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stuarts2

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prop vibrations
« on: December 04, 2008, 05:33:52 PM »

can some one help me one of my props has a vibration in it at high speeds any suggestions :((
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Colin Bishop

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Re: prop vibrations
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 05:48:05 PM »

Possibly the shaft isn't 100% straight or the prop itself could be out of balance - slightly bent blade for example. Can you try another prop on the shaft to establish whether it's the prop or the shaft?

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Proteus

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Re: prop vibrations
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 06:18:13 PM »

are you 100% certain you have the right size coupling , some one had the same problem not long ago .and it went on for ages and turned out to be the couplong, try running the boat on the bench without the prop for starters.

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Martin [Admin]

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Re: prop vibrations
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 06:37:35 PM »

Also high speed props should be balanced, especially metal ones.
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stuarts2

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Re: prop vibrations
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 04:43:45 PM »

Thanks for the coments you have made i will try then out and let you know  :-)) by the way I am building the deansmarine s y Komit and i am about 80% finished can some one tell me how to down load the pictures i have taken of the build.
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Sandy Calder

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Re: prop vibrations
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 05:12:49 PM »

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2277.0
The thumbnails option should be mandatory for those that link to ten pictures.

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E. Hemingway's smarter cousin.

I take it from your follow up post the problems show up on the bench?
You won't reach those revs in water.
If it is out of balance by weight then adhesive lead tape will help the diagnosis at least.
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