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#1 jhicks Jan 19, 2013 07:35 PM

Making Carbon Fiber Props
Can someone shed some light on how you make Carbon Fiber props?
Some pics and explanations would be great.


#2 SB7 Jan 20, 2013 12:25 AM

Thats like asking how to design the worlds best F3P model. Do you have moulds? A design already? Materials? Any past experience working with composites? Its not a question that can be quickly answered!

#3 garyholland Jan 20, 2013 02:44 AM

Interesting article here, if you do fancy having a go: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122737

#4 jhicks Jan 20, 2013 12:19 PM

i have some experience with composites. But Im curious how people are making their molds. Making a prop being its shape and size seems difficult to imagine on how its done.
Figured someone would jump in.

#5 jhicks Jan 20, 2013 12:22 PM

Thanks for the link. Thats what I was looking for.

#6 MagnusEl Jan 20, 2013 02:53 PM


One more.

#7 SB7 Jan 21, 2013 07:29 AM

I havnt had any experience building carbon props for F3P models.. But just a single sheet of carbon? No real airfoils or anything? I suppose the models you fly them on dont have airfoils either :p

Out of interest what size props are most of you guys running on these things? I might have to give one or two a go!

#8 jhicks Jan 21, 2013 07:05 PM

9-10 inch props for indoor pattern. They are single sheet of carbon. They do have an airfoil. Best to keep the pitch very low.

#9 SB7 Jan 21, 2013 10:46 PM

So when people make carbon props for these things what's the main goal? Light weight or increased power/efficiency? I image weight for those models is more important then almost anything else? Im always looking for new projects to play with!

#10 jhicks Jan 21, 2013 11:00 PM

light weight. high downline drag. and efficiency.

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