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#1 frankenfoamy May 18, 2002 06:32 PM

Prop saver for GWS props
GWS prop saver.
The GWS props have a recessed hole that keys to the nut on the shaft.
Due to this Keying, the retention part does not need to be non moving.

I made a prop saver using one servo arm, one rubberband and one nut.

Check the tips section on my page

#2 erashby May 19, 2002 05:04 PM

Couldn't get the link to work. Can you post pictures and describe?

#3 frankenfoamy May 19, 2002 05:14 PM

site temporarily down due to bandwidth consumption.
It will be up in less than two hours.

The picture is too big to post. That is why I placed it on my page.

It is so simple you will shoot yourself that you did not think of it:p

#4 Basketcase May 19, 2002 09:01 PM

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It looks kinda like this one but different. :)
Picture originally posted by tim_j-rome in this thread:


#5 WrongwayFeldman May 19, 2002 11:09 PM

Basketcase...where do you get...
those small rubber bands! I remember back when dental braces were "in vogue" you could get them where ever dental products were sold, I looked at our local grocery store and at a pharmacy, but no luck. Also, does the nut behind the servo arm need to fit in the recessed servo arm hole?? I need to build a prop saver (because I fly so well ;-) ) but the prop nuts are too large to fit inside the recessed part of the mounting hole on the arm I would like to use, can I just use a washer and tighten the nut against the arm?

Inquiring "prop busters" need to know ;-)

Thanks for any suggestions!


P.S. I posted a new thread regarding my question above by mistake, please disregard if you see it :O

#6 frankenfoamy May 20, 2002 12:50 AM

The rubber bands I use are from the pet store.

They wrap them around the plastic bag you get fish or crickets in.

#7 ybanrab May 20, 2002 02:48 AM

Very nice and simple idea. I shall do that on the next GWS powered plane I do.


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