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Old May 18, 2002, 06:32 PM
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Prop saver for GWS props

GWS prop saver.
The GWS props have a recessed hole that keys to the nut on the shaft.
Due to this Keying, the retention part does not need to be non moving.

I made a prop saver using one servo arm, one rubberband and one nut.

Check the tips section on my page
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Old May 19, 2002, 05:04 PM
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Couldn't get the link to work. Can you post pictures and describe?
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Old May 19, 2002, 05:14 PM
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site temporarily down due to bandwidth consumption.
It will be up in less than two hours.

The picture is too big to post. That is why I placed it on my page.

It is so simple you will shoot yourself that you did not think of it
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Old May 19, 2002, 09:01 PM
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It looks kinda like this one but different.
Picture originally posted by tim_j-rome in this thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=20421
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Old May 19, 2002, 11:09 PM
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Basketcase...where do you get...

those small rubber bands! I remember back when dental braces were "in vogue" you could get them where ever dental products were sold, I looked at our local grocery store and at a pharmacy, but no luck. Also, does the nut behind the servo arm need to fit in the recessed servo arm hole?? I need to build a prop saver (because I fly so well ;-) ) but the prop nuts are too large to fit inside the recessed part of the mounting hole on the arm I would like to use, can I just use a washer and tighten the nut against the arm?

Inquiring "prop busters" need to know ;-)

Thanks for any suggestions!

Mark

P.S. I posted a new thread regarding my question above by mistake, please disregard if you see it :O
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Old May 20, 2002, 12:50 AM
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The rubber bands I use are from the pet store.

They wrap them around the plastic bag you get fish or crickets in.
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Old May 20, 2002, 02:48 AM
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Very nice and simple idea. I shall do that on the next GWS powered plane I do.

Thanks
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