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Nov 27, 2008, 04:41 PM
Master of Flying Wings......

New idea for homemade propellers???

i was pondering about in my studies, when i thought of, and then created my first homemade model airplane propeller, i

i had done some research to see if anyone had already beat me to it, ( usually they do :P )

but no one has yet i think???

this consits of a paper clip, two pieces of balsa or CF either will do.

then bend the paper clip into a straight rod, and line up the two balsa wood rods, about 40 degrees slanting angle, and put a support rod in the middle of each rod.

and then cover it with tissue paper and walla!!!.

this really does work!!!
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Nov 27, 2008, 05:02 PM
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There was a time when we old/old timers had to create our own props. Your ideas are well thought out and on the right track. Heres a couple of links on what others have learned.
Balsa props:
Metal (soda can) props:
Nov 28, 2008, 01:39 PM
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The soda can prop is pertty cool
Flyingwing can we see picts of this prop you made?
Nov 28, 2008, 01:43 PM
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the free flight guys have been home making props since before the wright brothers flew... would be really hard to do something applicable to free flight that they haven't done. A deeply pitched prop made from paddles on wire would be one such an idea. It's also what they generally do for their counterbalances for single-blade props too...
Nov 30, 2008, 08:52 AM
Master of Flying Wings......
Originally Posted by goldenite007
The soda can prop is pertty cool
Flyingwing can we see picts of this prop you made?
Tell me more about this soda can prop?.

and also i couldnt get a pic because i threw all of them away, but heres a diagrm
Nov 30, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by defranci
Btw what motor did you try that prop you made on?

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