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Old 09-22-2002, 11:52 PM
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What makes a paddle fast pitchy stable ect
I go from JR to schedu and the difference is unreal. they are simmilar in size but what makes them really tick !!!
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The weight ,airfoil and CG determine the nature of the control response.


Weight= heavier paddles slower cyclic response , more stable hover, lighter paddles , quicker cyclic response less stable in a hover.

Airfoil= Thicker ,less pitchy , more stable cyclic control. Thinner , pitchy , very quick response.

CG= Flybar on the CG typical cyclic response, CG moved back , very quick cyclic response but pitchy.
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Thanks ! Kind of figured that.
What does what. Weight is kind of easy
How about the others you mentioned
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Originally posted by Furyflyer2
The weight ,airfoil and CG determine the nature of the control response.


Weight= heavier paddles slower cyclic response , more stable hover, lighter paddles , quicker cyclic response less stable in a hover.

Airfoil= Thicker ,less pitchy , more stable cyclic control. Thinner , pitchy , very quick response.

CG= Flybar on the CG typical cyclic response, CG moved back , very quick cyclic response but pitchy.
Ahh, so the trick is to get an extremly SUPER feather light paddle with a semi thick airfoil with the CG up front?
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Ahh, so the trick is to get an extremly SUPER feather light paddle with a semi thick airfoil with the CG up front?
Yes (CG back)a good example is the KS&J paddle.
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Originally posted by Furyflyer2


Yes (CG back)a good example is the KS&J paddle.
I've heared those are very pitchy.
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I've also heared that hollowed out raptor paddles are VERY light VERY quick, and not pitchy at all.
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Default Paddle design how do they work ?

Originally posted by RS2K


I've heared those are very pitchy.
Yes they are ,unless you blunt the edge .

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