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stugumby
09-19-2005, 11:02 PM
Must be an extremely complicated system with gearboxes, linkages, pushrods and variable pitches and mixtures.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/nicepropellor.jpg

stugumby
09-19-2005, 11:02 PM
Must be an extremely complicated system with gearboxes, linkages, pushrods and variable pitches and mixtures.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a66/stugumby/nicepropellor.jpg

DHC2Pilot
09-19-2005, 11:21 PM
That is the best looking spinner I've seen on a 182. I need to get one of those! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Tully1
09-20-2005, 01:47 AM
That is the most thinly veiled spam (pardon the double meaning) that I've seen in a while http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
09-20-2005, 08:35 AM
Makes me think about school. The one and only girl was made to file the proppellor blades. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
Se missed a previous lesson and now she had to catch up by taking a file and doing the props withh it of an old Jetstream we had on our school. I've never heard of it really, is this a common maintenance practice?

Kuna15
09-20-2005, 09:02 AM
I don't think it is that hard to apply regular maintenance. Machine looks really good.

ddsflyer
09-20-2005, 09:02 AM
The owner of that Cessna is going to love the cost of replacing the cracked spinner backing plate when she gets finished leaning on it.

russ.nl
09-20-2005, 09:19 AM
I would love to take her out for a spin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

ashley2005
09-20-2005, 11:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by russ.nl:
I would love to take her out for a spin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

my thoughts as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Covino
09-20-2005, 11:46 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ddsflyer:
The owner of that Cessna is going to love the cost of replacing the cracked spinner backing plate when she gets finished leaning on it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wonder how she'll ever repay him. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

jds1978
09-20-2005, 05:17 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

MLudner
09-20-2005, 05:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully1:
That is the most thinly veiled spam (pardon the double meaning) that I've seen in a while http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Our resident wit, I see...

effte
09-21-2005, 01:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
Makes me think about school. The one and only girl was made to file the proppellor blades. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
Se missed a previous lesson and now she had to catch up by taking a file and doing the props withh it of an old Jetstream we had on our school. I've never heard of it really, is this a common maintenance practice? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

On many (most?) types, you are allowed to file down nicks in the prop blades if they are within tolerances. That'd be all the filing you get to do on those.

telsono
09-21-2005, 10:25 AM
There's a story concerning one of the US naval training schools during WWII, I think it was at Pennsacola. The floatplane pliots trained on the Kingfisher and didn't particularly liked the aircraft. For one thing they thought it was underpowered and therefore hard to get into the air from the water.
One pilot tried several times to get his Kingfisher to leave the water but it wouldn't. He brought it back to the launching area and the instructor dressed him down and tried it himself. Even the instructor couldn't get it into the air. After returning it to land the befuddled instructor then noticed something, the propellor looked too short. Getting a measuring tape they found that each blade was 6-8 inches too short! The maintainence crews were being very diligent in removing the pits caused by the corrorsive salt water on the blades and filed them down every night. They made sure that all proportions were maintained as well. The problems that the pilots were facing with the low power of the aircraft was more an effect of smaller propellors than it was of engine output.