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Old 02-16-2019, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a minor crash this weekend (tail stopped, heli spun like crazy and i had to do a crappy autorotation which i landed just a bit too hard). Most energy in the blades (VTX 717) was gone but they did hit the boom resulting in a small dent shown in the pictures. The dent is ~3inches/8cm from the tip of the blade. I tried twisting/bending in all directions but the blade seems to be in perfect condition. I didn't hear any cracking.
Is it safe to use a blade like this or not? If i would use it I could fill the gap with some thin CA

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Old 02-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yepp, fill with epoxy, check balance and you're good to go.
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i've done ~10 flights, and indeed they are still as good as new
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