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#1 redboat219 Jun 13, 2012 01:18 AM

Scale Brass Propellers for Revell 1/72 Type VII C
What brand of brass propellers do you guys recommend?:)

#2 RC_Nutz Jun 13, 2012 08:39 AM

I have seen very nice quality and scale look from Raboesch. I may have spelled it wrong, but close. :)

#3 tsenecal Jun 13, 2012 11:55 AM


#4 pjdog Jun 13, 2012 01:05 PM

I got mine type VII Revell screws from Caswell. They work great.



#5 Reckless Jun 13, 2012 08:59 PM

+1 for caswell... I believe the props come with the fittings kit too... get it all at once..

#6 redboat219 Jun 13, 2012 11:13 PM

Can the G-factor props be used on an RC boat? I have the impression they're designed for scale display models only.

Actually, I do have a fittings kit coming in a couple of weeks.
But aren't those included with the fittings kit made of white metal not brass?
Caswell does have brass props for the Type VII but I believe they're sold separately from the standard fittings kit.

#7 pjdog Jun 14, 2012 03:59 AM

That's correct redboat219. The fittings kit comes with white metal props. Caswell sells brass props separately. Many years ago when I first got into RC Subs the port & starboard props came together from Caswell. But I guess they sell them separately now.

I have one type VII with brass props and one with the white metal. I really can't tell the difference in performance. Of course a Sub is not a racing boat so it does not make any difference.

I think that Caswell brass props are Raboesch. My first set for the Gato & Type VII came in a Raboesch plastic bag from Caswell..


#8 RC_Nutz Jun 14, 2012 10:33 PM

I used the molded plastic props that came with the Revell Gato kit after the conversion. I dipped it in CA, and let it dry. Surprisingly, they are tough enough to push the boat around, and able to stop it in reverse when need to. :D

#9 War Fish Jun 15, 2012 01:27 PM


What is the quality like for the G-factor brass props?

#10 redboat219 Jun 16, 2012 01:17 AM

Somebody told me that the G-Factor props are metal recast of the kit's plastic pieces. So if those in the kit are inaccurate so will be the brass ones.

#11 Reckless Jun 16, 2012 11:14 AM

sorry for some reason I thought you said metal props.. not brass specifically

a set of brass props came with my type VII when I bought a partialy completely one off here ... but they aren't threaded for a shaft or drilled for a set screw... I just used the white metal props from the caswell kit .. and they work well ....

now... if I could get find time to finish the kinks in the rest of the boat and get it "finished"

#12 tchalfant Jun 16, 2012 02:34 PM

Let me restate what I said on another post regarding my Gato props. The G-Factor LOOKED like recast. Mainly because they were identical to the plastic props from the kit. The quality of the casting and finish are excellent. I think the decision is are they accurate enough or not. The big question is the mm of the prop. On the type VII is it the same as the kit? I do not know. Anyone else have them to compare? I chose the Raboesch for my Gato because it was larger like Caswell's prop was, but the blades were thicker than G-Factor (and I need that as I learn more about controlling my sub LOL)

#13 tchalfant Jun 20, 2012 03:06 AM

Here is a photo of the props - this was my build log of the Revell Gato



#14 redboat219 Jun 20, 2012 09:22 AM

Found some comments about G-Factor props

#15 pjdog Jun 20, 2012 09:52 AM

This guy on EBay sells Raboesch props. Here is a Raboesch prop for a Type II. If you order one and you get both port & Starboard props he will combined shipping.


I have the Raboesch props on both my Gato & Type II subs and they are smooth with no pitting. I’m doing another sub as soon as I get the three I have refitted. I will get Raboesch props for it.

This guy will sell you a Gato (Surface runner) http://compare.ebay.com/like/270999377090. He does do diving subs but folks think you must have super clear water for a sub like a large pool but you really don’t.

Ask him your questions to be sure you get what you want.


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