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12-04-2005 05:17 PM  12 years agoPost 1
rbiasi

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I put on a set of the new grey Align 325 Pro Blades a week or so ago. The Blade root is a little thicker than the 335 woodies I was using. So the Blades are really tight in the blade grips. Too tight. My tracking is a little off and I think it's due to the blades not moving freely in the grips.

Has anyone else noticed this? Or did I just get a funky set.

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12-04-2005 05:49 PM  12 years agoPost 2
drdot

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So. California, Orange County.

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fwiw..

I have on eset I'm returning..Blade grips so far off as to be useless...If Align fixes this, (and I'm sure they will!)..These should be the "Killer Blades"

John.

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12-04-2005 05:51 PM  12 years agoPost 3
NQNA

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I've had the same problem with other sets of Align wood blades.. at least after changing to metal grips. I just sand the plastic on the end of the wood blade until they can move free in the grips and then balance them. I think Align has a little problem in making the wood blades the same size or in glueing the plastic blade holders to the blades.

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12-04-2005 05:54 PM  12 years agoPost 4
aircrew1

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Same here. I just installed a new set of 325 Pro's. Just took a dremel tool sander to them till they fit. Took 5 minutes.

TREX450SE / Fut 9CHP / GY401 / TP2100S Pro/ Kontronix40-6-18 / HS65's/Medusa 28-32-3400

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12-04-2005 05:55 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Ozydego

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Westerville, Ohio

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I sanded mine because I had the exact same problem, but tracking was funky with mine as well... I went back to the white and blue fiber blades and I still like them better.... I won't buy another set of the grey woodies....

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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12-04-2005 07:05 PM  12 years agoPost 6
rbiasi

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I was thinking of sanding them down, but thought it might screw up the balance. Guess I'll get out the dremel and have a go at it.

Thanks all!
Rich

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12-04-2005 08:25 PM  12 years agoPost 7
martinic

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NB, Canada

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You can try carefully trimming around the underside of the plastic root protectors on the blades, remove the root protectors, cut and remove the covering (not sure how/if this works on the pro/grey blades), roughen the underside of the root protectors and glue them back on with medium CA. On the white blades I found that this reduced the thickness while bonding the protectors to the blade.

I have also sanded the plastic root protectors with good results.

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12-04-2005 09:32 PM  12 years agoPost 8
ChrisT88

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FL

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I run them tight in the grips on my SE. I've found the tracking is better and it flys fine as is.

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