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post #2 of Old 05-02-2013
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Re: Name this prop

You got me on the brand. Those nuts on the case halves are probably a give away to someone, but I've not seen them. Max-props have hex head bolts into tapped holes, not nuts.

Anyway, I suspect it disassembles similarly. Remove whatever is in those recessed slots at the rear of the prop. It should allow a cap to come off that is holding the blades on. Then, those nuts must be keeping the case halves held together around the shaft.

If you are planning to replace it and it's working fine, be sure to note any indicators on the gears, so you can get it back the way you found it. On the Max-prop, there are two separate settings and they are critical, each identified by a where a letter on the gear or case, lines up with a score or dimple when feathered. You would have to be very careful that it didn't just fall apart, before you cleaned the grease out to find these.

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