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Feb 03, 2005, 04:19 PM
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Radio Shack spare parts on backorder

I placed an order for spare tail rotors (after the CK mod my tail rotor regularly gets mashed and broken) from the Radio Shack support site.

I received an email saying they were on backorder until the 15th, but I strongly suspect this is an auto-string-me-along email - I'll get another one on the 15th saying its back ordered until March 1, etc etc.

Anyone know anything that would make me think otherwise?
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Feb 03, 2005, 06:16 PM
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So........ make your own. Apparently the bullet-proof see-thru vacuum formed wrap that is so loved by the likes of Costco for enshrining everything from screwdriver sets to electrical toys is perfect.

Assuming you can cut some off a product without mortally injuring yourself, cut a blade shape out (flat).
Then punch a hole in the 'middle' and stick a pin/needle or piece of wire thru.
Apply a little heat - hair dryer, hot water, whatever, and twist some pitch into it.
Attach it to the 'hub' of the existing tail rotor (remove the damaged blades of course). CA glue will do it but be careful.

The existing hub of the tail rotor is best left attached to the motor unless it's come off under crash testing conditions.
Feb 07, 2005, 11:03 AM
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Well, better news - I just received my replacement tail rotor blades in the mail today. Yes!

So, this is a good option for canadians who need replacement parts. Since they list motors (albiet pricey), looks like this could be a source for them also.
Feb 07, 2005, 12:11 PM
R/C unconditionnal
could you post a link bobbob? I'd really like to check it out,thank you
Feb 07, 2005, 05:33 PM
R/C unconditionnal
TY Paul

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