HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Mar 27, 2012, 05:36 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2011
114 Posts
Question
wooden props

are wooden props thicker or thinner than nylon props? i am only 850 miles from nearest hobby shop, so really can not walk in and measure them.
mudcan is offline Find More Posts by mudcan
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 27, 2012, 06:01 PM
Gas Only
Fokker DII's Avatar
USA So. Cal.
Joined Sep 2010
1,029 Posts
Don't know your sizes but; an 18X10 checks out thusly with a micrometer at the hub.


Nylon APC .550"
Wood Xoar .800"
Fokker DII is offline Find More Posts by Fokker DII
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2012, 06:40 PM
Registered User
Joined Mar 2012
325 Posts
There may not be an absolute answer to this question.

I have some old TopFlite 10x3's that's that are thinner than an APC 10x3.
NACA0012 is offline Find More Posts by NACA0012
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2012, 07:07 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2011
114 Posts
prop

i have a vintage k&b .19 and it leaves an 1/8 inch when mounting a nylon prop for the nut. i will have to find an other method as i want to use a spinner. ideas?
mudcan is offline Find More Posts by mudcan
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2012, 09:53 PM
Who Dat!
GeetarJoe's Avatar
United States, LA, New Orleans
Joined Sep 2011
650 Posts
use a spinner nut or a lower pitch prop.
GeetarJoe is offline Find More Posts by GeetarJoe
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:11 AM
Hamburger Eatin' Fool
TomCrump's Avatar
Traverse City, Michigan
Joined Dec 2005
11,185 Posts
Brands differ. Pitch plays a part in thickness, within the same brand.

About all you can do is ask some one, here, to measure what you want to purchase.

You'll need to be specific about brand, diameter, and pitch. Then, you'll have to hope that one of us has what you desire.

Try Top Flight and Master Airscrew. Sometimes their props are "thinner" than the rest.
TomCrump is online now Find More Posts by TomCrump
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2012, 04:37 PM
TigreJohn
United States, CA, Corona
Joined Aug 2008
982 Posts
I guess the best upfront question is why the heck are you concerned about prop thinness. We might be able to answer your question better.
jjkupinski is offline Find More Posts by jjkupinski
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 29, 2012, 08:57 PM
Gas Only
Fokker DII's Avatar
USA So. Cal.
Joined Sep 2010
1,029 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjkupinski View Post
I guess the best upfront question is why the heck are you concerned about prop thinness. We might be able to answer your question better.
Post #4 is a clue to why..........
Fokker DII is offline Find More Posts by Fokker DII
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2012, 01:27 PM
TigreJohn
United States, CA, Corona
Joined Aug 2008
982 Posts
So your concerned about hub thickness, not blade thickness. Like the suggestion in #5, use a spinner adapter nut instead of the stock nut and you'll be ok.
jjkupinski is offline Find More Posts by jjkupinski
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2012, 03:53 PM
Gas Only
Fokker DII's Avatar
USA So. Cal.
Joined Sep 2010
1,029 Posts
The problem with most spinner nuts is getting them tight enough so you don't throw a prop. Sticking an allen wrench through a hole in the nut and turning is a very iffy way to tighten them sufficiently if that is all that is holding the prop. Be safe.....
Fokker DII is offline Find More Posts by Fokker DII
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 31, 2012, 05:37 PM
Registered User
Joined May 2004
675 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fokker DII View Post
The problem with most spinner nuts is getting them tight enough so you don't throw a prop. Sticking an allen wrench through a hole in the nut and turning is a very iffy way to tighten them sufficiently if that is all that is holding the prop. Be safe.....
Never had a problem andIi have used them with quite a few engines of many sizes, both 2 and 4 stroke. I agree though that if you an Allen Wrench you may well not be getting the spinner nut tight enough. Use a hardened tool that is a fairly snug fit in the hole and has enough length to give you a bit of leverage.

jess
Jessiej is offline Find More Posts by Jessiej
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 01, 2012, 10:24 AM
TigreJohn
United States, CA, Corona
Joined Aug 2008
982 Posts
Gentlemen, if you will notice, I said spinner adapter nut. I have yet to see one that isn't a hex can you can use a wrench on.
jjkupinski is offline Find More Posts by jjkupinski
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 01, 2012, 01:52 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2011
114 Posts
prop

as you can see, there is very little thread left to attach the prop. i would like to use a spinner, but need suggestions. i only live 850 miles from nearest hobby shop, so i will want to have some clue when speaking on the phone.. here are a couple of pics. thanks everyone for the info
mudcan is offline Find More Posts by mudcan
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:31 AM
TigreJohn
United States, CA, Corona
Joined Aug 2008
982 Posts
Well, lets try this: what engine do you have (make & size) and what propeller (same info) do you have or want to use? It looks like a Master Airscrew in your pictures.
jjkupinski is offline Find More Posts by jjkupinski
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 06, 2012, 02:28 PM
Registered User
Joined Apr 2011
114 Posts
i am running a vintage k&b .19 rc model engine using a m.a. 9x5. it leaves about 1/8 inch of thread for nut. no room for regular spinner.
mudcan is offline Find More Posts by mudcan
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Wooden props or nylon/plastic props. Jam1e Fuel Plane Talk 16 Mar 10, 2012 08:32 AM
Discussion Wooden Props rimshotcopter Multirotor Talk 2 Feb 20, 2012 04:16 PM
For Sale two new wooden props Nederland Aircraft - General - Miscellaneous (FS/W) 0 Feb 05, 2012 05:10 PM
Sold 4 Wooden props. 2 18x6 1 18x8 1 18x10 I think muckemm Aircraft - General - Miscellaneous (FS/W) 2 Oct 12, 2011 04:39 PM
Drilling out thick wooden prop hubs? Paul Electric Plane Talk 2 Sep 11, 2001 06:53 AM