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Old 07-12-2010, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was flying my Blade 400 practicing side in hover, I flew out about 80 feet and BANG one blade flew out about 40 feet, the rest dropped like a stone.

Looks like it pulled right out at the grip.

Now that I think about it, as I was spooling up I noticed a wobble but I thought the blades were simple not pulled straight, so lesson learned.

The damage doesn't look that bad but it is adding up pretty quick



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Old 07-12-2010, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you have any wrecks on those blades before this happend ?? if not that is pretty scarry to think a perfectly good new set of blades could be that week.


sorry about the bad luck, that would really make me mad
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Man that is scary, good job it wasn't near you when it broke loose. Might be worth emailing HH about it as blades shouldn't just pull through like that.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ya it was pretty weird when it happened.

I can't fault the blades because I don't know their entire history, I bought the heli used, but I tore it down and went through the head setup every thing looked good at the time.

Oh well live and learn, at least I know I can hit the TH before a heli drops from 20'
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get some carbon fiber blades, they are extremely hard to damage. mine have withstood many light weight wrecks and one dive bomb in to the ground at full force from a very high altitude. only damage is a few little nicks. a good set of CF blades are worth the money, they also track better than the woodies. only down side some say they dont absorb as much if the impact during a wreck as the woodies do. so you are a little more like to to damage some head components.

so far while running my CF blades i have only bent a few feathering shafts and one main color, and that main color was on the big dive bomb. i was expecting broken every thing on that wreck.
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The same thing happened to me recently with a brand new set of stock Eflite woodies.... https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=222264 . The blade flew off and struck me in my left shoulder. I've heard the stock woodies are prone to this. I switched to Align woodies and will never use stock Eflite woodies again.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ya those look like stock blades or some kind of cheap ones, I have used the align 325 woodies and now using align 325cf blades. Both seem really good
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Who needs 2 blades anyway!https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=191815
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I myself have had bad experiences with both the e flite woodies and their cf blades. The wood blade done just as yours , flew out of the gripand they were fresh out the pack!The cf blades, well every set has been badly out of balance. So now all I am buying is the Align 325 pros, they are made well and are the same price so that's a no brainer to me.
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