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04-27-2011 06:36 AM  10 years ago
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James

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helicopter blade protection
I have 850mm blades 5 of them i want a nice case i can place them inside for tranportation so they can not be damaged

does any one have any links, sites, were you can buy something like this .Other wise i guess i will have to build it from scratch any suggestions would be nice to help out others also .
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04-27-2011 12:04 PM  10 years ago
Copter Doctor

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i've seen various things used, from a strong box to bobby sox
see vario's or starwood model's site. they may have some.
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04-27-2011 01:14 PM  10 years ago
Dirt Biter

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A possibility is one of the flat, rectangular pool cue cases, you can strip out the padding and fit your own to suit if it is long enough.

Similar idea would be to use a fly fishing rod tube with a segmented cloth bag for the blades - not expensive in either case.
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04-27-2011 04:10 PM  10 years ago
Rodan

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I made a 'blade bag' for my AStar out of some material I picked up at a local fabric store. Vinyl on the outside, and kind of fleece like on the inside.



Cost less than $10 in materials, and a little time on the wife's sewing machine. It will actually fold over onto itself, and would easily slide inside a tubular shipping container or length of PVC pipe if you wanted rigitity.
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04-27-2011 06:37 PM  10 years ago
mikmerl

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I never liked to have these very expensive blades rattling against each other during transport and cringed at the cost of the commercially available blades transport bags.

So I grabbed a sample blade of each of my sets and went off to the local awning install/repair guy. Once there I started crying and lamenting so he made up a bunch of these for two & four blade sets to placate me (to get rid of me).

The four blade set in the photo is 880mm long and the two blade set is 810mm. When you insert the blades in their slots you drop the flap over (so blade length is not critical), then you roll it up and tie it with the cords.

He even put small carry handles on each of the holders.

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04-27-2011 08:05 PM  10 years ago
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I use an arrow case. $15-20 at the sporting goods shop.

It holds 6 875mm blades and 4 180mm tail blades.

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04-28-2011 04:12 AM  10 years ago
James

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To Copter Doctor ,Dirt Biter, Rodan, Mikmerl, A&P

these are great ideas and all the custom work i have seen is just great everyone's ideas look impressive to protect those expensive blades im impressed with every bodies ideas you have given me. Many ways to protect my blades i will post a picture, of what i came up with. To everyone i apreciate your pictures, and ideas posted this is going to help me out a lot and im' sure many others . These ideas rock thank you very much

Any more people that have pictures of ideas please post away

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04-29-2011 11:59 AM  10 years ago
10poundlawndart

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Copter Doctor and all;

"strong box to bobby sox"

Now, MEN! THAT IS funny.

,,,,,any ideas on how to protect blades from lopping off
parts on the rear of a heli? protecting them for transporting them is the easy part. Jon...........Peterborough
it is best to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt
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04-29-2011 05:00 PM  10 years ago
coptercptn

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move those parts to the front Jon.... Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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04-29-2011 10:23 PM  10 years ago
James

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I like the humor guysflying is the easy part paying for it whole different story
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04-30-2011 11:58 AM  10 years ago
10poundlawndart

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But, Coptercptn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
if I move those parts to the front, then I'll be hovering nose in, which will increase the chances of a crash.
Ok, I'll try it. Jon,,, Peterborough
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05-04-2011 12:07 AM  10 years ago
coptercptn

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go inverted and all is well? Home of the "Sea Cobra".....
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05-06-2011 11:46 PM  10 years ago
10poundlawndart

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Coptercptn,,,,,,,,,Okay, so I tried it inverted.
Not so good guys, the gravel was digging into my head which hurt like heck.
And, as the heli drifted sideways, I was unable to turn to follow it.
Jon........Peterborough.
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05-16-2011 07:38 AM  10 years ago
James

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hi everyone so this is what i came up with. A simple box with carpet & foam padding inside to protect the blades should be good for protection and transportation what do you think!

just got done painting my hughes 500 blades with orange tips just like the real ones
Jim

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05-16-2011 09:26 AM  10 years ago
Dirt Biter

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James,

excellent solution!
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