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10-22-2009 05:35 AM  8 years agoPost 21
outhouse

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Im one to use every last resource and i push things to far.

that blade is at my limit, if it was a 450 blade i'd ca it and fly.

im a little more cautious with my large helis. You could put some ca on it and then do a bit of twisting and flexing to listen if you hear any unwanted creaking or cracking and try if your brave. I would fly out in normal mode and hit idle up when there far above eye level if you do try.

if it was just the ding id be fine but i didnt like the looks of the other side

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10-22-2009 06:52 AM  8 years agoPost 22
Gearhead

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it's not about if you can fly with that blade, it's about if it will hurt someone if it brakes !!!

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10-22-2009 09:48 AM  8 years agoPost 23
The Old Guy

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Give them to a scale flyer, that dose not run at 2000rpm+
I am sure at a "scale" type head speed 14/1500 they will be fine

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10-22-2009 11:08 AM  8 years agoPost 24
MartyH

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I wouldnt use them or want to be around them in use and I agree with the very first responder. If you have to ask......

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10-22-2009 11:56 AM  8 years agoPost 25
Frank Bostwick

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Dang now you guys have me wondering.......I was gonna put a dab of CA on this and fly. I have no idea how this nick happened.

OK we can guess, it folded and hit the grip but must have been on the bench at some point, nothin' but good solid flights on these 15 flight old blades.

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10-22-2009 01:00 PM  8 years agoPost 26
MartyH

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FBoss that damage looks like it could be blended out. No way I'd fly or want to be around those AS IS. If you start blending that and find anything that looks like a hairline crack radiating anywhere from the damaged area, send them over to me. I'm painting my shop and can always use more paint sticks. If they were my blades I wouldnt consider trying to save them for flying.

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10-22-2009 01:37 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Mutt

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Give them to a scale flyer
Sorry all I fly is scale and I dont want them nor would I use them. Why would I take a chance with one of my scalers that I have hours and hours into over a cracked blade for?

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10-22-2009 01:38 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Mutt

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I'm painting my shop and can always use more paint sticks.
I did the same thing used old heli blades for paint sticks lol.

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10-22-2009 01:57 PM  8 years agoPost 29
reddragon

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I don't know how anyone could suggest that Rudyy use that blade OR give it to someone else to use.

Wayne - Fly it like you stole it! You're in good hands with Runryder!

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10-22-2009 02:09 PM  8 years agoPost 30
Frank Bostwick

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Well I thought I was a very safety minded guy....................I guess we all have our break points, I just cant see trashing this set of almost new blades for that nick. Im going to re inspect em to check for any radiating damage. If all the damage is localised, Im gonna put a drop of epoxy on, blend it out smooth and fly em. Till they break or I crash I will always wonder though.........I just cant bring myself to trash a new set of $100 blades for that nick. Guess its a good thing I fly by myself and I hope this does not end up being penny wise and pound foolish.

RIP ROMAN

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10-22-2009 02:20 PM  8 years agoPost 31
MartyH

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Well, it'll be pound foolish if that blade departs before your next crash cause it'll be spectacular for sure. Thats damage at the root. If it was at the tip I'd say blend it and seal it with some CA and rebalance. Check it over close and stay the heck away from the heli if you're going to fly it. They'd already be in the paint bucket if they were mine.

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10-22-2009 02:31 PM  8 years agoPost 32
GyroFreak

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My vote is to not use them. Why ? It's all been said above.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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10-22-2009 03:16 PM  8 years agoPost 33
VooDooX

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fboss that kind of folding too far nick should be ok i had a set with that nic in it flew over 500 flights without even caing the nic i never wondered about them tho because i figured the rest of the structure/saftey wire had it fine i was flying 2150 hs on a 600 size machine

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10-22-2009 03:31 PM  8 years agoPost 34
Jag72

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You guys are all nuts...

I'd fly those with NO worries at all....I have flown blades 10 times worse than those...lol..

not saying I recommend it...but I can tell you those blades are just fine to use...and the blades you have FBOSS are PERFECTLY fine to fly just as they are...lots of my blades look like that

Most just ASSUME a ding or a crack means you can't fly them..well...I have flown probably 50 sets of blades like that and never had an in flight failure...the biggest problem is ME...I tend to crash frequently enough where blades are not bad enough for long...they all eventually eat dirt ...

If you don't feel comfortable flying those blades put me on the list of people who would take them off your hands...

You should have seen the set of Radix I was flying on my trex last week...you guys would have died...lucky for me I blade struck them and fully destroyed them

Anthony

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10-22-2009 03:34 PM  8 years agoPost 35
Aaron29

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I would not use them because the damage is at the root. The root is taking the entire centrifugal, twisting, and tracking forces of the blade more than any other part of it.

If this damage were at the tip you could repair it. But I wouldn't fly this blade on anything I care about or near anyone I care about, including myself.

I wouldn't even donate this blade. I could not imagine my own guilt feelings if someone were injured by a blade I gave them. It'd be like selling a car with no brakes.

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10-22-2009 03:36 PM  8 years agoPost 36
Aaron29

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Just because you've done it and gotten away with it doesn't mean it's smart.

Life is about odds. You take some chances if you think the reward is good enough. But take enough chances and eventually you will see the worst things happen.

If you take a chance, and then some "freak accident" occurs. Is it really a "freak accident?" I say no, as it was predictable and could be avoided.

I've gotten away with driving a car with no clutch and brakes that you had to pump to work. Was this smart? No. But the fact that I didn't hurt myself or anyone else doing that should in no way imply that this should be considered smart.

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10-22-2009 03:40 PM  8 years agoPost 37
ShuRugal

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look again at this picture. It's not in focus, but there is a very large crack at the leading edge, and the foam core is visible through it.

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10-22-2009 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 38
Frank Bostwick

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No crack of any kind on the leading edge. Nick is on trailing edge, what you might see is the sticker wrapping around the L/E. This nick is less than a 1/16" deep and say 3/32" long. It is completely localised w/o any radiating cracks at all.

RIP ROMAN

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10-22-2009 03:58 PM  8 years agoPost 39
Jag72

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It's quite Obvious that we all have a "Perception" of safety and the limits of what is safe VS. Unsafe

I always say trust your instincts...my Instincts tell me to fly them and not worry...but I never said it was recommended ...as I would only do it on my own machines...

SO...how many nay sayers out there have actually flown blades like this?

I have ...and never had a failure...

it's simple...if you don't feel comfortable flying blades like that...then DON'T....that's the beauty of choice...

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10-22-2009 04:32 PM  8 years agoPost 40
Frank Bostwick

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Jag you of all people know I wont fly unless Im comfortable. Never should have shipped those dang blades back

RIP ROMAN

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