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Old 04-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the horizontal stabilizer fin serve a purpose ? Having a coffee conversation at work and I would like some insight !
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No it doesn't.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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other than possible blade deflection off the boom NO
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It looks good
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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On a real heli, yes. On a model, no.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks !! That's what I said !! Their was a big issue as to why I don't use one !! I told them because it's not needed !!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't use mine for looks and 1 gram of weight reduction.
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In contest models, yes. It plays a big role in model tracking. You won't see an F3C model without one. FBL machines do not need one as they rely on their gyros to track straight. They do not need the vertical one either.
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I like it for the extra visability, mine is neon orange, these 450's get hard to see at a distance.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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+1 Visibility, It is a opportunity to put a bit of bright color on the tail to make it stand out. I got a florescent red set, helps me see the tail. Heck, for $6, why not? Mine have held up great for two years.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My heli didn't come with one.

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Old 05-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Some people say it effects backward flight. I didn't really notice any difference with it on or off.

I took it off.
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