Rubber Band Optimization

lenovo
Member
Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:16 pm
State: -
Contact:

Rubber Band Optimization

Postby lenovo » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:58 pm

Hey guys,

What's the best ratio for rubber band size to body length (we are planning use a .085", .094", .125" on a 13.8" body)? Also, for competition purposes, is it better to use a brand new rubber band or a slightly used one?

I appreciate your responses.

AznPr0d1gy
Member
Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:02 pm
Division: C
State: TX
Location: Seven Lakes High School
Contact:

Re: Rubber Band Optimization

Postby AznPr0d1gy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:05 am

Rubber band width isn't synonymous with body length.

jander14indoor
Member
Member
Posts: 1466
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:54 pm
State: -
Contact:

Re: Rubber Band Optimization

Postby jander14indoor » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:45 am

As already stated, until your rubber band gets to be multiples longer or shorter than the hook to hook length, no effect.
As to brand new, top competition flyers always use broken in motors as they've found they get better times. Typically they stretch (some wind) the motor to some multiple of its relaxed length and hold it for a period of time. Search the free flight sites for motor breakin for some recipes.

Jeff Anderson
Livonia, MI


Return to “Helicopters C”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest