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03-17-2003 12:36 AM  14 years agoPost 1
KenJ

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Ohio, USA

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What a great day at the field flying!!!

Helped 3 guys get their new R-30s in the air this weekend.

Everyone of them had extremely loose covering on the stock wood blades.

I do know of one that pealed the blade covering off in the air resulting in a boom strike.

SOOOO if you are flying a new V-2 R30,

Make sure your covering is tight on the stock blades.

FWIW

Ken

Team Horizon

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03-17-2003 01:04 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Raydee

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I used to take the stock blades to work and steam them until they were real tight. You can also do it with a pot of boiling water but it takes a lot longer!

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03-17-2003 01:28 AM  14 years agoPost 3
NitroCrushr

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Lancaster, PA

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Great tip guys! Thanks

I noticed that my 30 V2 blades have baggy covering too. I won't be flying mine for another month or so, so I'll have plenty of time to take care of them.

Would a hair dryer work for shrinking the blade covering?

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03-17-2003 02:56 AM  14 years agoPost 4
gyan

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Surrey, BC Canada or Blaine Wa.

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Steam has a more even heat & less prone to overdoing it & ripping the covering.

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03-17-2003 03:16 AM  14 years agoPost 5
trey3670

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colorado way up north

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steam?

hey guys can someone tell me exactlly how to steam the blades? i just ordered a v2 30 rappy and this is the first iv heard of it,do you just hold the blade over a pot of boiling water?

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03-17-2003 04:23 AM  14 years agoPost 6
Mr_Magoo

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Nevada

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Would a hair dryer work for shrinking the blade covering?
Yes..it takes a while but it shouldn't overheat and ruin the covering. At least, my wife's dryer doesn't overheat the covering. YMMV.

Magoo

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03-17-2003 04:33 AM  14 years agoPost 7
sultan68

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Broomfield, CO Elevation 5420'

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An alternative to steam

Get this GREAT heat gun from Hobbico. I use it and it works flawlessly on my factory wood blades for tightening up that shrink tubing. It has adjustable heat and works awesome for mono-kote as well!

Hobbico Deluxe Heat Gun

You can find it at your LHS for about $16.00. Fantastic quality!

Chris
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03-17-2003 04:42 AM  14 years agoPost 8
Alan Szabo Jr

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Blade shrinking covering

I use a monokote gun. While shrinking them start in the center, top or bottom and do about 3 to 4 inches then flip the blade over and do the center on the other side. From there you can work either towards the tip or blade grip. Just don't shrink one side completely, for you may have a tendency to warp them.

Alan Szabo Jr.

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03-17-2003 05:08 AM  14 years agoPost 9
extremeflying

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Thailand

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get a new set

get a new set of woodies from centuryheli for about $20 and they fly nice

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03-17-2003 05:36 AM  14 years agoPost 10
eddie13231

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St. Louis Missouri

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Just use a hairdryer like everyone else, don't but a heatgun that you will use only once.

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