Indoor spars in a Rev 1.5
Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:25 PM
I know a number of people managed to get Indoor spars that were manufactured to the shorter length to fit the REV 1.5.
Anyone ever try putting indoor spars in a Rev 1.5?
Would ther be much weight savings compared to Race spars?
I understand that they flex more then the Race rods.
I think they might be slightly lighter then the Race, however the excessive flex I understand is a definite negative.
The indoor rod is definitely more fragile then the Race or the 2-wrap "professional only".
Important: Don't try to shorten original Indoor rods, you would most likely damage and weaken them.
I have not tried either of them in a 1.5.
I do have an Indoor. The rods really flex a bit too much for me.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:41 PM
I have tried putting indoor spars into my 1.5. the down spars were very tight. I compared the length of the Indoor LE to the 1.5 LE, and I decided not to even try to fit the indoor LE into my 1.5. I ended up using a 3 wrap 1.5 LE, with Indoor down spars on light wind days, but now I have race rods, and like them much more.
It gets a little scary when flying around with indoor spars in when a gust comes as well.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:21 PM
Since we got the race spars however, we haven't used the skinny rods.
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