

Also, if you are really concerned, buy whatever CF main blade you like the best, and use the MonoKote Trim "Jet White" to cover the blades.
The MonoKote trim sheets are self-adhesive (super sticky), 3' long and 6" wide.
I use the neon orange to wrap the tail-fin skid on all my heli for my own orientation and visibility, and on the tips of my main blades.

To cover the whole blade, cut a piece that is about 5mm longer than the total length long and the 5mm wider than total circumference.
If you start at the trailing edge with 1mm of trim wrapped around the trailing edge to the bottom of the blade and then wrap it over the top to the leading edge and back to the trailing edge, you can keep it from lifting off the blade in flight. Use a needle or pin to pop any bubbles that can't be massaged out from under the trim with your thumbs.
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I'm trying to find some white rotor blades for my trex 500 dfc airwolf build, and I found some from rcaerodyne but they're glass carbon, Would they work or do I need to stick to carbon fiber? This heli will see no 3d at all, even before I put the fuselage on it.
Can you provide a link for the blades you are considering? I'm slightly confused. There are carbon (fiber) blades and glass (fiber) blades. I'm unfamiliar with "glass carbon".
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