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11-02-2004 09:21 PM  13 years agoPost 1
SkateFreak

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Hey, Yeah i'm sure this topic has bin up a million times but anyways... jst askin for sum quick advice...

Theres a lot of talk about woodies being more "dangerous"?

Do many people fly with wooden main rotor blades and if so, what bad experiances have u come by? Are incodents with wooden blades common?

Much thanx.
Jvr

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11-02-2004 09:25 PM  13 years agoPost 2
blockatvalpo

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Reston, VA

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Woodies are not bad at all. You just have to remember to glue the roots. If you don't do that you get into trouble. I have never had a blade come apart in the air. Plus wood puts on a better show when you crash .

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11-02-2004 09:59 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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10 miles north of Cincy, OHIO

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hey
if you have your heli set up right then the kind of blades you use most of the time doesn't matter.
i've been using woodies and can do flips and rolls jsut fine....infact i say a video (see if i can find it for ya) of some guy out in vegas flying extreme 3d with woodies...but he was really good
haven't tried carbons yet but i really can't telll ya if they make a difference...
dangerous????never heard that one....?


Let me know


Thanks
~Will~

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11-02-2004 10:07 PM  13 years agoPost 4
SkateFreak

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Cambs UK

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Well thats jst the issue.
Have always flown carbons due to this Myth...
Dont actualy have one of thoes rpm countin gizmos an my bro managed to break my only carbons.... waitin for pay day to get sum more but alas i jst have this hankerin an its killin me, sods law the only good weather for a while an i'm missin it with a 2 mil bearly visable crack on my carbons..... pritty insignificant crack but it is right at the root so yeah... maybe not...

But yeah, i still have the old stock blades knockin about (rappy 30 v2)

So, whats this i hear you all about "Gluein" lol.
Whats the concept behind it. i mean the bolt goes thru the blade and the plastic bits are jst "over" the blade.....

Is this a major tactical error in my logic ?!

Love to hear some news on the subject so i can epoxy the blades if neccisary b4 bed an then play 2moro

Ps, sorted a clutch issue... with plenty'a locktighte

Best regards.
Jvr

Ps, lol, yeah, he dropped a glue gun onto the blades

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11-02-2004 10:11 PM  13 years agoPost 5
blockatvalpo

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I wouldn't use epoxy, I like to use CA or super glue, just make wear the plastic parts are on the blades with a pen, unscrew them and cut about 1/8 from the pen. Add some glue so that the blades basically becomes one. Because of the grain on woodies, the blades will let go. When you glue it you make the grain become one with the other pieces next to it. Basically you are creating one big grain at the grip. If you don't glue them high rpm will cause the wood to let go and your heli go bye bye.

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