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Old 05-01-2014, 12:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Danged plastic blade grips.

Took my 130 out to my large field flying side. First time with the TBS boom and finaly got to fly large after about 1 1/2 months of crud weather. Heli flew smooth as silk when power on, but when I backed off the throttle, it would start this really fine, but intense shudder. Got back on the sticks and smooth as silk?

This evening I took a closer look and found that one of the main grip threads had stripped out leaving one blade loose and dangling down. Damn. Don't want to put any more money in this bird as I am just finishing up my 300X. Think I will go to the local screw shop and try to find a similar size cap screw and tiny aircraft lock nut. These plastic threads are useless!

Note: Just bought a 300x used less Beastx for $80.00. One RobirdFBL, 80.00. Turnigy servos and parkfly motor, yep 30 amp esc $107.00, Lynx blades and fancy canopy, swash alighn tool. $50.00. Total cost: $317.00. Same as a stock 300 and just as new.

Also bought my 130x a fancy new canopy, TBS Replica and misc stuff. But i think it's still pissed! -Yes, My 130x is a bitch!
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How tight do you run your blades? I run all of mine floppy as hell on the micros. Just loosen the other side up to match and you will be good.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had that happen to me and I CA'd the bolt in. Put the CA inside the lower threads of the blade grip, carefully, and then screw in the bolt. It appears to have reformed the threads and I can still unscrew and rescrew the the bolt. Repeat as necessary.

You can also buy some M2 locknuts which will fit on the stock blade grip bolts:

HR1022 Hex Nylon Insert Locknuts M2.

I bought mine from Helidirect but they are out of stock at the moment.
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Yes, I run my blades loose as well. Don't know why or how it stripped.
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Upon close examination, found the lower grip broken off at the thread hole. Have not even had the fun of crashing!
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Upon close examination, found the lower grip broken off at the thread hole. Have not even had the fun of crashing!
You are a lucky owner of fine QC inspections before being delivered to the consumer lol
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