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Old 06-23-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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This is on one of my Drone propellers. It took about $15.00 in material and 30 minutes for me to make this. I can paint it silver to simulate metal or leave as it is. The bolts are just a tad larger than the holes so they screwed in about 4 threads to hold everything together. Rick B
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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Here is how it looked before. Somewhat apparently had a clock in it. Rick B
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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Changed it again, remember this is a experiment. Rick B
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:00 AM   #4
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Hi Rick,

It looks good. The castellated nuts make it look authentic. I think that dummy hubs like this always improve the look of an antique prop.

With kind regards,

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Old 06-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #5
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Thanks Bob, and I tried to get softer bolts so I could drill holes for cotter pins but it was to much of a hassle They bit refused to do it in a timely manner. I may have my buddy do it at his machine shop. They always look better with the cotters in them. Rick
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:36 PM   #6
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That looks good Rick. I think safety wire would look good, too.

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Old 06-24-2010, 06:19 PM   #7
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Thanks and if you can point me to a picture of safety wire being used so I can try it. I think I know how it would be done but would rather make sure. Thanks,,Rick B
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:42 PM   #8
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Here are a couple of references:

http://www.ultralightnews.com/pilots...safetywire.htm

http://www.wingsforum.com/viewtopic....=11335&start=0
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