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Old 12-15-2006, 09:37 AM
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I need some advise...
a buddy of mine bought a raptor 30 and cut the plastic off the blades. Can I just clear coat these things to keep the fuel off or should I just tell him to get new blades. I'm sure he will crash with in the first couple of flights so these will not be on long term. I have heard that if the plastic is not on the blades can fly apart. We are only running it about 1600-1700 rpm

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:11 AM
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Default RE: WOOD BLADES

They need to be shrink wrapped again or buy a new set. Yes the blades will come apart without the plastic on them
Old 12-16-2006, 09:24 AM
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Hi,
I removed the shrink wrap from my 600mm TT wood blades and recovered them with white stick-on vinyl. I've had at least 50 flights with these blades without any trouble. If the blades have any sign of damage then I wouldn't use them.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:20 PM
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Get another set, foud them for $16 bucks, http://www.thehelishop.com/heli_parts/main_blades.html
Old 12-30-2006, 04:50 AM
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Default RE: WOOD BLADES

hello,,,, i took the plastice off to ,, and clear coated them..... lets just say them wod blades do break and i will tell you this much the hurt when they come flying apart.....LOL,,,, not worth useing them,,,,,buy new ones

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