I need to borrow a small propeller for 48 hours.

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  1. JonH

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    As crazy as it sounds I'm putting this out there. I need a two-bladed fixed pitch GA prop. Something modern. So if you're around San Diego and know of a propeller sitting somewhere let me know what I can do to borrow it. Once I have the prop it would go into a silicon mold for around 24 hours.
     
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  2. Tom-D

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    I have one you can borrow, you pay shipping both ways.
    it's a McCauley off a 150
     
  3. JonH

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    Awesome. I'm not sure what it would cost to ship but I will look it up. I'm waiting on the molding supplies and would like to start early December. I'll be in touch.

    Thanks.
     
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    Just don't let it hit you in the head. :popcorn:
     
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    you fixin to 3D print some props?
     
  6. JonH

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    I'm making a silicon mold of the propeller so I can cast copies out of different materials. I wanted the mold to be authentic as possible. I wish I had a 3D resin printer large enough to print one. The resin and molding stuff isn't cheap so I have one shot at this.
     
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    He gonna sell 'em as wood props! ;):)
     
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    Composite props.
     
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    Boot leg props and sell them to China....
     
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  10. JonH

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    I was going to use a teal colored epoxy resin and throw in a sand layer with some seashells, from the seashore. It will look like an airplane propeller made out of a strip of beach.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't sand the fake propeller lest the gods of the FAA shall smite you.
     
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    I have one from a beanie hat. It appears to qualify per your rules...
     
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    Are you going to sell them? You could get the wife/gf to do it. She sells seashells at the seashore. Classic tongue twister
     
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    And then there’s her sister who was guilty of assault and battery on an abandoned building: she shells C-cells at the eyesore.
     
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    You know my sister?
     
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    several times. why do you ask?
     
  17. JonH

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    I was making one as a gift for someone. The materials are so expensive I'm not sure anyone would want to buy one. It will be around $400 per prop. You can get cheap ones on eBay for $50.