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Old 03-01-2007, 01:32 AM
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Are there any links I can go to help on building your own blades for a CP? I am 7 -10 shipping days from a HS, it's not that I am that cheap:-). Other than airfoil and balance they seem pretty simple.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:48 AM
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I do it this way...
Make the mold using a broken blade for the shape out of Bondo, with 100 grit sandpaper fitted to the pattern blade before the Bondo.
Using a blank made with the proper chord and thickness, sand to shape.
Finish to suit.. I've used them bare, Monokoted, and covered with tape.
Balancing.. the fixture can be fancy or simple.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:55 AM
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awsome. Thanks. I am new to helis but I love to build. Good thing too:-0
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:47 PM
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I make my own blades too. I've posted how to make it a while back, here's the link:

How to make your own blades

It's time-consuming, but worth it once you get the hang of it... You can experiment with different widths and lengths, wood types, etc. until you've found the perfect combination that works for you.

Have fun, and be careful! Getting hit by fragmented wood that's harder than balsa hurts like heck when a set of homemade blades bites it during a crash.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:52 AM
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Would using monocote help from peices of splinterd wood flying all over when the blades strike ? Would heat shrink work the same?
By the way new to the site a heli.Thanks for the info on building blade and the info here.
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