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11-05-2004 05:04 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Branzzz

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i was recently punished by the seniors at my school's aeromodelling club for leaving my carbon blades attached to the blade grips and stowed with the foam blade holder on the boom. they told me the carbon blades would warp if i left it on during storage. however, i don't see how blades, when left on the heli, could warp any more than blades which were taken out and stored in the same open environment. being not too happy about getting punished by plankers who possibly couldn't know less about heli blades, i therefore want to find out from you heli guys whether carbon, or fibreglass blades would truely warp more if left in the blade grips, or in the same environment, but off the blade grips.

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11-05-2004 05:15 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Stu.

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I thin k they are tlaking the proverbial pile.

There is no tension on the blades when put in a blade caddy, not any more than leaving them in a box.

Besides last time I checked they wouldn;t exactly melt in heat. How do you think they get to the shops?

Silly Plankers

Stu

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11-05-2004 05:32 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Drunk Monk

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I gotta agree, can't see it myself and I never take my blades off.


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I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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11-05-2004 06:10 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Ted Toth

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Lately I don't have to worry about the blades warping
I have been breaking them before they have a chance to warp

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You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stopped laughing.

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11-05-2004 06:15 PM  13 years agoPost 5
CrashExpert

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As revenge for their foolishness sabotage their planes!.....maybe even a bit of Radio Interference would help them fly better



Crash
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Your about to be Cloned!!!!

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11-05-2004 07:54 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Peter Wales

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Tell them their black plastic propellers will melt and bend in the sun so they need to take them off after every flight and store them in a cool dark place.

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11-05-2004 08:06 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Gary

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Hmmmm, if a blade won't warp doing piro flips, loops, funnels, and all the other maneuvers I think we are safe leaving them stored in a blade holder. Don't worry, they are just jealous because they can't fly a heli.

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11-05-2004 10:54 PM  13 years agoPost 8
Roger Hamilton

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Whilst I believe that essentially blade warp is for all intensive purposes negligible, it is worth noting that Glass fibre is in fact 'live' inso far as it will change shape and in many cases will never fully cure to a permanent shape. I believe that CF, dependent on the resin used and the process, can also change shape with age, heat and stress.

Technically I think your seniors have a point.

However I still think you should warn them that their propellers might melt

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11-06-2004 04:25 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Alistair

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i was always under the impresion that the blade holder was designed to hold your blades........

squigle

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11-06-2004 04:36 PM  13 years agoPost 10
BigChopper

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My blades never last long enough to warp

When they do warp, it's normally the ground that warps them!

Andy

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11-06-2004 10:54 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Alistair

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My blades never last long enough to warp
i know all 'bout that

squigle

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11-06-2004 11:15 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Darksider

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Dont let yourself be punished for doing something thats perfectly acceptable, tell them politely that your going to continue to do it whether they like it or not, and leave it at that, you'll soon find out if there's any action behind the mouth.

Gareth

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11-07-2004 12:00 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Tailspinner

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JAMAICA, NY

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Branzz,
Your heli, your blades. Yes your blades will melt and warp if left on the heli. However you will never see, nor be able to measure the amount in your lifetime. An ant could cross the Mojave faster.

Forget the naysayers and fly 'em til they break.

Are you on the list?

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11-07-2004 01:55 AM  13 years agoPost 14
Alistair

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Forget the naysayers and fly 'em til they break
you mean, fly them 'till you break 'em

squigle

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