Woodcomp Propellers

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Woodcomp Propellers

Postby Sandy Hutton » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:41 am

I've been getting reports in the UK of Woodcomp props cracking chordwise through the gelcoat. The cracks are all along the blades but are very faint. Has anyone else experienced this and has anyone had a blade failure? Feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation :?
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Postby Sandy Hutton » Tue May 10, 2005 11:12 am

:idea:  Each blade is retained by four capscrews. I found that the outer/trailing edge screw had lost torque in each blade and it's likely this has set up a buzz through the blade length, cracking the gelcoat. Any further suggestions would be welcomed......or if you disagree!!!? :twisted:
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