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04-28-2004 04:05 PM  13 years agoPost 1
davedave77

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Hey guys,

I was just about to glue my blade grips on to my woodies when I noticed I don't have any epoxy left. Can I use fiberglass resin or JB weld instead or should I make a run to the hobby shop? Thanks

Ðave :P

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04-28-2004 06:04 PM  13 years agoPost 2
comet

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Neuilly sur Seine, Fr

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you are not gonna epoxy your grips to the blades!

you will epoxy (mid cure, so the epoxy has time enough to penetrate the wood and make a strong root) those plastic root covers

allow to dry

balance blades

than you will set your blades in the grips with proper 3mm hex screw and nylstop bolt

I have never used anything else than epoxy for this operation...

VT "slow&low"

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04-28-2004 06:42 PM  13 years agoPost 3
davedave77

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Lol yea, blade root covers instead of grips, sorry, was early when I wrote that :P So you don't know if JB or resin would work?

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04-28-2004 06:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
comet

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Never tryed it
Not even sure to know what this is

Epoxy is resin and hardener though.
Resin should work fine. Is it liquid enough when wet; will it dry strong?

VT "slow&low"

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04-28-2004 07:30 PM  13 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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I've used medium CA on the grips and thin CA to seal the ends for years. The only blade problems I have ever had didnt' have anything to do with the glue, it had to do with impacting the tail boom or ground.

I don't know if it makes a difference but I'm talking 30 size machines, non 3d flying.

Andy

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04-28-2004 07:37 PM  13 years agoPost 6
z11355

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New England

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i used to simply rough up the inside of the plastic
grips and use thin CA and then clamp/screw
it together. you want to use enough to make
sure it soaks into the wood.

also, obviously trim the blade covering

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04-28-2004 10:18 PM  13 years agoPost 7
TOSH

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UK.Peterborough

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Same as Z. l clamp em in the blade grips over night.

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04-29-2004 02:56 AM  13 years agoPost 8
donlynn

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New Zealand

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Gidday

cut away covering, roughen the grip and area on blade with sand paper, ca, clamp for 5 min, then run ca all around the grip and root end to seal, check balance.

Made alot of paint stirrers ~20 - 30 pairs !!
never had a grip failure.

Regards Don

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04-29-2004 03:23 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Rick_H

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Boulder City, Nevada

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Don't use JB weld, It will not soak into the wood. CA is the best for this.

Rick

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