V2 and Shared Stunt blade attachment..how did they do it?

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  1. THX1989

    THX1989 New Member

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    Hello everyone

    This question is been bothering me as i am working on machining a V2 and a shared stunt both. How were the metal stunt blades attached to the nipples? I know the Yumas blade was bolted into the nipple but I have been told it was different for the other two. In BTS rehearsal pics of the shared stunt amd the V2 it only shows blade and no nipple visable .NOW i have been told the metal or
    Carbon blades (not sure what was used)were slipped OVER the nipples and screwed on, Is this how the blades attached? Or were they attached like the yuma. Just want to get my replica as accurate as my novice hands can

    Please any advice welcome
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  2. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    See post #20 http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=240294 for some custom pictures ... the stunt blades had a long threaded rod inside that screwed into the emitter section which also had a set screw on the side to double secure the blade ... see in the front of this recent picture :)

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    Chaim
     
  3. THX1989

    THX1989 New Member

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    Cool thanks Chaim. So they had a smaller rod bonded into the blade that ran through the body of the whole hilt and were set screwed in the nipple and emitter? The blade itself never went in correct? Just the smaller rod?
     
  4. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    Indeed that's at least how I see it, until someone who knows more about the real deal steps up and shows us otherwise :)

    Chaim
     
  5. halliwax

    halliwax Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Chaim do you know of any truth to the blades used being tank antennas?
     
  6. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    No ... I don't sorry ... though I have seen lots of pictures with crooked, bend light metal rods and read about snapping wooden poles back in the olden days ... and they used lots of them ... no time to mend or fix :wacko

    Chaim
     

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