Damaged wood prop

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SteveP
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Damaged wood prop

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Damaged wooden prop on the weekend. Just the metal on the tips of the ends opened up. Is this too much damage to continue to use. Or is there an easy way to fix this.

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Hard to say with no pictures. Your best bet is to take it to a known propeller company and get their opinion. Be very careful - wood props are not as tough as carbon fiber and they can splinter and cause lots of damage when they blow up.

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Striker543 wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:26 am
Hard to say with no pictures. Your best bet is to take it to a known propeller company and get their opinion. Be very careful - wood props are not as tough as carbon fiber and they can splinter and cause lots of damage when they blow up.
That’s for damn sure; BTDT!

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