Get to Know KBDD
K&B Dream Design is an international manufacturing company that specializes in high performance parts for helicopters. The goal is to offer top quality products with service that exceed customer’s expectations. KBDD, LLC brings people’s ideas to life.
K&B tail blades are created using a complex combination of materials which provide the perfect mix of strength and flexibility. The blades have a very large surface area, yet weigh very little. K&B currently provide them in three sizes.
The company makes high quality tail rotor blades, dampeners, paddles, and very cool UV LED lit night flying tail blades. They are sponsoring with 1 set of paddles and 102mm tail blades for 90 size helicopter Neon Yellow – 1 Set of paddles and 102mm tail blades for 90 size helicopter Neon Orange – 1 set of paddles and 92mm tail blades for 50 size helicopter Neon Yellow and with orange dampeners (hardest) – 1 Set of paddles and 92mm tail blades for 50 size helicopter Neon Orange and with orange dampeners (hardest) – 1 set of paddles and 92mm tail blades for 50 size helicopter Midnight Black and with orange dampeners (hardest) – 3 sets of 70mm tail blades for the 500 helicopters – Neon Yellow with orange dampeners – 3 sets of 70mm tail blades for the 500 helicopters – Neon Orange with orange dampeners – 3 sets of 59.6mm tail blades for the 450 – 3 sets of 59.6mm tail blades for the 450.
30/50 and 60/90 size Helicopter tail rotor blade
Left to Right: Night, Neon Yellow, Neon Green, Neon Orange
Helicopter tail blades are created using a complex combination of materials which provide the perfect mix of strength and flexibility. The colorant is made from a standard specifications and is mixed as the blade is created. The color completely permiates the blade, and is not painted or applied. All similarly sized blades are the same weight, allowing the user to customize their tail rotor colors as desired.
Currently, the company offer the blades in three sizes and three colors as well as the UV reactive Night Blades. Those are neon yellow, neon green, and neon orange.
The 59.6mm length is the smallest blade which weighs 1.5g. This size fits the popular Trex 450.
The next larger is the 84mm for the 30/50 size helicopters weighing just 3.8g.
The final blade is the 102mm and is for the 60/90 helicopters. This blade weighs only 6g. Weight is per blade.
On the other hand, the night blades are unlike anything seen before. Not only do they handle exceptionally well, they glow in the dark. It is sent as a kit including a pre-wired Ultra-Violet LED. The 59.6 has a 5mm LED. The 84mm and 102mm comes with an Ultra Bright LED cluster. The LEDs keep the blades charged.
Should it lose electrical power during a night flight the tail blades will continue to glow brightly that allows the flyer to recover the helicopter safely. This allows night flights without adding extra weight from glow sticks.
The helicopter has the same characteristics at night as it does during the day with the same kind of product.
The Dampeners are offered in two sizes:
> The 600 size fit the TREX 600, Knight 3D and 600E
> the Mikado Logo 10, 14, 500 & 600 and others.
These dampeners are offered as a Head tuning kit which includes all 3 firmness options and individual sets, from mild to wild:
> Green is for medium stiffness.
> Yellow is for hard stiffness, for more radical pilots, and
> Orange is for extreme 3D Dampener.
Location: Chino, Ca
Wow, I put KBDD tail blades on my lepton and I had to turn down my gain to 65 from 72 and it’s solid. Its a little bouncy though, Not much. How can I dial this out?
Location: South Australia
got a set of KBDD tail blades to try, WOW what a difference they made.
tail is crisp with not bounce or hesitation. A must for lepton owners for sure
I used to use the KBDD tail blades until some “expert” said they couldn’t be as good as carbon, so I stopped using them.
Then the other weekend I was doing hard forward flips from take off and the tail was letting go half way through the flip.
So I refitted them and tested them back to back with a set of torsion tail blades and couldn’t tell the difference.
Both KBDD and Torsion blades held with no problem and put up with as much abuse as I can give them.