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Jan 19, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Making Carbon Fiber Props


Can someone shed some light on how you make Carbon Fiber props?
Some pics and explanations would be great.

Thanks,
Jamie
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Jan 20, 2013, 12:25 AM
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I am actually really slow
Thats like asking how to design the worlds best F3P model. Do you have moulds? A design already? Materials? Any past experience working with composites? Its not a question that can be quickly answered!
Jan 20, 2013, 02:44 AM
Foam alone.
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Interesting article here, if you do fancy having a go: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122737
Jan 20, 2013, 12:19 PM
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i have some experience with composites. But Im curious how people are making their molds. Making a prop being its shape and size seems difficult to imagine on how its done.
Figured someone would jump in.
Jan 20, 2013, 12:22 PM
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Thanks for the link. Thats what I was looking for.
Jan 20, 2013, 02:53 PM
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https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66333

One more.
Jan 21, 2013, 07:29 AM
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I am actually really slow
I havnt had any experience building carbon props for F3P models.. But just a single sheet of carbon? No real airfoils or anything? I suppose the models you fly them on dont have airfoils either

Out of interest what size props are most of you guys running on these things? I might have to give one or two a go!
Jan 21, 2013, 07:05 PM
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9-10 inch props for indoor pattern. They are single sheet of carbon. They do have an airfoil. Best to keep the pitch very low.
Jan 21, 2013, 10:46 PM
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I am actually really slow
So when people make carbon props for these things what's the main goal? Light weight or increased power/efficiency? I image weight for those models is more important then almost anything else? Im always looking for new projects to play with!
Jan 21, 2013, 11:00 PM
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light weight. high downline drag. and efficiency.


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