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Old Nov 04, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Hey guys..my neighbor from a few houses down is slowly getting into modeling..he's also getting in to collecting, seems he's fascinated by old engines and RC gear, Anyhoo, he drive down to Austin to pick up some old planes, and one of his treasures is a postwar O&R .60. It had a plastic prop on it that was marked "Snafu 90"...seriously, see the pics. It;s about a 10 inch prop, no idea on pitch, and the propshaft hole has an aluminum bushing. I've never seen or heard of one, any ideas?
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 11:32 PM
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I got this info from SAM Talk and old timer Bruce Carroll. Maybe the first plastic prop to hit the market. His brother Norm had one he thinks on a Delong egine on a U/C model many years ago. Jack
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 11:34 PM
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SNAFU is UFANS backwards. i.e. CL sometimes called U Control way back in the '40s.
Guess it's an old prop. from the '40s.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 05:08 AM
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More from SAM Talk on the SNAFU 90 prop These props were notorious for flying apart. Roy Bourke recalls these props being banned from use at some contests and club fields. SNAFU is from WWII military and staands for Situation Normal All F*** Up. Jack
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:56 AM
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These props were notorious for flying apart. Jack
I was thinking this when I saw the first pic. There is a nick in the blade that is just looking like it want's to fly apart....
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