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Old Oct 10, 2002, 10:58 AM
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Prop saver for GWS IPS systems

I have just put together a short article on how to make a prop save for the GWS motor systems. It is posted at our clubs web site under the articles section.

www.marcee.org'

Here is a picture:
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 11:54 AM
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Looks good but you should bottom the severo horn out on the shaft then cut off the remaining threads. It will help limit bending of the shaft.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 12:36 PM
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Hi GHarvey, nice web site and good article.

Check out this thread by Tim_J-Rome from December 2001:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...984#post153984

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Old Oct 10, 2002, 01:03 PM
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Original ideas are hard to come by...but it's still a good one. Wish I could get ahold of some braces rubber bands, but the O-Rings work well.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 02:44 PM
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I swiped a bunch of little elastics that my daughter uses to tie her hair back. You might need more than one, but it works well. I'm still on my original 10x4.7.

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Old Oct 10, 2002, 03:42 PM
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Dec2001, how about Mar 2001 ,
see http://12.45.56.6/~birdworks/buddrive.html

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Old Oct 10, 2002, 04:22 PM
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Yep, Like GHarvey said, good ideas are hard to come by.

And the really good ideas get spread around.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 06:29 PM
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I saw that GWS saver as well. Too bad they show it with the shaft still extended through the prop. That will keep it from being saved.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Fdisk

you are right
GWS really likes the users to use the "safety spinner"

Gharvey
Why would you want a long prop shaft?
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 07:51 PM
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I have kept my shafts full length up till now in case I want to use the motor on a different plane and run a standard prop config.

The only problem I have had so far was a 40' straight down dive when a hornet distracted me while windy flying. The impact divided the spur gear in 1/2 and fragmented the gearbox. Maybe ... just maybe I would have had less damage with a shorter shaft.

I find the spinners make great replacement caps for my CA bottles. They fit well, don't seem to stick and have a larger area to grab on to.
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Old Oct 10, 2002, 10:23 PM
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If you don't have an spare servo arm, a piece of a popsicle stick or 1/16-inch plywood will work just as well:



Secure the piece of wood with the original GWS nuts and washers. Unlike the example above, you'll want to shorten the shaft to reduce the chances of bending it in a severe impact.

- Jeff
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