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Old 04-26-2015, 10:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Zeal also sent me a replacement set of blades for my G380 that the finish sucked on. The first pair was part of that initial CNC issue with the blades not folding back in the holder. A quick email and a new set was on the way. Great customer service.

That being said, these blades may be ugly on the finish but they are awesome in the air! I'm picky to a point about my helis but the finish on the blades I can live with for the price. My SAB 380s are pristine but I don't fly them since I like the zeal's feel better.

Maybe a light clear coat and polish can help for those that are concerned?
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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but Red is really sucks! Especially one blade. Very visible craters across edges.
Pair has different root thickness (5,12mm and 4,91mm) Different thickness at the ends! This Red pair looks like blades are not really new, but was laying somewhere in garbage before was packed.
Just look at pictures!
To be honest!
Just got replacement today. Absolutely perfect blades pair!
So... They can!
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Quite frankly I could care less about folks who are happy with their Zeals, and where they live. Fact is, the quality/balance of the blades I received is substandard and so is their customer service. I will not be wasting my money on them again.
I live in Australia and have four sets of zeal blades and I'm very happy with all of them
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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My buddy Mark bought a pair and put them on his Raptor G4. They look great and fly fantastic!
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I bought a set, and they were horrible! I mean real bad. I took them back to heliproz to have them replaced, and I got another set. They were not much better.

I started my thread here https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=675661 Zeal had helidirect send me a replacement set that was supposed to be great. Yeah they sucked too.

I have two sets of 570s and two sets of 95s that will never fly. I would rather cut a blade shape from plywood and fly those before zeals.
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:04 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Wow really, and you wonder why companies go out of business.
I purchased a set of Zeal 325's and there perfect, I then ordered two sets of 430's and two sets of tail blades, geez all perfect.
I am now ordering sets for my 550's and s set for my 700.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:35 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Tried zeal 750mm blades and didnt like how they flew at all. So much flutter from low energy tricks that they sucked all the inertia from headspeed. Worse blades for flying ever.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:30 AM   #28 (permalink)
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The Zeal blades have come a long way. I think they're great blades, especially priced really well.

Tareeq seems to have great luck with them.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:33 AM   #29 (permalink)
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The Zeal blades have come a long way. I think they're great blades, especially priced really well.

Tareeq seems to have great luck with them.
He could fly these:

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Old 02-19-2016, 12:01 PM   #30 (permalink)
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FWIW, I have a set of regular 255's and a set of 285mm energy blades, both flawless and perfectly balanced.
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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He could fly these:

Yep. He could. But he chooses to fly Zeal, at least on some of his Helis.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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He fly's what any body gives him.Zeal this week switch blades next week.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:53 AM   #33 (permalink)
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He fly's what any body gives him.Zeal this week switch blades next week.
Yes, and my point is that if they work for him, they work for anyone. There's no magic blade that makes a person a superior pilot. In all reality, all of the carbon blades out there right now are pretty darn good. I happen to support Zeal, and I think they're great blades. Especially with the pricing that is less than the other brands.
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Old 03-10-2016, 02:39 PM   #34 (permalink)
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If a set rail blades delaminated or broke in flight matt botos would be there.And fix the issue before some one got hurt.He takes pride in his product.Zeals are made in vietnam with no quality control.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:10 AM   #35 (permalink)
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If a set rail blades delaminated or broke in flight matt botos would be there.And fix the issue before some one got hurt.He takes pride in his product.Zeals are made in a little hooch in vietnam with no quality control.Here thay are making some 380 blades.
Yes, Matt has great products, no doubt!

I think you'd be surprised if you knew what else was made in the same factory. This kind of racist image and comment have no place in our heli community.
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I don't see anything here that is racist.

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Fact is that Rail blades are made at Fun-Key who have been making blades for decades. Zeal are made where they make Goblins. Those people might know how to machine helicopter kits, but they obviously have their problems with rotor blades
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Old 03-11-2016, 05:28 PM   #38 (permalink)
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If a set rail blades delaminated or broke in flight matt botos would be there.And fix the issue before some one got hurt.He takes pride in his product.Zeals are made in a little hooch in vietnam with no quality control.Here thay are making some 380 blades.
Your assumption that they are made "in a little hootch in Vietnam with no quality control", and showing a picture of some people who appear to possibly be Vietnamese is derogatory, and racist. Your statement is rude, uncalled for, and unappreciated. Simply stating that you don't think it's racist, doesn't make it not racist.

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Fact is that Rail blades are made at Fun-Key who have been making blades for decades. Zeal are made where they make Goblins. Those people might know how to machine helicopter kits, but they obviously have their problems with rotor blades
There's only one small problem with your statement, which I agree with. "obviously have their problems with rotor blades" I'll say they "had" problems with some rotor blades.

They have sold thousands of pairs of blades and they did have a handful of issues, but the production issues have been corrected. They're a great blade at a great price.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:58 PM   #39 (permalink)
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It is not derogatory and racist.

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Old 03-12-2016, 06:53 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The zeal blades on my OXY 3 are actually excellent. Good finish, perfectly balanced. Since you really are only as good as your last day in business, I am now a fan of zeals on the Oxy 3, despite my earlier comments.
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