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Old 04-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone use the stock blades or actually use 335mm blades? I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble.

I've read mixed reviews on the stock blades and I don't care to spend $34 them.
The US hobbyking stocks these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RC-335mm-Car..._qi=RTM1562569
which end up being under $15 after shipping.
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I haven't tried those particular HK blades, but I've tried a number of the cheap Chinese blades, including a couple sets of HK... If you're not getting 2 or more sets for $15, spend the extra buck and a half and get these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ALIGN-325D-3...item258b1b8d2f

Those are the best cheap blades you can get, in my opinion.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I use those Align 325D blades on my other FBL heli. I'm wondering if it's worth getting 335mm blades. I'm assuming the extra 10mm adds to the stability and/or control.

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I haven't tried those particular HK blades, but I've tried a number of the cheap Chinese blades, including a couple sets of HK... If you're not getting 2 or more sets for $15, spend the extra buck and a half and get these:

Align 325D 3G Carbon Fiber Blades AGNHD320D HD320D | eBay

Those are the best cheap blades you can get, in my opinion.
Are these a good fit for root thickness and hole diameter?
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I recently put those blades on my 450X. Used the shims that the stock blades used and it feels fine.
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Old 04-08-2014, 04:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are these a good fit for root thickness and hole diameter?
Yes they are. I use the stock washers that came with the stock blades of course.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use revolution blades thier 335mm. Dearer than the align but cheaper than Blade blades. As far as I am aware they were designed for the 450X.

I use the align 325 d pro blades on my 450 3d - there very good balanced blades for the price.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldnt use those cheap blades...I have before and had one fail at the root, destroying my heli. The cheapest ill use is the align ones for around 18 bucks....and they fly great!
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've used those hobbyking blades and haven't had any tragedies. I can feel more lift with 335's that 325's but the aligns are higher quality. Stock blades are 335 though so when I fly 325's the heli feels heavier but I have metal gear servos so maybe on a lighter 450 it will matter less.
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I really like the revolution blades. I've been trying to find pre-weighed / pre-balanced blades. But from what I see they're actually a few dollars more than the stock main blades.
Also I notice the Align Blades with the stock washers are an extremely tight fit. I typically don't keep my blades that tight. For now I'm only using one washer per blade. I'll go out tomorrow and fly with the Align blades and see how it goes. By the way, the center of gravity on the set of Align blades is nearly spot on! Wow.


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I use revolution blades thier 335mm. Dearer than the align but cheaper than Blade blades. As far as I am aware they were designed for the 450X.

I use the align 325 d pro blades on my 450 3d - there very good balanced blades for the price.
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The Align blades are the way to go.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Does anyone use the stock blades or actually use 335mm blades? I'm wondering if it's worth the trouble.

I've read mixed reviews on the stock blades and I don't care to spend $34 them.
The US hobbyking stocks these: RC 335mm Carbon Fiber Main Blades | eBay
which end up being under $15 after shipping.
I use these blades but from HK 335mm both Carbon Fiber & fiber glass. Give them a shot I love them an these are all I use on all my 450
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Thanks, I did order them a couple days ago; I'll be less hesitant to give them a try.
I used to go with fiberglass blades when I first started to fly 450 size helis but the weight difference is considerable.
I generally find the cheap blades are tough to center and balance. I have a cheapo carbon fiber set with about 6 lines of tape on it. I'm willing to experiment on my V450d03 but not on my 450X.



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I use these blades but from HK 335mm both Carbon Fiber & fiber glass. Give them a shot I love them an these are all I use on all my 450
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Thanks, I did order them a couple days ago; I'll be less hesitant to give them a try.
I used to go with fiberglass blades when I first started to fly 450 size helis but the weight difference is considerable.
I generally find the cheap blades are tough to center and balance. I have a cheapo carbon fiber set with about 6 lines of tape on it. I'm willing to experiment on my V450d03 but not on my 450X.
I flew them also on my V450D03 they are the same size as 450X length wise.
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I wouldnt use those cheap blades...I have before and had one fail at the root, destroying my heli. The cheapest ill use is the align ones for around 18 bucks....and they fly great!
I use the Align 3G, they fly great and are surprisingly tough, resisting minor blade strikes and crashes. Look good too.
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