Thread: New Product FMS F4U Corsair 1700mm
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by gnats82 View Post
Fwiw, I personally think their present method of using bolts/screws to clamp these blades to the hub has got to go. The blades need to be supported around their entire circumference at the root to maximize the strength available in the blade mass there. Ridges, shoulders, or flanges molded on the hub and blades and clamping around the edges of the hub would be called for in these that simulate radial engined aircraft.

As the size of the units gets larger, the strength needed goes up in a proportion to call for another look at the materials and engineering.
Good points Jack. Ramoser has been doing that for sometime now.

For those interested, I just U/L some pics of their VarioProp 16D on the "P-47 Jug: VarioPROP" pg.

I have also sent some relative info to FMS as well.


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