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« on: November 23, 2019, 12:50:10 AM »

Recently got a kit that had a blade kit included, I opened the pkg and the blades were flat, Im assuming who ever had the kit had it for a long time and had been sitting causing the blades to lose their pitch and go flat

Im thinking the twist can be steamed in again...……..any comments?

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2019, 07:41:24 AM »

You can put twist back in by steaming or soaking in hot water and attaching to a cylinder at 15 from vertical. Do a search of this forum or state the prop diameter to find out the diameter of the cylinder to use. It may vary from an aerosol can to a paint tin for a large one.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 09:51:19 AM »

That Southern Gentleman flyer, George Perryman claimed to not be able to carve a prop.  All his "Speckled Birds" used steamed blades, formed, according to George, on the radiator in his workshop.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 12:11:26 AM »

A picture would be nice. Some old kits had props that were supposed to have un-twisted blades. I'm sure it didn't work nearly as well. I've made prop blades for indoor models that I soaked and then baked on a form.
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