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Old 06-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I keep breaking the wood blades and I need something a little more durable. Should I get carbon fiber or plastic blades? Are the carbon fiber blades worth the extra money?
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're still crashing often I wouldn't recommend them, they may take a hit or two but mine only took one to break enough to where I didn't trust them. Cheap woodies or plastic blades are a better option, though plastic blades will put the forces elsewhere.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://helidirect.com/xtreme-235mm-f...de-p-23857.hdx

every NEW SR pilot needs a set of these. they hover great, and are cheap and are very durable. they have orange ones too. the white ones are new.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not carbon, if you're crashing a lot, unless money is like tap water. $$$$$$$$$$$
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I'm waiting on these to come in to test - at $2/pair I felt that I had nothing to lose, especially if they work out. Shipping time is long but if they work I'll get 20 or 30 more.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270659416394

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Remember, if the blades do not break something else has to.
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I'm waiting on these to come in to test - at $2/pair I felt that I had nothing to lose, especially if they work out. Shipping time is long but if they work I'll get 20 or 30 more.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=270659416394

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"simulated carbon" what is that? is it wood with a sticker on it?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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"simulated carbon" what is that? is it wood with a sticker on it?
HAHA yes that is wood or plastic with a sheet of "carbon fiber" image on it. I used that stuff on my TI-83 slide cover in high school. Looks cool, but of course logically it is just adding weight to whatever it is on, not lighter like real CF.
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They came in yesterday. They're plastic with a looks-like-carbon-fiber wrapper. One concern I have is they say max RPM 2400. I think woodies are 2600. These feel lighter than woodies but I have none left to directly compare to. I spun them up and they are balanced and tracked perfectly. When it stops raining, I'll give them a whirl, although I'm a noob and that simply means hovering and practicing.

They did take 3 weeks to arrive. Maybe the ESky ones above are a better *and* faster choice.

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Old 06-25-2011, 02:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I know I'm a little late to chime in in this but I have been using the 235mm plastic blades from value RC on eBay. Not 100% sure but I think they're Edge brand. They take a beating! One tail boom, feather shaft, and main gear later they still track and balance. Just a few grass stains... I like the brass bushing in the blade root too.
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Remember, if the blades do not break something else has to.

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