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Old 07-25-2009, 03:36 PM   #11
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My husband measured it and says it's 98" long.
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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It has not been trimmed anywhere-the shiny parts are all still there-it's actually (now that we've cleaned it) in remarkably good condition-we're impressed with it. Some of the numbers are a little worn from age-but still okay-it's very nice.
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Old 07-25-2009, 05:00 PM   #13
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According to the specifications for the design number, it's 90 inches in diameter (90 inches long). If in fact it is 98 inches in diameter then the design number is wrong. I know of no exceptions.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:59 PM   #14
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okay-I'll ask my husband to measure it again-maybe he's measuring it wrong, what is the best method for getting an accurate measurement???. thanks for the info!!!

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #15
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okay-I'll ask my husband to measure it again-maybe he's measuring it wrong, what is the best method for getting an accurate measurement???. thanks for the info!!!
Get a 10 ft tape measure. Have him hold one end against the very tip of one blade and pull the tape tight across the entire blade. Read the number on the tape that's just over the tip of the of the opposite blade. If it says 90" or 8" ft 4" where the prop seems to end, that's the length.

Don't let your husband do it. I think he screwed up once already.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:43 PM   #16
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:09 AM   #17
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I thought maybe because of the way it's twisted that he wasn't getting an accurate measurement. I think I'm going to have to run this one over to the local aviation historical society because it is not 90 inches. (He was right.) It's over that-so I have no idea what prop we have now.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:27 PM   #18
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just back from oshkosh the prop is to long for me my guess is it is for stearman. i need one 94 in.sorry
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:31 PM   #19
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Cool hey

yeah this one is 96" and I guess must be mislabeled-sorry about that.
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