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03-11-2012 06:55 AM  6 years agoPost 1
dirtypool

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Hi.

I had a brain fart today while hovering today. Motor sagged and I panicked and decided to cut some grass.

I bent the belt driven tail shaft and just noticed that I chipped one of my main blades. It is a small chip but I am definitely missing some material.

Does it look ok to fly? Or should I fill it with epoxy and sand it smooth?

Or replace it?

Thanks.

Rob

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03-11-2012 07:09 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Dood

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03-11-2012 07:18 AM  6 years agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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I would fill it with epoxy and sand it smooth? It's at the tip so no structural integrity other than maybe re balancing. Just check the root area carefully for any signs of cracks, in fact over the whole length.

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

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03-11-2012 07:31 AM  6 years agoPost 4
dirtypool

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Ok. Thanks.

I didn't see any cracks. And the gears and frame look fine.

I'll probably put some epoxy in there since I am waiting on parts anyway.

Right now I am glad I didn't upgrade to the torque tube.

Rob

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03-11-2012 04:42 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Pistol Pete

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I HIGHLY recommend that you IMMEDIATELY stop using them ...

and send them to me

I would definitely check balance and also give the blades a slight "opposite" twisting from both ends. IF its cracked or separated at the edges, this will expose it.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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