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05-31-2010 11:08 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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i had a boo boo with my 58D the other day and it left me needing a new set of t/r blades. i figure this would also be an opportunity to adress the many pm's i have gotten about making up a set. several of my scalers utilize my own home made t/r blades including my blackhawk, airwolf, ec135 and my oh58A.
whats cool about making blades like these is you can make them any length and width required to counteract the torque usually produced from multibladed heads. its also Quick, Cheap and Easy
first i use a sheet of 1:32 birch plywood

i cut 4 pieces in the dimensions of the t/r blades to me made then glue two each together to make two.

i then cut 8 pieces for the root reinforcements and glue two of each of them together to make 4

i locate and drill the hole in the t/r blades, glue a root reinforcement in place on one side, drill thru them, then glue the reinfrocement to the other side, then drill thru it. each time the previouse hole serves as a locator for the reinforcement about to be drilled. a sanding drum on the dremel shapes the root of the blade even with the root reinforcements. sanding th eleading edge to a point gets things in aerodynamic shape and edges sealed with thin ca toughens it all up.

a can of rustoleum primer and flat black paint finsihes it off and straight to the balancer.

mounted and ready to go, they look the part and are very effective

Angelina proudly shows off my 58D with its new t/r blades.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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06-01-2010 05:42 AM  7 years agoPost 2
EVO76

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New York , U.S.A.

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very cool info Emile!!! I wish I had an "easy" button to post here

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06-01-2010 02:20 PM  7 years agoPost 3
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Good stuff Emile!

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

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06-01-2010 03:35 PM  7 years agoPost 4
SuperSixTwo

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Virginia City, NV ---USA

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Just like having you in the shop! Thanks!

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06-09-2010 05:11 AM  7 years agoPost 5
helipilot2

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Greenville, nc

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Hey Emile... what kind of glue you use?

Thx!

Can fly the big ones..having a little trouble with the little ones :-)

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06-09-2010 12:16 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Copter Doctor

rrProfessor

Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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i use medium ca and thin to seal the edges

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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