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09-04-2003 08:31 AM  14 years agoPost 1
louis1234

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Des Moines IA

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says to glue the bosses on the blades, I'm finding them hard to get off(screws are out)...do they really need the glue?

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09-04-2003 09:00 AM  14 years agoPost 2
RaptorPilot

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Newbury Park, CA

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Yes, you should glue them. If I remember correctly, the bosses fit into each other inside the bolt hole. I had to use a thin flat blade screwdriver to pry them off. Just be careful not to nick the wood.

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09-04-2003 09:08 AM  14 years agoPost 3
BigBobby

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Yass NSW Australia

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Oh yeah, they certainly do need to be glued on. I can't remember if it was mentioned here or in the Aussie BBS, but one guy mentioned that he didn't glue them on and had an overspeed on his TJ. He proved you need 2 blades to fly.
Luckily no-one was injured.

Try fitting the screws so they are proud by about 1/8" and then tap the screws lightly. This will push on the carrier on the other side and will dislodge it. They are hard to come off at first but they have to be glued.
Bob

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09-04-2003 04:11 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Glenn in Den

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What do you do with the plastic coating?

On my first Raptor, I thought the plastic coating on the blades was a wrapper so I removed it. Several people said it is supposed to stay on. On the second set of blades I removed the plastic only under the bosses so the glue have direct contact with the wood.

I left the plastic on the rest of the blades. It started to wrinkle and sag just a little.

How hard is it to tell people what to do with the plastic, Ace!

Glenn in Den.

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09-04-2003 05:49 PM  14 years agoPost 5
RaptorPilot

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The plastic covering is heat-shrink. Use a sharp hobby knife and remove it under the bosses so you can epoxy the wood and strengthen the root of the blade. Over time, the covering may start to sag and develop wrinkles. Exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles You can shrink it again with a hairdryer or hobby heat gun. Go slow so you don't melt it. I've heard of people using steam from a teakettle to do this too, but Ive never tried it myself.

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