YET another thing of beauty added to my shed. The drilling template and the bushes for attaching the propeller to the
I machined these from some 3/4" x 1" aluminium bar. (Same stuff I used to make the angle pieces for the Gasculator mounting.)
Last shot the propeller mounted with some temporary 3/8" bolts.
May 2011 My second propeller under conctruction.
Wood work is not one of my strengths but with help from my good friend Steve Woodham I am learning.
Blanks drilled and cut out , clamped and glued.
Cuts made down to the blade then chiseled out to roughtly resemble a propeller.
I put the new prop on hold for the moment and purchased a Sensenich 54 X 64 from Sonex. I am glad I did as it fits perfectly , just have to get it in the air to see how it flys.
Sonex at 7500 ft 125 kts in top gear , My origional prop felt like third gear.
Feb 2017 back to work on the prop.
It only took me 5 years to get back to it. Where does the time go? I joined the local Woodies group and they have been a big help.
After a few weeks (I only go to the Woodies on Wednesday mornings) It is starting to look like a real propeller.
A long way to go yet , lots of wood to remove and then there is the balancing.