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Old 05-04-2005, 08:39 PM
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Default Repairing wood prop damage?

Just wondering if anyone can provide a resource on wooden propeller repair. I have a Velocity with an LIO-360 turning a 3 blade Performance Prop. Two of the tips have a bit of abrasion damage. To be honest, I don't know on a wood prop what level of damage is acceptable and what to be worried about. Any suggestion for solid resource material would be helpful.
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:49 PM
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can you post pics and share with us the cause of the damage. john slade had the same problem and repaired with flox, his were "shortened" by about 1/8 inch, with no sign of splitting.
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:01 PM
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See attached ... it looks worse than it is. It is actually pretty tough to see without perfect lighting. Not sure the cause. My dad was flying the plane for a month or so down in Florida, so I am assuming that this is rock/gravel damage that has been accelerated by sand abrasion, but then again I'm kinda makin' this up as I go, so anyone with direct experience please speak up :^).
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Old 05-15-2005, 08:27 PM
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That looks easily repairable. Probably less damage than I had. Just mix up some wet flox, paint the damaged area with pure epoxy, then fill with flox proud of the surface. After cure, sand down to shape. A rebalance might be a good idea. The damage on my prop can be seen at It runs quite smoothly even though I haven't had it rebalanced yet.

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