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Jan 02, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Sorry - that was my error - I meant to state that mine are 12mm/11mm - 11mm inside diameter! The 10mm ID are the thicker wall versions. The ones I have were intended for a 450 helicopter.

Jim
Here you go! 11mm is .433". You could put a strip of this vertically inside with some epoxy. It would be stronger than the 12/10 arms and cheap. 48" for $3.70.

http://www.dragonplate.com/ecart/pro...pID=919&cID=45
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Jan 02, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Hey John - Thanks! No - I plan to use this with a GoPro and FPV, so I don't plan to fly it too hard (gonna have to build another for that! - yeah - I'm addicted). One more thing - is the 230mm the measured length of the arm, or the length that extends from the base? I'm using the Scarab 150mm base with the custom red aluminum mounts.

Thanks for all the help, mate!!

Jim
No probs. it's total length of the boom.
Jan 02, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Why did I wait so long to upgrade to 4S and triples. Nice and smooth video and all the gello gone!...
What is "4S and triples"? Thanks.
-Joel G.
Jan 03, 2012, 12:03 AM
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4 cell lipo running on 3 bladed GWS 9x5 props.

Thats the setup im using at the moment too and it works well.
Jan 03, 2012, 06:46 AM
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4 cell lipo running on 3 bladed GWS 9x5 props.

Thats the setup im using at the moment too and it works well.
Just to note, this is the prefered setup, less vibrations when you balance your props correctly, and more power at less amps, thus giving you better flight times.

Also your ESC's and motors perform more efficiently on this setup.

All the best

Danny
Jan 03, 2012, 08:09 AM
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No probs. it's total length of the boom.
Thanks again!

Jim
Jan 03, 2012, 10:36 AM
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When balancing the 9x5 props, I've gone through a full sheet of the holographic balancing tape for just 3 props. I'm putting sometimes two strips consisting of 3 layers of tape on a blade to get it to balance with the "heavy" blade.

Is this typical?
Jan 03, 2012, 11:04 AM
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When balancing the 9x5 props, I've gone through a full sheet of the holographic balancing tape for just 3 props. I'm putting sometimes two strips consisting of 3 layers of tape on a blade to get it to balance with the "heavy" blade.

Is this typical?

Sounds like very much tape or is it thin and light? I normally use 1,5 cm tape going around the leading edge on each blade opposite the heaviest. I use electrical tape, what is "holographic balancing tape"?
Jan 03, 2012, 11:06 AM
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When balancing the 9x5 props, I've gone through a full sheet of the holographic balancing tape for just 3 props. I'm putting sometimes two strips consisting of 3 layers of tape on a blade to get it to balance with the "heavy" blade.

Is this typical?
Definately doesn't sound right to me, i use very little tape on my blades and only one layer.

What you should see is that once you balance one 3 bladed prop, the rest will balance in exactly the same way with tape in the same areas on the other sets of props.

Danny

PS it could be the type of tape, i use heavy tape as in the pictures bellow, so if your using light tape that could be why.
Last edited by drmgcm; Jan 03, 2012 at 11:25 AM.
Jan 03, 2012, 11:07 AM
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When balancing the 9x5 props, I've gone through a full sheet of the holographic balancing tape for just 3 props. I'm putting sometimes two strips consisting of 3 layers of tape on a blade to get it to balance with the "heavy" blade.

Is this typical?
I just balanced my 9x5 triple props and this is the first time I've used these GWS triples, but I had to use 2+ layers of scotch tape on the lightest blade to balance them. I put my props on a magnetic balancer, then marked the heaviest, middle and lightest blades. I then balanced the lightest blade to the heaviest and finally added tape to the middle blade to complete the balance.

Jim
Jan 03, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Sounds like very much tape or is it thin and light? I normally use 1,5 cm tape going around the leading edge on each blade opposite the heaviest. I use electrical tape, what is "holographic balancing tape"?
The holographic balancing tape is the tape that comes with the MWC kits. It seems pretty light so that may be why it's taking so much tape.

I guess others are using electrical tape?
Jan 03, 2012, 04:26 PM
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i have some red balancing tape i got at my LHS
Jan 03, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ScooterInVegas View Post
Here you go! 11mm is .433". You could put a strip of this vertically inside with some epoxy. It would be stronger than the 12/10 arms and cheap. 48" for $3.70.

http://www.dragonplate.com/ecart/pro...pID=919&cID=45
Not a bad idea - thanks!!

Jim
Jan 03, 2012, 05:38 PM
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does anybody know when the multiwii avatar tricopter will be released? i think it looks awesome and i would like one
Jan 03, 2012, 06:00 PM
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What you should see is that once you balance one 3 bladed prop, the rest will balance in exactly the same way with tape in the same areas on the other sets of props.
I dont agree with that. The 3 blade props seem to be just like 2's, they are all a little bit different and you find that out once you put them onto a balancing rig. Ive had some props that need just a tiny bit of tape on one blade, others that need quite a lot on 2 blades.

Havent tried electrical tape yet. Ive been using fibre reinforced strapping tape but im still looking around for something better.


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