My worry about wrapping the blades would be propagation of delamination in high-speed air after a scratch near the blade tip. How easy is the wrap to peel off by hand? Does it cling like strong tape or release freely once it's split from itself? I've never worked with wraps before and am curious. Sounds cool though.I have had vinyl wrap on my AR-1 Averso rotors since day one. Black/yellow staggered
in 2' sections. Can be easily be seen from way above or below. Hundreds of hours on
them and not a hole or a separation. Plus, the bugs wipe off easier than the aluminum
surfaces. Also have 'wrap' designs for my tail art which is directly in the prop stream and
not even a scratch. They stay put if properly applied.
The surface has to be cleaned with denatured alcohol, then, the adhesive undersurface is
sprayed with a liquid dish soap/water solution and applied. Once on, wet the outer surface
as well and use a 'brayer' to smooth out the air bubbles. Dry 24 hrs & wah-la!!
Do you have a picture with rotors at flight RPM?View attachment 1152179View attachment 1152178
Ok guys, Best I could do after several tries. Hope this helps.
Brian, It is high strength (quality) vinyl, not the 'thin stuff'.
Once it's applied & cured, you have to take it off with a heat gun (like a peel).
It sticks like gorilla tape. Even if you get a pin hole in the leading edge, it will
not enlarge. We started the blades on the top side rear and wrapped over the
front, finishing/razor cut to fit/ at the trailing edge. The measurement/placement of
the wrap must be identical on each blade (for equal balance/weight).