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Old Aug 12, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Get Real View Post
The outrunner design and the prop saver bands or orings used are the reason one prop will pop off and the other will stay mounted and transfer energy to the blades and potentially break props. Using orings on most outrunners provides less holding power for the prop.. im not a fan of orings myself because i usually have more issues with flinging props off the hub in flight or them floating off the hub and twisting then striking the nose of the plane and losing power.

Possible solutions:
1. Use less secure mounting.. orings or a single prop saver latex band.
2.If using a outrunner with an extended shaft that protrudes past the prop saver hub you can dremel it off flush with the hub.. take care not to have metal debris enter the outrunner.. best to mark the shaft with a sharpie and remove it completely from the stator and can if cutting.
3. Use durathrust or similar heavy duty props if using slow fly style props like 8x4.3s etc,much more durable than gws but also heavier and a little less performance.
I'm using one single band currently. I think I may explore option 2. Thanks!
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