Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

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Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:20 pm

I have a Banks-Maxwell Propeller Never Used in Perfect condition
Anyone know how much its worth?
66.5 inches long, model 66D-29

take a look here:
http://zyxwvvutsr.icr38.net/propeller.HTML

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 1966 Never Used

Post by bruceharwell » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:39 pm

That prop looks identical to one I gave away recently. I purchased it in 1979 for $275. or so. I'm sure yours is sound based on its appearance. A new wood prop today is what, $500 plus? Further the Banks construction is superior to anything built today in wood, IMO. It's only worth what somebody is willing to pay. What length and pitch is it? It should be worth $350. to $400. easy if it's a popular size.

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 1966 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:51 pm

model 66D-29 stamped into the wood
i thought the 66 was the year it was made
but i just measured the total length and it is 66.5 inches from tip to tip
so maybe the length is the 66 not sure what the pitch is.

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by skinnypockets » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:29 pm

Is that for an airboat or airplane? From the picture it looks like an airplane prop.
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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:48 pm

airboat prop
it was going to be used on a corsair motor w flat bottom boat
but never got built.

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by rbjscott » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:42 pm

Covairs turned the direction that woud alow the use of old aircraft props. The mud Hen with a Covair used shortened metal props. that were not airworthy. Precision Airamotive had a prop. shop and supplyed the metal props. The wood props. were mostly from Banks.
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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by bruceharwell » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:28 pm

what will you take for it?

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:07 pm

im waiting for a response from a few other people that i have reciently contacted about the price
it looks like a piece of artwork to hang on my wall, think i might as well just hang on to it only being worth what ever it is.

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by DDPWRD » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:22 pm

wow 26 layers ply that is a well built prop u wont find nothin even close to that today
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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:02 pm

yea, its rare, and never been used at all, the wood finish is really shinney
everybody needs a propeller hangin around. Banks-Maxwell logos :)

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by greg226 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:18 pm

My dad has one from his first airboat he built 35 years ago. You are right about Banks Maxwell being top of the line. I think they built aircraft props back in WWII.

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:49 pm

its for sale on CL right now if anyone wants to buy it.

and wow just counted the ply layers and there are 27 actually
25 plus the 2 outside layers

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by wefixbrokencomputers » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:32 pm

THERE IS A BANKS MAXWELL PROPELLER AT EBAY FOR ONLY 1 PENNY START BID

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by kmr0290 » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:05 pm

banks and askey propellers were top notch still got a couple hangin in shed had way more lamenents than sensnich back then
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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by Chick » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:33 pm

66x29 numbers on the prop refers to 66" diameter and 29" pitch

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by greg226 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:12 pm

Chick wrote:66x29 numbers on the prop refers to 66" diameter and 29" pitch
How much are you wanting for it?

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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by Deano » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 am

Greg, this thread is over six years old.

Chick just responded to a dead thread, which brought it to the top.

The original poster has not been here since October, 2011.
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Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Post by Rick McC. » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:05 pm

Well, I'll add to it then.

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