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ok so i ordered yate loons from sidewinders and just got them today after a week long ship for some reason and i go to turn them on and a blade goes across the room if i could get it lined up pretty well think i could epoxy the blade back on or would that not work
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fans work of balanced blades and shape. I think that would throw it off. Super or gorilla glue ?

How big the fan blade ?
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I would think it would throw off the weight and eventually cause problems. I would try superglue (which actually melts plastic together), or better yet RMA the fan. Not really any good options.
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post #4 of 11
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fans work of balanced blades and shape. I think that would throw it off. Super or gorilla glue ?

How big the fan blade ?
would just be a thin layer of epoxy since thats all i got

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post #5 of 11
I wouldn't even waste my time. You're not going to glue that blade on perfectly balanced so it'll probably cause some slight vibrations (and therefore noise).

Not really worth it imo.
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I would think it would throw off the weight and eventually cause problems. I would try superglue (which actually melts plastic together), or better yet RMA the fan. Not really any good options.
i emailed sidewinders but since the shipping took a darn week im kinda out of luck with getting an answer on a weekend
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I can attest to superglue not working very well on fins. It might stay for a bit, but the contact surface is too small to resist the sort of forces fins experience.
    
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i emailed sidewinders but since the shipping took a darn week im kinda out of luck with getting an answer on a weekend
I remember gluing an oscilating fan blade once.... not a pretty sight or sound lol.

But.... why not try ? what you got to loose ?
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post #9 of 11
break the one on the otherside off to ballence it.. profit???

but really just rma it, or toss them yate loon 1200mm's are like what $4?
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post #10 of 11
I've done it before. Worked perfectly fine, but not something I recommend especially for high speed fans.

I'd call Sidewinder on Monday. They are a great company and should ship you out a new one without having to send the old one.

Would cost more to ship than what it's worth. lol
    
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