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04-22-2011 09:57 PM  7 years agoPost 1
munkey nuts

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vario huey build

120mm glass fibre vario tail blades.
the end of the blades are curved can i cut them square to improve there look? has anybnody else done this and how.

thanks

gareth

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04-23-2011 08:03 PM  7 years agoPost 2
NickC

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I cut a set a couple of years ago (just took a junior hacksaw to them )this exposed the foam inner which I put a drop of ca onto to seal it and then repainted and balenced and they have been fine.

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04-23-2011 08:33 PM  7 years agoPost 3
munkey nuts

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thanks, were they easy to rebalance?

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04-23-2011 10:31 PM  7 years agoPost 4
payne1967

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when you cut the i would bolt them together to get the lengths near enough apot on before any sanding
balancing will be like a set of blades, one set will be easy the next could be a right so and so to balance

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04-24-2011 01:28 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Christopher J

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Vario used to make square tipped blades. See if your local dealer has any in stock, it'll save you from cutting yours

Christopher J
same as I ever was
"Still all set & Flying the original"

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04-24-2011 06:16 AM  7 years agoPost 6
PETER ROB

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Square ended blades
Christopher J, They still do,
790/34 for petrol
34/31 metal for turbine
I used R22 tailblades and machined the curve off, much wider cord 43mm,found the full blades were to reactive,even after machining the ends square, the tail has too much authority, fitter high torque slower speed servo to get it more scale like
Peter R

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