Metal Propeller...

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    #1 Ultralightfreak, Aug 19, 2009
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    Hi,

    A friend of mine gave me a metal propeller. The propeller is 70.90" from tip-tip (leading edge - leading edge) , 34.00" inches from hub-tip (tip of propeller as in "leading edge").
    The propeller has some damage and I was wondering if I can re-balance (if that word even is a word) the propeller: Leading edge is "dented"
    - 15" from the (right hand side) leading edge of the propeller, small dents can be seen.
    -11.50" from the (left hand side) leading edge of the propeller small dents can be seen.
    -Left (hand-side) leading edge is dented (a bit...very small damage to that side)
    -Small scrathes (barley visible) can be seen from the hub of the propeller to the leading edge.

    That's what's wrong with the propeller. I want to restore it and put it on an ultralight. I've worked and fixed wooden propellers before but this one is METAL; what do I have to do in order to restore the propeller and make it run NORMAL again?

    thank you.
     

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    Prop likely not suited for a Rotax gear box -- too heavy I would think


    What is bolt pattern ?


    I have props for sale , what do you need ?


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    Bolt Pattern

    Hey Dave,

    The bolt pattern on this one is so: 2 on top, 2 in the middle and 2 on the bottom (hexogonal shape...sorry for my spelling). I'm looking for a prop (preferably cheap), doesn't matter whether it's wood, carbon fiber or alluminum but I'm looking for a propeller for a Rotax 503 engine.

    Can you give me some statistics (per se) of what kind of propeller an engine like that will need?

    Thanks

    Darius
     
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    What configuration>?
    Tractor or pusher?

    Used starting at 350$
     
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    pusher...maybe?

    Looks like a pusher...I'm not 100% sure but from my P.O.V. it looks like a pusher. You're right about one thing: I don't think any of the Rotax engines will handel this prop. It weighs WAY too much!:eek:
     
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    Hey Dave

    Yes it is a pusher I found that out earlier today. It weighs roughly 15lbs...so for sure it won't go on any of the Rotax engines.

    Any suggestions on what to do to repair the damage? What do I need?

    Darius
     
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    good topic on this forum

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