View Full Version : 29 ft. Composite Rotors w/hub bar
06-03-2004, 08:03 AM
For Sale - (2) sets of 29 foot composite rotors each with respective hub bar. One set has TT30 hrs, the other TT40 hrs. Rotors will fit RAF's and most other conventional rotorheads. Contact me for photos and other details. Make an offer.
06-03-2004, 04:47 PM
Craig, I'll open the bidding. I do hereby bid the sum of $100 (plus freight).
06-05-2004, 08:16 AM
I have two sets of Chayair 29ft. 8.5" chord composite rotor blades with hub bars for sale. Herewith, are photos of the blades and hub bar. I'm asking $300 for one set and $500 for the other, plus shipping.
06-05-2004, 08:17 AM
Criag, I sent you an email about the $300 pair. I want them. Thanks
06-05-2004, 05:28 PM
Sorry David, :rolleyes: I was waiting for a final confirmation from you in regards to picking the blades up here in Rensselaer or if I needed to make special arrangements to getting them to Mentone. Please advise.
Folks, one more set of blades left. These blades are NACA H-8-12, and specially made for supporting the weight of any two place machine. Get them as a back up set for when your regular blades are in for maintenance or repair.
06-05-2004, 07:03 PM
Why are you selling them so cheap??? That is WAY CHEAP!!! If I had a two place I would buy them.
06-05-2004, 08:25 PM
I'm pricing them to move, Ron. Feel free to buy the last set from me and you'll be ready when you move up to a two place ;)
06-06-2004, 04:54 AM
The one for 500 are what brand looks like my RAF. I am interested but need more data,
06-06-2004, 04:55 AM
No offense but the price is so low it scares me. It is giving them away, and if they were any good I can't see why someone would just give them away. To buy a new set of blades that will lift a heavy two place gyro you can expect to spend at least 2000$. A good set of used blades should be a bargin at 1000$. To sell them for 3-5 hundred bucks is insane!!! - not that I think the end buyers will mind! - Just scares me that is all.
06-06-2004, 07:06 AM
May I ask what type of rotors have you changed to, seems your selling the composite style so you must be going to a different type.
06-06-2004, 08:59 PM
Here's the story on these blades: When I purchased my Sycamore, the machine came with a set of Chayair rotor blades. Chayair at one time was buying blades from RAF, however, the quality of these blades were so inconsistant, that they (Chayair) decided to start making their own. They replicated the RAF design and made a few mods of their own. The first set of blades were shipped wrapped in bubble wrap. During shipment, the bubble wrap had a chemical reaction with the gel coat and caused some minor dimpling where the bubble wrap was in contact with the blades. It only appeared on one blade and was at the tip end of the blade. I told Chayair I wanted another set and they sent me a second set free. I flew the first set of blades for 40 hours while waiting for the second set to come from South Africa. The minor flaw in the blade is purely cosmetic and adds only a miniscul amount of disturbance of airflow over the blade. The second set arrived and I flew them for 30 hours before deciding that I wanted a set of Sport Rotors. I have Sport Rotors on my Vortex and they fly incrediably smooth. I am told that composite rotors are very difficult to manufacture to a degree that there is not some rotor shake. By changing to aluminum Sport Rotors, I hope to eliminate any or most rotor shake. Chayair has recongnized that this current blade configuration needed to be improved upon and has since contracted with the same company that manufactures rotor blades for Augusta Helicopters. They are now using a different rotor head and blade configuration on all Sycamores. Still, I wanted my Sport Rotors. These blades are for a two place machine. Therefore, in my opinion, a smaller market to sell them in. I would have loved to sell both sets to pay for my one set of Sport Rotors, however, I want to move them. Chayair has never had a blade failure with these blades. Again, if you feel the price is too low, buy them yourself and try and make a profit for yourself.
I appreaciate your concern about an inferior product reflected by an unusual low price being brought to market, however, this is simply a good deal for someone who wants conventional, composite rotors.
06-07-2004, 04:47 AM
Craig that makes sence. Now not so scared.....
06-07-2004, 08:40 AM
Do you still have the second set? I'd be very interested!!
06-07-2004, 09:26 AM
Someone has already indicated to me that they want the last set. If the sale doesn't pan out, they're yours. I'll keep you posted.
06-07-2004, 10:24 AM
Craig If you are refering to me yes I am still interested. I need your adress zip to check on a freight quote to me and also to send you a deposit for the blade. AS for referal Heron can acces how I handle any business.
06-07-2004, 10:26 AM
also out of all pics wich one is the second set? Can I get more detail pics
I know from an owner of a sycamore who recieved a phone call from the Chayair company that all the machines with sycamore blades are grounded because of two accidents with their blades in flight.
Whoever is flying these blades get in touch with the manufacturer before flying.
12-27-2004, 08:45 AM
if you still have the blades (I don't care if they are dangeus or not, need for the test) would you exchange them to couple brand new VHF Radio (Yeasu mobile and handy)? Cost about $1000. I can preprogram them to suit your needs. I can send them any time and you will send blades (hub may not need).
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