Loc: Raleigh, NC, USA
01-18-03 11:36 PM - Post#14798
In response to ELOSSAM
When I was experimenting with my Xcell Gasser, I used 700mm NHP carbon blades and 95mm NHP tail blades. I liked the setup, but you do lose a little on the tail. Speed up gears I've heard work ok, but never used them. For my style of flying (nothing radical) I simply use the Xcell standard blades (plastic 105mm) on the tail.
Just like main blades and control response, it varies with rpm. Guys I know liked to run mains @ 1800rpm on the gassers, but I prefer 1700. Depends what you want to try and do. Let's face it a gasser is a lot heavier than a nitro heli of the same size. High rpms will indeed make it snappier, but at the sacrifice of longevity.
Keep an eye out for tail blade strikes which could bend and/or twist the tail blade axle contributing to vibs due to out of round. Tail blades should always be loose enough to swivel with light finger pressure. But no so lose as to flop around.
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