To fly or not to fly, on these blades... - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopters > Helicopter Safety


Helicopter Safety R/C Helicopter Safety


View Poll Results: would you fly these blades?
Yes, no problem 7 15.91%
Yes, if i perfomed a good inspection first 4 9.09%
No, probbly not worth it 15 34.09%
Hell no 18 40.91%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2016, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default To fly or not to fly, on these blades...

would you fly on these blades or not worth it?

one blade has a few surface cracks around the mounting bushing in the blade. here are a few pictures.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskAsGBhE

CLICK FOR MORE DETAILED PHOTOS ^
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	3.jpg
Views:	255
Size:	31.8 KB
ID:	655801  

Last edited by HELI_FUN; 06-06-2016 at 06:07 PM..
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2016, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default

wow 46 views and only few votes.

It looks like people going more to the don't fly them side then anything else. time for some new blades. is 60 bucks a good deal on some halo blades 700mm
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,826
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: University of North Dakota
Default

I would definitely not fly those. You are not sure how deep those cracks go, and if the blade is weakened structurally. And yes, I would say 60 bucks is a good deal.
__________________
Compass USA Rep, KBDD Team Pilot, HobbyBoost Team Pilot
www.experiencerc.com
Dylan Hudock is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 01:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default thank you :)

Thanks for the input, I have a guy at my local R/C shop that wants to sell me his old halo blades, so i will most likely pick those up and feel more safe when i go to spool this thing up for the first time.

better to be safe , then sorry
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 02:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 10,756
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallapossa, GA
Default

you didn't say what size they are but even $100 i know sucks but its worth that to be safe. most 325/425 blades are pretty cheap
__________________
Spedix250pro,180CFX,Trex600 Beastx,Edge 540,Gremlin,POD Racer,,Whipit,Z-84,Electric Shock AMA 27 yrs.


Epoweredrc is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default

700MM HALO blades. I also have more pictures of them in the link above the small photo.
they look dam perfect other then the spider crack around the mount hole. oh well good to share with others
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 05:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 10,756
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallapossa, GA
Default

Oh, I didn't click the link sorry. ouch... well those are not cheap. what happened to them to get that way? did you crash or bad landing?
__________________
Spedix250pro,180CFX,Trex600 Beastx,Edge 540,Gremlin,POD Racer,,Whipit,Z-84,Electric Shock AMA 27 yrs.


Epoweredrc is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 06:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default

No, I have not even got to fly the dam thing yet, taking things very slow and checking everything on it. I bought it used on ebay for 500 bucks and it came this way. the guy said to check the blades before flight...

I have my 300 CFX I've crashed at least 10 times now to keep me busy till i get this one working.

Are the blades that i have all carbon fiber or just on the part that says 3d? they feel very heavy but they are the only blades i have handled in 700 mm size so i don't know the difference.

i checked on-line and the halo blades my r/c shop guy wants to sell me go for around $128 new, so sounds good to me.
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 06:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 10,756
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallapossa, GA
Default

Oh man that stinks, sorry to hear that... I just clicked the link and those blades are cheap, some have been happy with them, some have not.
they should be carbon fiber. but again cheaper blades
__________________
Spedix250pro,180CFX,Trex600 Beastx,Edge 540,Gremlin,POD Racer,,Whipit,Z-84,Electric Shock AMA 27 yrs.


Epoweredrc is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 06:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default

Thanks for you help man. one last question have you flow halo blades before ? do you like or dislike them?

when you said the blades are cheap you were referring to the pro 3d blades correct?
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-06-2016, 06:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 10,756
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tallapossa, GA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HELI_FUN View Post
Thanks for you help man. one last question have you flow halo blades before ? do you like or dislike them?

when you said the blades are cheap you were referring to the pro 3d blades correct?
i never tried Halo blades, and yes the pro 3d are cheap blades.
I have flown Zeal, Revolution, align , thunder power, Rails.
i am not that great of a pilot so they all fly well. I do think the Rails are quieter and might be a little more stable.
__________________
Spedix250pro,180CFX,Trex600 Beastx,Edge 540,Gremlin,POD Racer,,Whipit,Z-84,Electric Shock AMA 27 yrs.


Epoweredrc is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2016, 11:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,162
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: May 2016
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Default New blades

Thanks for all the input guys, ended up just getting a new set of 700 mm blades. After checking them out found my old blades must have been 710 mm you can also see they are a bit bigger and have a different cg when hanging by mounting hole.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175516.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	77.6 KB
ID:	656295   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175531.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	63.1 KB
ID:	656296   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175618.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	71.4 KB
ID:	656297   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175643.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	74.6 KB
ID:	656298   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175739.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	47.3 KB
ID:	656299  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175803.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	29.9 KB
ID:	656300   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160607_175733.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	656301  
HELI_FUN is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1