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Old Apr 30, 2001, 09:03 PM
jh
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lost prop mission

i came home from school today and charged up my flight packs went across the street two my two acre flying feild and had two great flights with my t-52 the field is covered in 3 ft. tall weeds its easy to spot a plane but after my second flight i heveed the plane into the air and noticed something fall i nosed down and bellied in as quickly as possible went too my plane and noticed the prop gone so i went to were i thought the prop fell set down the plane so i could look eisier and found after 35 min of looking(i wasnt going home to my dad without it) that it was within a foot of were i sat the plane down i felt real in tellegent as i carried the plane and prop home
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Old Apr 30, 2001, 09:09 PM
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You're lucky! My two prop losses have occured on the far side of the flying field...red props in grass and I'm color blind.
Found 'm but it took awhile. Guess a little locktite is in order.
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Old May 01, 2001, 06:41 AM
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or some yellow spray paint
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Old May 01, 2001, 10:54 AM
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Where's the period?
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Old May 02, 2001, 08:08 AM
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rcdude,
it's after the word «ft»

jh,
maybe your dad gets more angry if you come home 35 minutes later than expected, than if you loose a 2$ prop!
By the way, do you use the white Gunther prop with the black push-on hub? Some people suggest to buy an aluminium prop adaptor and bore out the existing hole, you won't loose props any more.

[This message has been edited by Giacomo (edited 05-02-2001).]
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Old May 03, 2001, 08:22 PM
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My experience with these push-on props is a mixed bag. Really like the Gunther 'ZAGI' prop but mine are always popping off.

I take out the rubber hubber-spinner, ream out the hole, fit the aluminum adapter as mentioned by Giocomo.

This is a 5 minute job and the prop won't come off onless you want to remove it.
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