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#1 Isaac Trejo

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

Anyone ever try putting indoor spars in a Rev 1.5?

Would ther be much weight savings compared to Race spars?
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:25 PM

Anyone ever try putting indoor spars in a Rev 1.5?

Would ther be much weight savings compared to Race spars?

I know a number of people managed to get Indoor spars that were manufactured to the shorter length to fit the REV 1.5.
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

As John said, the indoor spars do flex a LOT. they are slightly lighter I believe, but they are much weaker. I would suggest just going with race rods.

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.

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#4 Isaac Trejo

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:55 PM

Important: Don't try to shorten original Indoor rods, you would most likely damage and weaken them.


Thanks for the tip. That's excatly what I was about to try.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:21 PM

iQuad has a full set of Indoor spars, cut for our 1.5's... They are quite weak at the cut, but they are light.

Since we got the race spars however, we haven't used the skinny rods. ;)

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#6 Isaac Trejo

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for the input. Just received my Race rods. I'll leave the indoor spars alone.
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