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Question about prop reaming?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alex, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Alex

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    I picked up some APC Slo-Flyer 9x4.7 props to try out.

    Clearly I need to use a reamer to to get the to 8mm for my stock motors. So do I simply disregard the flat sides of the motor shaft and just rely on the prop nut to lock them down safely to the motors?
     
  2. MX45OR

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    Yes, then tighten down tighter than stock. Carbon?
    You can also use a .315" reamer. ;)
     
  3. Alex

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    Cheapo plastic.

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  4. Gizmo3000

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    The APC props are great! requiring almost no balancing!
    (i've been flying with the 8x3.8, pondering trying out the 4.7's,. . tho my Phantom is heavy so I dunno).

    But I used these fiber washers underneath my props (between prop and motor) to add some height

    available at serious hardware stores, such as True value

    http://wedo.hillmangroup.com/item/rubbe ... ers/3819-k
     
  5. Alex

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    Hah, serious stores... Yeah, they were pretty close, I used the scotch tape trick to get them perfect. The 9" just clears the hull, so I think that's it. Will have a test flight tomorrow and report back.