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Braddock, VC05/05/2017 12:53:27
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Just a quick heads up, http://www.aandapackaging.co.uk supply elastic/rubber bands. I got a pound (454 grammes) equivalent to 55, 8" x 1/2" bands for £5.20 inc p&p. Took 3 days to get to me, not as quick as Slecuk but they charge over £2 for 10 plus p&p.

I'm nothing other than a grateful customer.

ps they also do small packs of bubble wrap, ideal for wing bags.

I googled rubber bands btw.

Martian05/05/2017 15:09:52
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You could always follow the postman they drop them everywhere

John Helling05/05/2017 18:14:02
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Ebay 5" 6" 7" Bands 500 grams "Hundreds" for next to nothing

Former Member05/05/2017 19:36:23
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RC Plane Flyer05/05/2017 19:39:23
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I would not recommend the post office bands they are degradable in the light and the wings could fall off in flight

Malcolm Fisher05/05/2017 20:05:31
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I still cut bands from old inner tubes, but then I am a "tight Tyke".

Malcolm

PatMc05/05/2017 20:56:20
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I convert any rubber band fixed wing designs to screw fixture before I build whenever I can. Rubber fixed wings is a free flight throwback unnecessary with virtualy all RC models.

Braddock, VC05/05/2017 23:35:14
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cheeky

alan p06/05/2017 08:32:47
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Rubber bands have saved many a wing/model when having a unintentional arrival. Long may they continuewink 2

MaL07/05/2017 11:41:53
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Since leaving work rubber bands have got a lot more expensivewink 2

Chuck Plains07/05/2017 14:30:02
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Posted by PatMc on 05/05/2017 20:56:20:

I convert any rubber band fixed wing designs to screw fixture before I build whenever I can. Rubber fixed wings is a free flight throwback unnecessary with virtualy all RC models.

Why unnecessary? I've converted most of my RC planes to rubber band wing fixing.

Chuck Plains07/05/2017 14:50:35
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That's a good price Sir Braddok! Though I don't use that size, I mostly use size64 (3.5" x 1/4".

I would have recommended Staples Office Warehouse, but their prices have sprinted up recently. And even Ebay isn't that cheap.

Braddock, VC07/05/2017 16:13:22
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I've toyed with the idea of converting wings to bolt on, but I've found that in some of my less than perfect landings, that end with a cartwheel, both the wings and fuse get damaged more often than not, as opposed to wing root damage on banded on ones. I only use 4 bands nowadays to mitigate this damage.

I only posted this info for a couple of reasons, mainly so I can refer to it when my 55 wing bands are nearly depleted and secondly so my chums on here can benefit from the cost savings.

Incidentally, my ones are natural rubber but the white ones are also available.

TBH it's all different pokes for different folks, if you don't want bands OK, that's your prerogative

Edited By Braddock, VC on 07/05/2017 16:14:41

fly boy307/05/2017 16:54:38
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Slightly of topic, but my problem kis that I cannot get longer bands for my Super Scorpion wing. I need something that will stretch to about18 i.nches without damaging the wing. Normal bands are 8 inches, as I have posted before, looping 6, 8 inch bands leaves unsightly lumps of rubber on the wing. Winge over. Cheers

Braddock, VC07/05/2017 16:59:23
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Look up one of those free flight retailers, buy half a pound of the widest, thickest rubber they sell and make your own bands. If you must stick the rubber together use the poly zap.

BTW, rubber knots generally on top of wing, invisible from strip unless you perform long inverted low level passes devil.

Braddock, VC07/05/2017 17:01:08
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Just thought, if you loop one rubber band through the other, no unsightly knots

Ray Farrimond07/05/2017 19:18:36
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fly boy3

Not sure if these will do at 31cm, not cheap but if its what you need.......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXTRA-LONG-31cm-long-so-really-big-large-ELASTIC-RUBBER-BANDS-huge-BLUE-/262590406480?_trksid=p2385738.m2548.l4275

Ray

fly boy317/05/2017 22:59:55
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Hi Raymond, sorry for very late reply. Yes those will do for me. The super Scorpion flys only in good weather so these bands will last a few seasons if looked after. Thanks.

Former Member18/05/2017 04:21:46
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kc18/05/2017 12:39:56
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Buy them from the SLEC stand at a show ( like Wings and Wheels next month ) bigger quantity and no postage.

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