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Old 11-22-2019, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Today one of my tail rotor blades split along its length whilst in flight so I was down to my last packet. I went online to buy another supply and could not find any in the UK. I managed to get some from the USA but the postage doubled the price. I wonder if this heli is slowly being phased out by lack of spares or is it just a glitch in supply at the moment.
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They are still selling the V2 so it's just a UK thing. Plenty of parts for a long time. You might want to try the CF tail blade some time. It could also be they aren't making the white plastic one now the V2 is out.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could aswell try the Tail Rotor for 130S made by Rakonheli, or the One made by Microheli. I did not noticed any difference.
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Old 11-22-2019, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe 230s v2 is HH best selling heli for a long time now.
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If they set up the new 330S to fly like the 230S, i guess the 330S will be. Otherways, I agree.
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I believe 230s v2 is HH best selling heli for a long time now.
It's probably one of the best selling helis period. Probably only outdone by the V977/K110. Not going anywhere as long as HH is in business.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I was looking for a tail rotor using the V1 handbook and part number, which is BLH2021. The V2 tail rotor is BLH1404 but it is identical and there are plenty of these in the UK. Why would HH do this and cause a lot of confusion? I also think it is the same part on the 250 and carries the same part number as the 230 V2.
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Old 11-23-2019, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I was looking for a tail rotor using the V1 handbook and part number, which is BLH2021. The V2 tail rotor is BLH1404 but it is identical and there are plenty of these in the UK. Why would HH do this and cause a lot of confusion? I also think it is the same part on the 250 and carries the same part number as the 230 V2.
The v2 tail rotors are slightly thicker and stronger, meaning they flex less. That was the major issue with the v1 tail rotors; they were too thin and sloppy and would flex like crazy under the slightest stress and cause tail control issues.
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The v2 tail rotors are slightly thicker and stronger, meaning they flex less. That was the major issue with the v1 tail rotors; they were too thin and sloppy and would flex like crazy under the slightest stress and cause tail control issues.
agree. they also make a V2 tail blade version in White. If you prefer other than orange
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A lot of times parts are exchangeable between follow up models.
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here's a nice comparison of various tail blades on the 230S:

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The v2 tail rotors are slightly thicker and stronger, meaning they flex less. That was the major issue with the v1 tail rotors; they were too thin and sloppy and would flex like crazy under the slightest stress and cause tail control issues.
That's kind of good to know so I should have an unexpected upgrade.
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That's kind of good to know so I should have an unexpected upgrade.
yes very much so. the V2 plastic tail rotors are almost as good as microheli CF tail rotors
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This has been my results with the MH carbon tail rotor. both blades broke right at the same part of the blade root. both just by landing in grass. I went back to the stock blade
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This has been my results with the MH carbon tail rotor. both blades broke right at the same part of the blade root. both just by landing in grass. I went back to the stock blade
North Carolina must have some pretty robust grass. I cut grass all the time with mine, never an issue
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I fly in a field where the ground is quite uneven and the grass fairly long in summer. I have a piece of 2ft square 1/8" hardboard covered in a piece of old carpet as a take off and landing platform. I can make this level on the ground and the carpet prevents the heli spinning or skipping when spooling up and down. Since having this I have not broken a tail rotor or tipped the heli on landing.
As for the carbon fibre blades I have used them in the past but they made the tail rotor motor hotter and seemed to break just as easy as the normal blades. For the type of sport flying I do I really didn't notice any performance gain with them even over the V1 tail rotors.
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I allso often broke a tail rotor. Grass in Germany isn't that strong, but a little piece of a branch lying in the grass, and Your'e done for that day. Of course no more issue after converting to Fenestron and NOTAR Tail.
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I allso often broke a tail rotor. Grass in Germany isn't that strong, but a little piece of a branch lying in the grass, and Your'e done for that day. Of course no more issue after converting to Fenestron and NOTAR Tail.
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How responsive is the notar compared to a normal electric tail? Would it be suitable for sport flying and mild aerobatics?
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The NOTAR Tail is only "safe" for Scale Style flying. No acrobatics at all.
The Fenestron is rather more powerfull than the stock Tail, and silent. It would be suitable for mild acrobatics.
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I fly in a field where the ground is quite uneven and the grass fairly long in summer. I have a piece of 2ft square 1/8" hardboard covered in a piece of old carpet as a take off and landing platform. I can make this level on the ground and the carpet prevents the heli spinning or skipping when spooling up and down. Since having this I have not broken a tail rotor or tipped the heli on landing.
I have actually thought about making a pad using carpet, or maybe some artificial grass
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