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04-29-2010 03:03 AM  8 years agoPost 41
jbdww

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Since the damage is in the root, the blade can not be repaired. The only blade I have repaired is on the lagging edge near the tips.

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04-29-2010 03:18 PM  8 years agoPost 42
AirWolfRC

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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 ...
This is an amazing and disturbing response.
It tries to make everybody responsible for other people's actions.
Whatever happened to being responsible for your OWN actions ? ?

It's fine and good to ask others for input but in the end, one is still responsible for their OWN actions.

This notion of pleading stupid just so you can blame someone else for your actions is rubbish !

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04-29-2010 07:50 PM  8 years agoPost 43
Entityofme1

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I'm gonna have to defend my brave boat rockers Heli cuzz and AirWolf on this one since they seem to be a guys who aren't afraid to stand on an icey cliffs alone. They deserve it. I also have repaired main blades as well. However, I will say that unless you are 100% completely confident the damage is merely a surface bklemish and hasn't caused the carbon to delaminate then DON'T DO IT. The blade shown in the picture should not be repaired. Types of repairs I have done have been small chips usually that can be filled in by sanding the area around the blade and then building up multiple layers of thin CA and sanding away until it becomes unifrom with the rest of the blade's surface. If a person has any doubt whatsover regarding the damaged blade just go ahead and chunk it. Let's be honest here and admit that it can be done and yes using the right amount of common sense and sound judgement can save you some money without any ill effects.

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04-29-2010 07:59 PM  8 years agoPost 44
VooDooX

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This is an amazing and disturbing response.
It tries to make everybody responsible for other people's actions.
Whatever happened to being responsible for your OWN actions ? ?

It's fine and good to ask others for input but in the end, one is still responsible for their OWN actions.

This notion of pleading stupid just so you can blame someone else for your actions is rubbish !
dont get your panties in a bunch the guy came on here asking us EXPERIENCED people if its repairable if we had said yes he definantly would have... so your telling me if you dont have experience with something and you ask someone who is you don't trust them? your being naive.. so heres an example..

you go to the tire store with a tire you think MAY be messed up but your no tire expert (for sake of argument your no tire expert even if you actually are)the tire expert says OH ya we can fix that easy with a plug i have done it many times.. do you A) accept his advise and pay 20$ for the plug or B)tell him to f#C% off and buy a new tire for 250$? ... if you choose A and the tire blew up on the freeway and killed 10 people who would be at fualt.. the EXPERT who told him the tire could be fixxed or the guy that had the tire fixed knowing nothing about it... i would say a court would find the tire shop negligent and would be open for a lawsuit... so us as EXPERTS or the closest things to them in the RC heli world should give him good advise yet your saying my response is Amazing and disturbing? for telling somone who is promoting wreckless behavior to stop... ok.... whatever lets you sleep at night no need to attack me for makign it perfectly clear this type of repair isnt safe..

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04-29-2010 08:24 PM  8 years agoPost 45
Frank Bostwick

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AW did not attack you or the recommendation to not repair. Read and think about what Aw posted. Once again the point of the point was COMPLETELY missed, not a rare event her in RR land.
BTW Im with AW on this and with all that say that blade is a good stir stick. And with all that say
A PERSON IS RESPONSABLE FOR HIS/HER ACTIONS

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04-29-2010 08:30 PM  8 years agoPost 46
VooDooX

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fboss.. tire scenerio.. whos responsible

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04-29-2010 08:42 PM  8 years agoPost 47
Frank Bostwick

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In response to your hypothetical, yes the repair shop could be forced to accept some liability. An expert, if asked as such and PAID for advise can be found liable for his actions. Thats a fact and can be backed up by countless case studies.
Airwolf did not say the blades should be repaired or fault you for that recommendation IN ANY WAY AT ALL. No offence but you have missed his point.

Just for an FYI, Have you ever been told by a tire guy that a plug will safely fix your tire, at least in the last 10 years? 99 times out of 100 they say the tire is trash, 100 times out 100 plugs are a no no (at least where I live) and 50 times out of 100 they fail anyway! Honestly I dont even think they are legal in Ohio or Indiana....but I know thats not your point.

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04-29-2010 08:55 PM  8 years agoPost 48
Dakine

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Shoe Goo will fix it.

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04-29-2010 08:55 PM  8 years agoPost 49
AirWolfRC

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VooDooX,

You clearly don't have any real world responsibility.
Example, being a pilot (full size like I am) it is well established that the pilot is the final authority and responsibility for the conduction of the flight . . . NOT any controller or weather man . . . who is consulted for their input but the pilot makes the final decision.

You aren't a democrat, are you ?

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04-29-2010 09:06 PM  8 years agoPost 50
Frank Bostwick

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Dang AW you dont have to push that danfg hard

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04-29-2010 09:09 PM  8 years agoPost 51
VooDooX

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You clearly don't have any real world responsibility.
Example, being a pilot (full size like I am) it is well established that the pilot is the final authority and responsibility for the conduction of the flight . . . NOT any controller or weather man . . . who is consulted for their input but the pilot makes the final decision.
yes you do but when your engine goes thru a rebuild do you tear it apart to make sure it was done right? no you don't so if that engine fails it was obviously your fualt right? my point is your saying we NEVER can have anyone else accept responsibility its always us in the end when that simply isnt true sometimes for example when we board a major airline and the plane crash was it the passengers fualt for getting on the plane without doing a walk around (that your not aloud to do anyways) no.. my point is yoru applyign a generalization that our life is always in our control when sometimes theres some outside forces that you have no control over that do affect your life that IS somone elses fualt.. 99.99% of your life is under your control the other .01% its not

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04-29-2010 09:10 PM  8 years agoPost 52
rudyy

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Damaged blades
I would have to say making your own judgement on the kinds of damage on the blade. Since the damage is on the leading edge and the area is pretty big, I would not take the chance.

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04-29-2010 09:14 PM  8 years agoPost 53
Frank Bostwick

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Whats that ruddy? An on topic post?
good man

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04-29-2010 09:45 PM  8 years agoPost 54
VooDooX

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04-30-2010 01:57 AM  8 years agoPost 55
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you go to the tire store with a tire you think MAY be messed up but your no tire expert (for sake of argument your no tire expert even if you actually are)the tire expert says OH ya we can fix that easy with a plug i have done it many times.. do you A) accept his advise and pay 20$ for the plug or B)tell him to f#C% off and buy a new tire for 250$? ... if you choose A and the tire blew up on the freeway and killed 10 people who would be at fualt.. the EXPERT who told him the tire could be fixxed or the guy that had the tire fixed knowing nothing about it... i would say a court would find the tire shop negligent and would be open for a lawsuit... so us as EXPERTS or the closest things to them in the RC heli world should give him good advise yet your saying my response is Amazing and disturbing? for telling somone who is promoting wreckless behavior to stop... ok.... whatever lets you sleep at night no need to attack me for makign it perfectly clear this type of repair isnt safe..
That's funny as $hit.
How can you compare some person going to a tire shop and having an EXPERT tell them it can be fixed and the EXPERT dose the repair, to this thread and me answering yes I have repaired main blades?
YOU CAN NOT!!!

I could understand if, I said yes, send it to me the EXPERT, and I the EXPERT will repair the damaged blade for a small fee, then send it back to the user ultimately leading to catastrophic failure resulting in death to an innocent bystander.
Then I'd be at fault and would accept responsibility.
That's not the case, is it?

By no means do I condone on pilots repairing main blades if they have to ask somebody's opinion whether or not they should be fixed. That shows doubt, so send them on over to me and I'll fix em and fly em.

Reckless behavior is you trying, and I said, trying, to bite my a$$.

Can I reuse this Tailboom?

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04-30-2010 06:57 PM  8 years agoPost 56
AirWolfRC

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yes you do but when your engine goes thru a rebuild do you tear it apart to make sure it was done right?
Sorry . . .
I missed the part where he was asking someone else to do the repair.

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04-30-2010 07:25 PM  8 years agoPost 57
VooDooX

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04-30-2010 07:29 PM  8 years agoPost 58
AirWolfRC

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04-30-2010 07:32 PM  8 years agoPost 59
VooDooX

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04-30-2010 07:37 PM  8 years agoPost 60
Frank Bostwick

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Though not directed at me Ill answer anyway.
Yes I as a normal thing run 2-3 tanks after a rebuild then pop the head and back plate to make sure it (I) was done right. Miss that tiny pin on the ring and a motor will eat its self in short order.
Unless I know its right, I check it till am sure its right.
Just good practice IMO

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