Carbon fiber blades - WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight

Beginners - Helis A forum where beginners can get help on the fundamentals for experts who know their stuff!

Carbon fiber blades

Old 04-20-2009, 10:09 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 10
Default Carbon fiber blades

I got a pair of carbon fiber blades with my Blackhawk 450SE and have never used them. What are the advantages and disadvantages? I'm guessing that they are used for 3D flying? I'm fairly new to the hobby can hover tail in and both sides, FF but return heli in reverse. Is it time to try these babys out or not. Thanks Shadow
Shadow is offline  
Old 04-20-2009, 10:20 PM
T-Rex Pilot
HeliG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lynden, WA
Posts: 1,366

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Wait on those bad boys! CF blades are great but certainly not for the beginner or weak of heart... They are very strong so if you crash with them, you won't likely break them. BUT, when you crash, you will break stuff further down the line. The great part of wood blades for early flight is when you crash, they break. Wood blades will save you time and money in other parts.

The bottom line is that when you go in hard (or even moderately), you are going to break something. You want it cheap and easy to fix. Stick with the wood blades for now.

I hope this helps.
HeliG is offline  
Old 04-21-2009, 05:11 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Northeast Texas
Posts: 30

Actually, my experience is quite the opposite. Wood blades nick and ding easier, but in a hard crash, the carbons break so much easier.

The advantage of a carbon blade is that they don't flex as much as a wood blade, thus making them more responsive and efficient for faster flight and crisper aerobatics and 3D. Carbon blades run 2-3 times the cost of a set of woodies for the same heli. Best to wait on these until you can get into basic aerobatics and continually bring the heli back in one piece from flight to flight.

Woodies flex, allowing for a more stable helicopter. They are heavier, so take more power to spin, slowing the machine down, and keeping it from doing too many hard maneuvers without bogging the head. Woodies are cheap and expendable. Best to use when working your way through hovering, forward flight, and the beginnings of basic aerobatics, as well as when you're crashing often.
mydartswinger is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
E-Flite Helicopters
10-12-2007 03:13 AM
Beginners - Helis
08-13-2007 02:51 AM
Helicopters- Electric For Sale & WTB
05-20-2007 06:05 PM
E-Flite Helicopters
05-19-2007 09:57 PM
Beginners - Helis
03-31-2006 04:25 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Quick Reply: Carbon fiber blades

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.

Page generated in 0.05134 seconds with 12 queries