chia wrote:I use 1/16 by 1/16, though I believe some use 1/32 by 1/16. I can't imagine 1/8 by 1/8 is terribly aerodynamic, and the extra strength really isn't necessary.thsom wrote:When you guys use helical rotors, what are your main beams? If they are 1/8 by 1/8 wouldn't that get really heavy because you would have four pieces of 1/8 by 1/8 balsa wood of say 36-37 cm length each?
I've be surprised you could get 1/8^2 off the ground without a super high pitch and super thick rubber for a super short time
Usually 1/16^2, however you can down that a little if you feel lucky. I like to play it safe, any thinner I would be frightened of, i break enough 1/16^2 easily by accident. any smaller the few close calls you get = baaaaaaaad