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Need Help 2A Now

Post by digginfool » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:14 pm

A plate on my prop is cracked and Im stuck at camp. Can someone get me in touch with Tom Schmidt? I need a prop now.
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Post by digginfool » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:17 pm

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Post by digginfool » Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:23 pm

Elevator Guy is bringing his Warp out to me.
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Post by nomad41 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:25 pm

Tom's out of state on vacation
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by Deano » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:51 pm

:shock: Glad you caught that while it was just the plate ! :thumbleft:
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by flcracker9 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:50 pm

Greg (Diggin) should be back in action now. My Son was able to pick up Jason's (Elevator Guy) warp drive, and deliver it to Greg in 2A. They had it bolted on when my Son decided to head back to the ramp.
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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:00 am

Yes he did. I couldn't believe he came down just to bring me that prop. Thank you so much! I'm so fortunate. That plate was moments from total failure.
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by flcracker9 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:28 am

No problem Greg, glad we could help. Hope to ride with you next weekend!
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Post by lilly-Pad » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:20 am

glad it all worked out :thumbleft:
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Post by Dirtman » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:33 am

Diggin, do you have any idea why the plate failed? Do you think it was just fatigue or some other factor? It might be the camera angle but it looks like the end of the through bolt is very near the flywheel, is there a possibility that the end of the starter bendix contacted it when it engaged the starter ring? Just wondering.
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Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:11 am

That is a scary fail, glad you found it before it went bad. I don't even want to think about what could have happened Diggin!

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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:37 pm

I don't even want to guess how it happened. Wait until you see the whole plate. Scary. I felt like puking when I saw how bad it is. I'll post pics later. I noticed a very slight vibration right at the end of my last ride. Going out to camp yesterday, felt the vibration a little more. Started looking everywhere. Checked every blade, made sure all the bolts on the prop were tight, checked alternator bolts; everything good. Finished unpacking and decided to ride over to another camp when the vibration started getting stronger and I knew I definitely had a problem. Eased back to camp and that's when I found the crack.
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by lycomingO540 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:42 pm

i have a new 5 blade warp drive hub with spacers and all in davie contact me if you need it $200
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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:15 pm

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Look how bad this cracked. The streaks are just anti-sieze.
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Post by digginfool » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:19 pm

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No cracks on face plate.
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Post by Dirtman » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:56 pm

Count your blessing that that thing didn't fly apart and hurt someone or something. Must be living right
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by pipedog » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:00 pm

Wow, that was a close one!! Glad you caught that in time :salute:
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by Scarecrow » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:03 pm

You got lucky on that one, but damn you are rough on props. :lol: :rebel:

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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:05 am

Diggin is there any effort to diagnosis the cause of the defect?

It is a Whirlwind hub assembly right? Are they interested in examining the defective component?

By chance was this one of the prop set up's that runs staggered pitch?

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Post by digginfool » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:10 am

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:Diggin is there any effort to diagnosis the cause of the defect?

It is a Whirlwind hub assembly right? Are they interested in examining the defective component?

By chance was this one of the prop set up's that runs staggered pitch?
I'm not going to hazard a guess as to why this happened. However, I was not running a staggered pitch, nothing hit the prop and nothing was loose. I've already spoke with the manufacturer and arrangements are being made to get the whole prop and all the hardware to them to analyze what may have happened. We spoke at length about the event and issues leading up to it but I will leave the final analysis to them. Once I receive it, I will share at that time. Not trying to be a hardass but want to be fair to the manufacturer. They are being very cooperative and they deserve their time.
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by digginfool » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:53 am

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Now that the prop is disassembled and the plate is relaxed, look how close to disaster we were.
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by Birddog247 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:18 pm

Scary to say the least!
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Re: Need Help 2A Now

Post by SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:26 pm

Glad to hear they are taking it all back for analysis.

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