Airplane prop?

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Fiddlehero
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Airplane prop?

Post by Fiddlehero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:13 pm

Hi, I live in northern California, and after many years of waiting, I was blessed with an airboat. The engine is a Chevy 350, and it needs replaced, but I already have a replacement. My biggest problem is the propeller. It's an ancient looking prop, that's all cracked and worn. So I need a new/used prop, being in northern California, I'm having trouble finding airboat props, but there is an aircraft salvage yard up the road from where I live. Will an airplane propeller work on an airboat?

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Re: Airplane prop?

Post by flshooter » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Call whirlwind propellers they are in California, Patti will tell ya what u need.and no an most airplane props they are puller not pusher.
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Airplane prop?

Post by DannySauls » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:20 pm

There down in El Cajon California and Pati is always a pleasure to talk to. I'm sure they'd love to have more customers that close compared to the ones they have to fly cross country to see... Heres there direct line 1 (619) 562-3725

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Re: Airplane prop?

Post by Fiddlehero » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:35 pm

Thank you very much for the information!

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Re: Airplane prop?

Post by propman » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:22 pm

Definately not! An airplane prop angular pitch is calculated with a forward velocity of approx.100mph. An airboat prop is static to 40 mph.

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