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04-28-2010 02:31 PM  8 years agoPost 21
VooDooX

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have you fixed a main blade?

Yes I have.
wow way to promote potentially life threatening wreckless behavior... seriously so if this guy ends up flying this blade because you said you did and he ends up killing someone your conscience would be clear huh? ..some people ...you should stop posting on this whole forum if that's your attitude or at lease give more info if it was a safe repair.. like ohh some paint chipped off and i hit it with some spray paint, or something like that. this blade is completely ruined thru the main supporting structure of the blade, and completely unfit for use, and everyone is in agreeance.

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04-28-2010 02:59 PM  8 years agoPost 22
BeltFedBrowning

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+1, I would never consider flying a blade with damage to the leading edge.

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04-28-2010 03:23 PM  8 years agoPost 23
alexz

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Ok,I will not try to fix it. I a agree that there is just to much to risk.

So what if I ask you all realy nicely, then would one of you have a blade for me.

I'm thinking how can I sell myself to get some more cash.
Ah, It's killing me. One because I have been down for so long,and two the weather is so fricken nice out.

I guess this is how it feels to be a crack addict.

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04-28-2010 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 24
bkervaski

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So what if I ask you all realy nicely, then would one of you have a blade for me.
Not to sound rude, but if you can't afford to fly safe, maybe take a brake and save up.

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04-28-2010 03:34 PM  8 years agoPost 25
alexz

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It's not that, It's the wife. Need I say more.
No but I kid you not I just rebuilt it so i just put up about $230.00. Get out to the field to have some fun, and in the first tank the boom support fell off. That's what did the damage. So it's not me being cheep. Just lookng for a once of hope as not to be in the dog house for a long time.

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04-28-2010 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 26
AirWolfRC

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That kind of repair is possible but only by those that know aircraft grade fiberglassing.

New blades are cheaper in the long run.

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04-28-2010 03:46 PM  8 years agoPost 27
Frank Bostwick

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If you are gonna stay in the hobby,
Fix up the dog house as you will be spending more than some time in it

RIP ROMAN

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04-28-2010 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 28
Hamo

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I can just picture you in the dog house.
Hamo

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04-28-2010 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 29
cowetachopper

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YOu could sand it roughly fiberglass repair it, then sand smooth, then glass, again and sand then paint then try and balance it to the other one and then take a chance of killing yourseld or someone else or seriously injurying or damaging property. The fiberglass way is the only way I could suggest but I would highly HIGHLY recommend not doing it!!! Just buy a set of MAH carbons. YOu can get a set of 690's for $65! Not worth the risk at all.

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04-28-2010 03:59 PM  8 years agoPost 30
oteskate

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AlexZ...

Well, none of us want ya to be in the doghouse, but even if someone local to you had a blade for you, you really need to buy a new MATCHED set of blades for weight and balance purpose. You don't want to have to be chasing balance problems because you mixed and matched blades.

You can look at the Maverick blades, which you can get a set of their 600mm set for around $80. I think that's about the cheapest I could find.

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04-28-2010 04:12 PM  8 years agoPost 31
cudaboy_71

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don't worry, that feeling of needing to save every blade due to a little damage goes away after a while. plus, theyre really attractive floor covering. look what i've done with my workshop floor! (they also make really nifty heli wall hangers.)

lately i've just been sticking them on the local wall 'o shame

if it ain't broke, break it.

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04-28-2010 04:30 PM  8 years agoPost 32
bolkow

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To be honest I think you are confusing full size pratice with model flying. On a full size blade it may be ec onomical to have it repaired relative to the cost of replacement, but this does not apply to a model blade. Whatever its replacement cost is, if such a repair service it owuld by nature cost more than simply replaceing the blade, which is why such services do not exist. Thats the economics, regarding safety, read what everybody above has advised, they are right.

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04-28-2010 04:31 PM  8 years agoPost 33
GyroFreak

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Hobby King has some CF 600 mm cheap. $25.99
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/...ain_Blade_600mm
Shipping charges may negate the low cost.
May be good beater blades.

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

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04-28-2010 04:41 PM  8 years agoPost 34
cudaboy_71

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your relationship with your S.O. is none of my business. but, a suggestion might be to establish a monthly budget for hobby expenses.

you're gonna feel $$$hitty enough after a crash, without having to worry about a guilt trip for repair, too. if that's the path your headed, you won't enjoy the hobby long. BUT, if you have a budget established then it's only a matter of saving up for what you need. sure, you might be grounded for longer than you hoped...but, it's guiltless. it's your hobby fund to do with as you please.

if that doesnt float with her, you might consider making it equitable. if she doesnt have a hobby, it can be a shoe fund, or whatever she's in to.

point is, this is hobby, which in most cases is supposed to be an outlet for some fun. it is expensive. you're going to crash. but, guilt and fun can't easily coexist. you have to get rid of one or the other.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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04-28-2010 04:52 PM  8 years agoPost 35
alexz

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^I hear you there^. The only hobby she has is spending money.

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04-28-2010 05:10 PM  8 years agoPost 36
RappyTappy

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alexz, That blade is finished man. I've had a small knick that was at most about 2-3mm deep in the leading edge of a blade that I've filled with epoxy, but what you have there is not safe to fly.

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04-28-2010 06:02 PM  8 years agoPost 37
AirWolfRC

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Simply filling with epoxy is not adequate.
There must be glass over the void being filled.
. . . and it needs to be bonded to the glass around the void.

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04-28-2010 06:31 PM  8 years agoPost 38
RappyTappy

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for a 2-3mm chip, it is not necessary to glass, won't do much good anyways. The chips I'm talking about are not structural and merely cosmetic. I've done it to many blades without issues so I know what is practically possible, thanks.

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04-28-2010 09:34 PM  8 years agoPost 39
JuanRodriguez

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Forget about the damaged blade !
Fly your heli with the remaining good one !!

Look here:

https://rc.runryder.com/t571120p1/

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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04-29-2010 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 40
heli-cuzz

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wow way to promote potentially life threatening wreckless behavior... seriously so if this guy ends up flying this blade because you said you did and he ends up killing someone your conscience would be clear huh? ..some people ...you should stop posting on this whole forum if that's your attitude or at lease give more info if it was a safe repair.. like ohh some paint chipped off and i hit it with some spray paint, or something like that. this blade is completely ruined thru the main supporting structure of the blade, and completely unfit for use, and everyone is in agreeance.
I don't promote wreckless behavior. Jumping the gun a little here.
I answered the question, Yes!
I have repaired many mains and flew them with no issues.
Let's put it this way, if you have to ask with a picture if something should be fixed, then the question shouldn't have been asked.
The thread title also is, have you fixed a main blade? Yes I have.

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