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Old 11-22-2009, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys.

Just new here and wondering what main blades you like for your Blade 400's.

Who is the best dealer to get them from ...price and shipping?

Is there anyone in Canada you would recommend if possible.....as anything coming from the states just sits at customs until they sort through the pile.....LOL

Thanks in advance everyone.

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Old 11-22-2009, 09:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know there's others but can't find my links right now but here's one store in Calgary http://www.pmhobbycraft.ca/store/cat...E-Flite-.-EFL/

Personally I've always went with the stock blades though there's a lot of other options and I'm sure others will chime in. Align 325's seem to be a favored choice.

If you need them right away then yeah you better order from Canada but expect to pay more. If you can wait check helidirect, Ron Lunds, dealextreme, readyheli to name a few. With exchange rate and shipping it may be a wash but I still feel better paying 8.00 instead of 12.00 for the product.

It's best to buy more than one of everything and then re-order when you're down to one left. Nothing sucks more than having to wait on parts.

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Just checked and the Calgary store is actually a buck cheaper on the blades than helidirect but Ron's has them for 8.99. With shipping and exchange it's a wash though unless you're ordering a bunch of other stuff.
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Hi Larry

Thanks for posting....I thought I might get a reply from you.

I spent a fair bit of time on the sim and felt I was ready last week. So I took her out and it was quite windy and gusty...but I thought I am going for it. Had a great time and actually got her into a hover at about 3' off the ground and then slide it sideways about 10 feet....COOL.

Did this a couple of times before I had to recharge. By the time I got another charge completed it was dark, but I just had to take it into the basement and give it another stab. Into a hover and broke the cardinal rule...took my eye off of it for a split second and reacted too late. Hit a fishing rod tube and split the end of the blade. Made about 2 blade strike before dropping the throttle and taking it down. But what a rush. I can hardly wait to do it again.
Going to have to make a big order....as you are right...waiting sucks.

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There's also http://www.rcflightstore.com/index.p...88_116_117_124 in Canada. If you go [ame=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=709229]here[/ame] you'll see a lists of online vendors. I didn't wade through the other 10 pages to see if all the suggestions were added to the list.
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Have you gotten more batteries yet? If not these are the best deal http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8934
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Thanks Larry.

Those are the exact batteries I ordered ( three of them). I think they came on Friday to the post office....I was away, so I will go in tomorrow. 9 days from Hong Kong...pretty good.
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my last order took 18 days.
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my last order took 18 days.
We're closer to Hong Kong.
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Have you gotten more batteries yet? If not these are the best deal http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8934
I bought these ones and really like them. They're a few dollars cheaper.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=6306

It only took 6 days for them to arrive.
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