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11-29-2005 04:46 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Elbarak

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Texas

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Hello,

Has anybody else noticed that the symmetrical blade's plastic reinforcement pieces seem to make the blades like 1/8" thicker than the standard flat-bottom blades?

I have to really stretch the blade grips in order to get them to fit.

Did I just happed to get a defective set of symmetrical blades, or is this normal?

Thanks,
Elbarak

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11-29-2005 05:12 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Sgod

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Ahwatukee Foothills, Arizona

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I have a set of eflite carbons that have the same problem, allthough if your stretching your grips your blades are probably too stiff in the holder and not be able to move (blades should be just loose enough to move when you touch them but not flop around all loose)

my solution was various grades of sandpaper went from like 100 up and got the blades down to the right size and nice and smooth.

Im using eflite bcp blade grips on my esky honeybee cp2...as an interesting side note the eflite blades PERFECTLY fit the esky grips...

wierd

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11-29-2005 06:06 AM  12 years agoPost 3
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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My symmetrical woodies are also too thick to fit in the grips. Don't just try to shove them in though. Even if they fit, they won't swing properly. I sanded down the black plastic blade supports evenly on both sides till they fit nicely in the grips. Then if I need to change blades, I also change the plastic supports as well.

Brent.

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12-01-2005 03:32 AM  12 years agoPost 4
stealth916

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Rocklin, CA

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That is a good tip. I too have sanded a set of reinforcements down - and I always keep them if the blades get chopped - because filing/sanding them is a hassle you only want to go through once.

The other thing you can do is spread the blade grips apart a little a few times - they will flex out and take a set. It helps a lot.

lastly - you can break (bevel) the sharp edges of the inside of the blade grips with a small flat file, for real smooth lead/lag action.

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12-01-2005 04:17 AM  12 years agoPost 5
L0stS0ul

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Virgina - USA

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I just rebuilt my heli and the wood sym blades were very tight in the new grips. I put a little of the RC Car Shock Oil on the plastic parts of the blades and then slid them in. It allows them to move much more than if I had not put the lube on it.

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12-07-2005 03:34 AM  12 years agoPost 6
richi

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mississippi

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symmetrical

they come too tight but nothing a dremel couldnt fix because you dont want to ever fly them tight

like balancing a marble on a bowling ball

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