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Old 07-01-2017, 07:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I just hit up Bryan at mikado. He said there were 3 sets left in the preorder scheduled to arrive mid next week. So, I grabbed a set. Down to 2 left unless someone already grabbed them.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Amain has 5 sets coming in from Mikado, 3 of which are spoken for.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/vtx-des...57/p675705?r=0


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Old 07-01-2017, 08:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Only Fine Helis has 5 sets on the way and several B surface as well.

http://onlyfinehelis.com/heli-blades/vtx
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I just got notice that mine shipped.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Ditto. Holiday notwithstanding, I usually have stuff by Wednesday when they ship Monday morning. Almost certainly I'll. be flying them next Sunday :-)
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:49 AM   #26 (permalink)
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As they are nearly here, has any data been released in regards to optimal rpm ranges?


I may have just missed the post
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:34 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Germany shop has them in stock already. I just can't justify the price, otherwise I would buy them. Maybe feedback from other pilots will convince me, who knows...
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:54 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Germany shop has them in stock already. I just can't justify the price, otherwise I would buy them. Maybe feedback from other pilots will convince me, who knows...
Will ordet a set
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:23 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Will ordet a set
.... i already did. my set is on the way and should arrive wed/thu.

will try them this weekend on t-rex 550 dfc and Logo 550 SE...

hoping for same great result as vtx697....
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Guys, please let us know how they feel!
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:03 AM   #31 (permalink)
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My set will probably take longer to arrive as i will order a bunch of other items.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:33 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Got a set on pre-order with Amain. Hopefully they aren't too far away.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:27 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Mine are saying they'll be delivered on Friday... I'm betting they show on Saturday afternoon.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:15 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Friday mine as well. Just good for the the weekend, if this will be a hit i will get "b" surface. I have 697 a and b flying b most of the time.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:28 AM   #35 (permalink)
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mine did arrive yesterday... surface perfect, weight: 121g, now hoping for weather & enough time... so curious
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:41 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Mine are out for delivery today!
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:49 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Howdy folks,

For a thorough write-up on the 557's technical points and operating suggestions, look here:

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=757182&page=18

Give us some feedback on how they fly!

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Old 07-06-2017, 12:00 PM   #38 (permalink)
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just had the luck to do 2 quick flights before weather turned really bad

the only things i did: Edge 603 replaced by VTX557 on my Logo 550SE CF and main rotor rpm set to +100 (=1800/2000/2200) in vbar, 12.5 pitch stayed and gooooo...

i tried the same some weeks ago wit Edge 553s and did non like it so much for several reasons ( general pitch performance, pitch around mid stick, cyclic performance, bird felt "smaller"). of course with some tuning would have been better, but i cannot image result would have ever been "like i want it".

so there is no direct comparing with the result of today... but: VTX557 felt *wow* immediately. pitch around midstick soft and accurate, pitch has more (well controlled) pop (tail had to work harder ), cyclic faster and with more controlled feeling, heli generally felt well "locked" and no feeling of a smaller bird at all.

tried some autos and did not feel any drawback vs Edge 603s if not even a little advantage.

it's just a first impression but => will do some tuning and sell the 603s

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Old 08-23-2017, 11:52 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I have two sets of VTX 557 blades in hand that my kid won at IRCHA from the Mkado booth. Let me know if your interested. Was told at IRCHA they are the only ones in the states besides what the team pilots have.

Just pm me and I can post this in the for sale section.
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I have two sets of VTX 557 blades in hand that my kid won at IRCHA from the Mkado booth. Let me know if your interested. Was told at IRCHA they are the only ones in the states besides what the team pilots have.

Just pm me and I can post this in the for sale section.
I guess they should have thrown in a 550SX kit to go with them
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