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post #8 of Old 11-30-2009
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Originally Posted by KeelHaulin View Post
On the Martec props; I have heard about the pins wearing the bronze at the hinges; how long does a Martec prop typically last before the prop needs repair or replacement? Seems that galvanic corrosion and wear due to thrust on those pin holes is inevitable due to the design.
Corrosion at the pivot pin (or anywhere else) is not an issue with Martec folding props. With the Eliptec (non-geared) line of props, the ears will splay after years of use and the holes will wear over time, causing the blades to be sloppy in the hub but the Martec can be reburbished by the factory and properly maintained, they provide many years of good service.
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