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04-05-2009 02:47 PM  9 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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I put my stock blades on my Rappy but they have bubble (a few are quite big)on them. Can I use my monokote iron to iron them down or should I stip the coating and buy some blade coverint, or just go out and get some carbons? I wanted to get in the air and start practicing asap but afraid I'ld get some weird reaction from the bubbling

Rappy 50 Titan, OS Hyper 50, Futaba 2.4 7ch.

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04-05-2009 03:58 PM  9 years agoPost 2
jschenck

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You can use your monokote heat gun but be VERY careful and approach it slow. That is low heat covering and will pop a hole quick. Also, try putting a bit of thin CA under the covering anywhere it has ripped. You may even want to try a bit of clear packing tape.

The CF blades are nice maintenance free but as long as you are flying lower headspeeds the wood blades work just fine. I learned to do loops, rolls, inverted hovering and auto's with wood blades. Just make sure you properly glue on the plastic roots and keep the RPM at/below 1700.

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04-05-2009 04:04 PM  9 years agoPost 3
artimus

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Dont worrry about it ...let the Shrink wrap tear off in flight ...it makes a real cool chripping effect just before it blows off......
Just use a hair dryer to srink the wrap back....it wont be hot enough to mess it up.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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04-05-2009 04:57 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Canadian Man

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pull off the stock wrapping and use some lacour to finish the blades. If you have some around the house it's free if you have to buy some it's a few dollars.

Works great. I have done this on 2 sets of blades.

Jonathan

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04-05-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 5
artimus

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Lacquer is not going to be nitro proof....its gonna turn to a gooey mess. Use a Urethane based paint and a catalyzed one if you can.
I never paint baldes or put drcoration like flash stickers on mine....
they never last very long if I do.....its just bad ju ju....

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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04-06-2009 01:05 AM  9 years agoPost 6
MickeyMoo

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Ohio

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I have used Rustoleum polyuruethane in a spray can on my 30 with 15% nitro with good results. May want to check the balance after it drys a day or two.

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04-06-2009 08:03 PM  9 years agoPost 7
GREYEAGLE

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Poke em
Poke em with a pin and re- seal / Iron - the'll lay right down

greyeagle

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04-15-2009 07:17 PM  9 years agoPost 8
cmulder

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recover
you cal also recover them with monocote or ultracote/ oracover ect
You shoukd ballance them again once done and make sure the last seam is facing the rear (start trailing edge top , wrap to the botom , leading edge and trim at the trailing edge)

I also use some 3m foil that is used for signs/ car letering ect

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06-05-2009 06:51 AM  9 years agoPost 9
SpottedCow

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Another vote for Monocote.. I did that to mine and it made them almost indestructable.. and stiffer. I also had tried trim sheets.. they are a little thicker, and you have to apply them perfectly with no wrinkles because trim sheets have some adhesive on the back and it won't iron out. I flew mine for a few gallons and the monocote never tore or had any issues.

But then again... carbons aren't that expensive these days.

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