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07-11-2008 06:13 AM  9 years agoPost 1
SuperSixTwo

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I have had this set of blades for a while. I am not sure if they just smacked the blade grip or its hangar rash.
Poll-- would you fly them?
They balance fine, no cracks in the clear coat.
Edit the blades are Helimax's glassfiber.

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07-11-2008 06:17 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Dood

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I'd fly it

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07-11-2008 06:21 AM  9 years agoPost 3
george0079

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+1

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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07-11-2008 06:21 AM  9 years agoPost 4
QuantumPSI

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Do you have a top down pic? I've had my blades get that before and continued to fly them (450SE blades though) but seriously, I think it depends on how deep that "gash" goes into the blade.

...now where was I, dh/dt = BS-dx/dt
I will fly you forever... till earth do us part

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07-11-2008 06:42 AM  9 years agoPost 5
SuperSixTwo

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I do have a top down pic. These are 550s, gong on my 37 hawk. Scale flying and putting around. I'm kinda thinking i am going to drop a couple of drops of ca in the hole, and fly them.

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07-11-2008 06:56 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Dood

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I still say fly it

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07-11-2008 06:58 AM  9 years agoPost 7
artimus

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Fly it ....

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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07-11-2008 07:28 AM  9 years agoPost 8
NZ_Nitro

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I would say

depends on how much value you place in your heli or own health.... if it lets go its bye bye heli, if its near you it may be bye bye you.... or perhaps someone else, I have seen someone quote 80kg pull out on a set of blades, add 350kmh tip speed and thats a flying chain saw set of blades might cost you between $60-$100 heli rebuild well you know that is going to hurt.... the card

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07-11-2008 07:35 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Marty55

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Id say no. I know minimal stuff about helis but im not retard.

All the stress is focused on the blade grips, and that little "dent" is compromising the the blades integrity in that grip.

Sell them to a friend for 10$ who thinks hes getting a good deal and buy new ones!

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07-11-2008 07:38 AM  9 years agoPost 10
JAGNZ

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Odd advice. You wouldn't fly them yet you advocate selling them to a 'friend'???


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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07-11-2008 07:47 AM  9 years agoPost 11
Blax1

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Odd advice. You wouldn't fly them yet you advocate selling them to a 'friend'???
LOL, I can only agree, that looks like a C5 Blade, I wouldn't use it on mine.....................

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07-11-2008 07:58 AM  9 years agoPost 12
NZ_Nitro

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If you look closley at a broken blade

you will see two thin layers of cf with what looks like foam between them, a lot of the strength comes from the "sandwich" so if you compromise them they will weaken substantially

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07-11-2008 08:38 AM  9 years agoPost 13
nojohnny101

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hey
i would vote no

think how stupid you'll feel when your heli explodes and you end up paying 3 times the amount of a pair of blades for the crash

happy flyin

Thanks
~Will-i-am~

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07-11-2008 08:41 AM  9 years agoPost 14
Sean Williams

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Santa Clarita CA

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I have flown blades in wayyyyy worse condition than that no problem. They are not going to self destruct in flight like those other guys are saying.

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07-11-2008 08:44 AM  9 years agoPost 15
OICU812

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HeliMax blades are junk period, I would not fly them at their best.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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07-11-2008 09:40 AM  9 years agoPost 16
heli-hurley

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I've flown worse i vote yes

My heli works as an ornament.......at least it stays in one piece!!!

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07-11-2008 09:45 AM  9 years agoPost 17
benngearthquake

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Griffith, New South Wales

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Mate, if I were you I would use a dremel or a drill to smooth out the peak of the crack, to stop it spreading, then make sure they are balanced again.

Cheers

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07-11-2008 11:29 AM  9 years agoPost 18
Aaron1100us

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Why even risk it. Yeah, you could be fine but how are you going to know. Are you willing to have the chance that they might come flying off? I vote no.

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07-11-2008 12:02 PM  9 years agoPost 19
mickeyapples

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England

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ca glue it and fly it. dont look that bad to me

Live life on the edge. Stand next to me when I am flying

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07-11-2008 12:08 PM  9 years agoPost 20
TrexRookie

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I vote no.

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