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Old 02-10-2008, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alternative blades for Esky Lama V4?

We are running out of spare blades for my son's V4. Has anyone tried using Hirobo XRB blades? Will they fit? I can get them but the Esky stuff isn't "officially" imported in Japan.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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google "lama v4 extreme blades". these are made of a harder plastic and last quite long, even when crashed into things. i got two full sets for $20 shipped. i believe it was from www.xheli.com
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use the helimax axe EZ blades...these are stiffer and more durable.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Go for the extreme blades!
multiple hits (even mid-air collisions) and only some scratches.
a good site for ordering is : www.miracle-mart.com

Blades are around 10 dollar (upper and lower).

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I highly recommend that you encapsulate the remaining blades in thin packing tape! Just use the wide tape, lay sticky side up on the table, lay the blade (leading edge in the middle of the tape) and fold. Be careful to not crease or bubble the tape! It works wonders! I went through how many sets for my Comanche? Even hitting my leather boots shattered a set! Since I "encapsulated", I've hit the wall, a chair, the wardrobe etc etc and I still have the same set of blades on!

There is the issue of the shatter-prone blades being sacrificial, but the nice thing about the Lama regarding this particular point is the hinge blade holder system, which, I believe helps to protect other parts further down the line a great deal.

btw Flight characteristics didn't alter at all.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The packing tape method works surprisingly well when you're trying to stretch your last remaining set until spares arrive... but when you order, get Xtreme (the correct spelling - I believe some places sell poor quality knock-offs under the Extreme name). The helicopter will feel more responsive and the blades can take incredible punishment without damage.

Miracle Mart is a great source for the blades and other Lama spares - and if your motors have a lot of hours in them, you might want to take a look at the Xtreme motors too. More power, longer life, and the brushes can be replaced when they wear out.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the tips!

I gots lots of packing tape. Will do that for now and look into these X-treme blades later.

That is if my son starts showing more interest in it. If not "I' might go carbon, brushless and blinged aluminum everwhere... Wait! What am I thinking???
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Wait! What am I thinking???
tz250w, please do not worry unduly about your present condition. It's known as "Helicoptitis" and has so far been documented as being responsible for nothing more than dwindling bank accounts and slightly peculiar behaviour in the predominantly adult male section of the human race. Symptoms often break out in the male of surprisingly advanced age which would lead to believe that the disease has something to do with the old one about "going back to long lost childhood". The disease is everything but dangerous and has led to tight "bonding" of certain subjects possessing surprisingly high IQ's and, paradoxically, an otherwise very pronounced independent spirit. The only known treatment is W.A.S.P, a new and rather revolutionary technique presently being tested by a rather sad and sorry lot of escapees from a very different and repressive/eliminative heli site. Take heart tz250w, take heart Sir.

btw Your avatar, large heli collection and the "it's my son's fault" rubbish would indicate an advanced and incurable state of the malady. Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I concur with wibble, there is no cure and the only treatment is spending vast sums of money and hiding new stuff from the wife.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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GOLD!!!

But oh so true... :o
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