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    Spare parts

    Hey,

    Now that I'm hovering comfortably in all directions, it's time to start moving. So....perhaps it's time to stock up on some parts to prepare for the inevitable.
    Will any 325mm blades be compatible with my Blade 450, or o I need to buy specific Eflight blades. I'm seeing lots avail for the T-Rex 450 at at much lower price then Eflight.

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    Re: Spare parts

    It depends on the thickness of the root of the blade. Do you know how thick your root is now? (the part that slides into the blade grips, just in case you didnt' know)

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    Re: Spare parts

    Hmm. Apart from putting a ruler to my blades, that info isn't provided in the Blade 450 specs. Also, the thickness of the root of the blades I'm looking at online don't include to size of the root either?

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    Yeah, you will have to measure it. I have some 450 blades here that I can measure to tell you if they will work or not. Also, let me know what the distance is from the center of the mounting hole in the root, to the outside that actually goes into the grip. Sanding blades sucks lol.

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    Re: Spare parts

    The measurement from the centre of the mounting hole to the outside is approx 9mm

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    Re: Spare parts

    I'm showing about 8.5 on these blades from center to inside root. And the root is 4.5mm thick with a 32.7mm chord.

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    Re: Spare parts

    Ok, the measurement form the centre of the hole to the root seems the same. When you're measuring the root, are you measuring just the thickness of the blade itself, or the blade and the plastic it mounts to that has the mounting hole. Just the blade is 4.5mm on the blade I have, however it's more like 6.5mm if I include to plastic mounting bracket.

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    Re: Spare parts

    Oh crap, your blades have plastic spacers on it huh? Well unless you can get those off of your old blades, then the stock 450 blades won't work.

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    Re: Spare parts

    D'Oh!! So it looks like the eflight blades are the go.

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    Re: Spare parts

    If it has flat pieces of plastic that go in the blade grip with the blade, then I don't think the 450 blades will work. Sucks too, cause I know how much E Flight charges for their items lol

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