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Old 08-26-2005, 08:02 PM   #11
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I find it rather amusing that they admit that the product could be made safer if the tips are painted yet they rely on the end user to do it.

Hmmm. Maybe a nitch in their armour in the eyes of a good lawyer.

I personally have some of my larger props with painted tips and it does make a difference to their visibility.

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Old 08-27-2005, 06:24 AM   #12
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Does one realy need white tips on a prop to know that it is there and turning??

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Old 08-27-2005, 09:47 AM   #13
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Agreed, Ed. Surely, one can hear the engine running??
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:50 AM   #14
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Ken wrote: "I find it rather amusing that they admit that the product could be made safer if the tips are painted yet they rely on the end user to do it. "

Even though this direction came from Master Airscrew, I believe that they DO paint the tips of their larger props, 12" & larger, or at least they use to. I still have a couple of 13" & 14" M/A props with the tips painted white.

Although you are correct Ed, one should know that the engine is running and the prop is there whirling away at upwards of 10,000 rpm and more, still its amazing how many people stick there fingers/hands into the arc each year. I spent 5 hours at the hospital with a fellow from your club who did just that. It happens and anything that could help prevent this is worth doing! MHO! Even then, its still going to happen. Strict vigilance is the best prevention!
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Old 08-27-2005, 12:07 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ed Smith
Does one realy need white tips on a prop to know that it is there and turning??

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Every bit helps...just like the third break light on your car.
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Old 08-28-2005, 06:39 AM   #16
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Nuker wrote
Do not stop the engine by throwing any object into the propeller. Operate the engine over a firm surface.
That says a lot...
In my early days at radio control airplanes, i flew a control line with a .049 queenBee on it. TO STOP the engine if i weren't ready for a flight just yet, I used to throw a rag into the propeller intake. IT WORKED every time to stop the engine.

Further more, the ONLY way to start the engine again, we used our FINGERS

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