|10-21-2013, 08:56 PM||#1|
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I am: John R
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ottawa ON
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# of RCs: 5
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Total Props: 24
Single bolt prop adapter - cut down prop shaft while still on engine?
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Here's the thing.
I ordered a DLE Single Bolt Prop Adapter from Valley View RC: Installation instructions. This is for an RCGF 32; the bolt pattern matches the DLE 30 so I thought I'd give it a shot.
I found a socket that fits - almost. It's the right size but I can only engage the first couple of mm of the prop bolt. Attempts to open the socket a little inside have not been successful.
Reading the manual, I see that once the prop bolt is out it is necessary to cut off a substantial part of it:
That got the wheels turning - what if I cut a few mm off the still-installed prop shaft so that the socket will fit?
At this point the little voice in my head spoke up. You know the one - it tries to tell you that you've had enough flying for today or that you should put on some eye protection before spooling up the Dremel to 50,000 RPM. I've gotten better at listening to it, really! The voice told me to put on the brakes and check for opinions on the matter. Here are my concerns:
Any and all advice is welcome.
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