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Old Jan 08, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ChillPhatCat View Post
I always buy a big bag of 64's from Staples and never have a problem... I use a new set every flying session and put the used ones in another bag, when I run out I just use them again. With nitro planes I wash the used bands with dish soap to get the oil off and bingo bango! they're like new. I find that I only ever have to buy rubber bands once a year, and for $2 per bag, I cannot be convinced that I need "high quality" rubber.

I also use the 2 bands + 2 per lb rule however, so a 5 lb trainer gets 12 rubber bands... plenty of redundancy if one happens to snap.

Also, when I put the used ones back into service, I pull them about 14 inches to make sure they don't snap... you always find a few.
After washing or use (clean of course !) ... throw a little talcum powder or Chalk dust in the bag as well ... takes up any moisture and stops that sticky band you get when bands are wrapped up in plastic bags ...

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