Blade 500 3D blade *missing* grip washers? - RC Groups
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Dec 12, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Blade 500 3D blade *missing* grip washers?

Just got my Blade 500 3D.
Comes in the box without the main rotor blades attached.
They are 435" Carbon fiber.
It only came with two black nylon blade grip washers/spacers.
Shouldn't there be four of these?

There are no instructions for 'installing the blades' I have no idea other than guessing if I should actually have four washers/spacers.
I'f I'm only supposed to have two the manual make no mention of how to install them, whether they go toward the top or toward the bottom.
Exploded parts view shows two of them on one blade.
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Dec 12, 2013, 06:43 PM
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I put one each on the top of the blade, then put the blade in the blade holder, inserted the bolt & tightened them to the stiffness needed. They worked fine for me like that.

The same question was asked else where & this was the answer! Hope this helps.
Dec 13, 2013, 02:44 PM
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Thanks!! would be nice if they put this in the manual :-)
They sure have a bunch of other baby steps in there but leave this out.
And the exploded parts diagram shows two installed on top and bottom of the blade.