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Old 03-07-2010, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys, what can I do with crashed blades? I know some people make heli hangers with them using spacers on the wall, some people just use them as art, etc. I just don't have the heart to throw them away, nor let anyone around me that crashes throw them in the bin unless they are shredded. I can't be the only one that has looked for a use for them. What do you do with them if you don't throw them away in a crash? I'd love to come up with some cool ideas.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Add some mainshafts and make a windchime.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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glue accordian like paper to each blade with pretty ornamental pictures on them, or heli pictures and make fans to pass out to your friends for hot days.

Put them in a first aid kit for a splint.

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was told by an old timer that it is a great repair piece for broken frame.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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All good stuff. Keep it comin!
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I make mine into keychains. $55 keychains!
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Break up into real small pieces and add into your ramen noodles for extra fiber in your diet...
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Usually only one blade is damaged for me, so I just keep the good ones, and balance match pairs for spares. This is on the 450. I still have the broken ones too. In fact, I still have all my damaged bits.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i got a bunch of blades if you find something good to do with em it would be cool
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I am working on making a camera mount (under slung type) with my old carbon blades.
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shoe horn...?
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When they split along the front edge, they make great comedy smack sticks.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I repair, crash-proof and reuse my crashed blades

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The camera mount would be cool! Post pics when you are done! Rebuilding a crashed blade sends a shiver up my spine...
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There was a guy here on helifreak that used the broken blades for some kind of flap on a rc boat. I don't remember if he wanted them for free or if he was buying them. Just seen this thread and I thought I'd chime in. I'll try to locate the thread.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That is what I use them for, used one today as a matter of fact.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Usually only one blade is damaged for me, so I just keep the good ones, and balance match pairs for spares. This is on the 450. I still have the broken ones too. In fact, I still have all my damaged bits.
At least I'm not the only one that saves all the broken bits. Everytime Sly asks me how many crashes I've had I just go count bent mainshafts.
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Then I must have 0 crashes! (I have not a single broken bit in the house or car )
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I am going to re-do my floors with them at this rate

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