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budgie

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Starboard prop - Question?
« on: May 08, 2010, 07:39:23 PM »

Hello all,

Might be a stupid question but i'm going to ask it anyway!

I have a 1:16th severn under construction and am about to take to the water for the first time next week, i have the starboard motor turning so the prop turns outwards but i'm worried that as it turns the prop might unscrew itself.
I am using 35mm 3 bladed props from robbe.

What set-up for connecting the starboard prop do the the guys in the know use?

Thanks

Magnus
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Re: Starboard prop - Question?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 07:51:58 PM »

Hi Magnus.

I'm not in the know yet, but I use a lock nut. That's just an ordinary nut behind the propeller tightened against it. I do the same the other end too to stop my screwed shafts winding themselves in and out of the couplings.

Pete
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Re: Starboard prop - Question?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 07:52:46 PM »

Lock the prop to the locknut and for double security use Loctite Thread Lock.

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