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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007

    Default Airplane Propeller

    I had been looking for an airplane propeller for some time to hang up in my shop. One of my friends told me she knew where one was and that she would get it for me. I did not know that it would be bent. Any ideas how to straighten the prop? I thought about heat but I have never tried anything this big before. I was also concerned that aluminum of this size would dissipate heat rapidly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. #2
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    Sep 2008
    Anchorage, Alaska

    Default Send it to Alaska

    Man, I've seen props on operational aircraft up here that weren't much better than that one.

    Send it To Alaska.

    Jerry in Anchorage

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006


    Hang it up bent. A good, used propeller hanging on the wall is cool. A bent propeller is cool, and has a story.

  4. #4
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    Jan 2008


    Quote Originally Posted by spotsineyes View Post
    Hang it up bent. A good, used propeller hanging on the wall is cool. A bent propeller is cool, and has a story.
    Tell people that you were in the plane at 10,000 feet when you hit a duck.
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  5. #5
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    Aug 2006
    near rochester NY


    a really big duck. LOL
    thanks for the help
    hope i helped

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  6. #6


    As the Prop will not ever be in service again here is my take as I have repaired/ straightened a few rims and forward controls.

    You are definitely gonna need some heat and I recommend a nice oa set up with a rose bud.
    Heat that puppy to about 750 range and add a slow pressure to the bend. Not sure if a prop is hollow but if it is we are gonna have a issue and will need to sling/strap and pull the bend out.
    the key to success is use your common sense and take your time.
    Go slow and don't throw too much heat at it.

    The funny thing with aluminium is when you add the heat most of the bend will come out naturally. A little heat goes along way and I also use a raw hide hammer and it does wonders.

    Good Luck and give a shout if you need more help.

  7. #7
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    Nov 2007
    Saskatoon, Sask, Canada


    Hang it up bent, it would be even more interesting if you found out the story behind it.
    But you always could make up your own!!!
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