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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:09 PM
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I bought a big bad of rubber bands from Walmart for only a couple bucks. I throw them away after each flight due to the messy oil all over them
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:26 PM
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I bought a big bad of rubber bands from Walmart for only a couple bucks. I throw them away after each flight due to the messy oil all over them
Throw them in a bag of backing soda. Removes oil slime
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Old Jan 08, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Throw them in a bag of backing soda. Removes oil slime
Thanks azflyingguy, will try that soon!
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Dish soap removes the slime as well as I mentioned a few posts ago.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 07:38 AM
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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.
Same here as well as the number of rubber bands. I see a lot of new fliers show up with a new plane with a couple of rubber bands to hold the wing on. They are usually surprised when we put 10 more bands on before flying.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:29 AM
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Dish soap removes the slime as well as I mentioned a few posts ago.
I think I missed your post. Anyway I like baking soda method because I think its less messy and I can carry a bag of Rubbers mixed with baking soda to the field. I think we are off topic because we are talking about Glow Fuel.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I use the # 64s from my LHS but I toss them after every use, they just don't hold up well for me. They arn't too expensive but I know its wasteful.
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