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Old 03-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Glass Fibre Blades are too thin

I've bought some replacement blades via e-bay, but they are much thinner where they bolt to the brade grips than the stock eflite ones?

Should I pack then witha washer or can I tighten the blade grip to reduce the slack (doesn't really sound like a good idea)?
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definately shim them with washers or make washers from an old credit card.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've bought some replacement blades via e-bay, but they are much thinner where they bolt to the brade grips than the stock eflite ones?

Should I pack then witha washer or can I tighten the blade grip to reduce the slack (doesn't really sound like a good idea)?

How thick of a gap are you talking about ?? anything more then about 1/32nd ~ 1/16 of an inch ( about the thickness of a cd or two ) and I would double check that you have the proper blades ( how well do you trust the seller ?? are you confident that these are the proper blades for your heli ?? )

One simple thing would be to put the bolt in and tighten down on it a bit without a blade in it. This should tighten it up a slight amount.

Just dont go crazy and destroy the grips ..
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've bought some replacement blades via e-bay, but they are much thinner where they bolt to the brade grips than the stock eflite ones?

Should I pack then witha washer or can I tighten the blade grip to reduce the slack (doesn't really sound like a good idea)?

You need to make some shims to take up most of the gap. Plastic milk carton material works, credit cards, or some sites sell shims.
I think I've had to use shims with all blades other than the eflite ones.
Don't stress the blade grip by over tightening to take up the gap.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Would taking the shims off stock b400 woodies and cutting the second hole off work as a decent shim? I have thousands of broken woodies.
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Thousands. LOL
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Some people have taken the shims off broken E-flight woodies. It's standard practise to use shims on both sides on non E-flight blades if they are too narrow - credit card, milk cartons, plastic lids off 250 millilitre or so containers.

It's not recommended tightening down the grips even a little bit - you are unduly stressing them.

Lots of stories about people not using shims and verticle play ripping the head apart.
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Thousands. LOL
Not all of them due to crashes either! I ruined one blade the other day by accidently sitting on it. Now I have the same issue as Ginger, I need a few shims to fit the new ones I got in the post.
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Thanks guys, plastic milk bottles it is, or ice cream tub. I think credit cards will be a little brittles, plus it's harder to order spares once they are cut up, although I think that would be the wifes preference!!
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if you have a old credit card laying around i would use it for shims, its the perfect thickness. i have been useing the same ones i cut from a credit card for atleast two years.
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