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Old Oct 21, 2011, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DMala View Post
It's fair to say that I should read the first pages before of asking questions (which I did by the way), but also my post should have been read equally carefully...... and not everyone did.... so please chill out a tad before you shoot from the hip, thanks.

I did read on the very first page that the better prop is a TGS 6x4E prop, in fact I specifically mentioned it in my question. What I did not understand on the first page is the following:

"7. Prop Adapter - Use a 2.3mm for V1 & V2 BL."

With a Google a search I find very different adapters and I doubt that they would all be good:



Vs the collet adaptors that come with the HK prop (aeronca, thanks for the link)

So that's why I wrote "From what I understand to get started I should get (...) a TGS 6x4E prop (and adapter? I am unfamiliar with how to connect airplane props)" (...)If necessary I can find the tubes and probably the horns on my own, but I have no idea what parts to order for the prop. "

You see? I asked which parts "for " the prop, not "which prop..."

So I am still hoping that someone kindly answers this original question, which does not require hundreds of lines/pages (whatever that means...) to answer.... thanks
Hey D...wadda you from Jersey or sumptin?
The adapter you listed will work. The Amazon one with the grub screw isn't the best choice. They tend to be off center.
Here's one that is a collet type mount,,

It's like the BP Hobbies one you linked to. Shipping is 2 bucks no matter how much you buy and its a great company to deal with.
It basically mounts like a drill bit into a drill. The nose cone comes off and the prop goes on.... you may have to enlarger the props mounting hole diameter to fit....use a reamer, drill bit or even a pair of scissors. Reinstall the nose (it threads on) and slide the unit onto the shaft. Then you tighten the nose up real tight and the collets crush onto the motor shaft. The hole in the nose cone is for a small screw drive or drill bit to fit into to give you leverage to tighten.
Once you have it in hand it will be very obvious how to do it.
When mounting the prop convex side faces the front of the plane. Work on it with the battery out of the plane and don't try to dry your cat in the microwave.
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