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Old 12-13-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default 36 inch Banks-maxwell wooden propeller..what is it?

Hi! I'm new to the forum,I'm from PA. A few weeks ago a friend moved into a another house... She had a small garage and told me what ever I wanted I could have,she just wanted the "junk" out of there.. This is one of the items I took with me.. Anyone have any info on it.. I can't find hardly anything about Banks-Maxwell.. Is it junk? lol

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:16 PM   #2
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Banks-Maxwell was a manufacturer of very few wooden airplane props. They did make airboat props and mostly built small props like this one used only on target drones. From its appearance I'd say its a target drone prop.

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Old 12-13-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info.. so its basically good for a wall decoration..lol>? There are numbers on the side of the propeller ..are they the serial or model number maybe? Is there a place on the net to look it up>?
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:39 PM   #4
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Yes, it would be a good wall decoration. It's not usable for flying.

The numbers could be either the design number or the serial number. To my knowledge neither design number nor serial number lists for Banks-Maxwell props exist. Sorry.

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Old 12-14-2006, 09:28 AM   #5
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I've got a Banks-Maxwell airboat catalog somewhere. What are the numbers?
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:00 PM   #6
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You are wonderful..lol thanks so much.. its 36C-16-29572
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I'll try to look it up when I get home, but I just noticed that yours has a 4 bolt hole hub, which might be a more uncommon application. Most of the airboat props I've seen have had 6 or 8 bolt holes.
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Old 12-14-2006, 05:58 PM   #8
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As I suspected, that drawing number isn't listed, and I suspect it's for an atypical use of some kind.

Here's the page from the catalog. Lamar, feel free to move it to your site if you want to.

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Old 12-14-2006, 08:43 PM   #9
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Thanks Dave that was real nice of you to take the time to look that up and post it for me.. I dont mean to be a pain in your butt,lol, but "atypical" ? Is it worthless? Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:55 PM   #10
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It's not worthless, but it's not priceless either. I'm just guessing that it might have been used for some other fan-like industrial application, perhaps a blower of some kind, but I really have no idea. I suspect if you put it up on eBay, and as long as no one believed they were buying an airplane propeller, that it would sell for something around $100. Again, though, that's just pure speculation, and very difficult to predict.
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