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Alexgar
02-10-2011, 09:30 PM
is ther a link out there that walks you through the theory and process of sharpening props i want to give it a try
thanks for your help

LarrysDrifter
02-10-2011, 09:42 PM
Alex,I sent you a pm.

LarrysDrifter
02-10-2011, 09:43 PM
You can sharpen them with sandpaper.I was polishing an X450 and cut my finger twice.Have the wide open gashes to prove it.

keithbradley
02-10-2011, 09:51 PM
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/info-pages/sharpenandbalance.php

westbeach
02-10-2011, 09:58 PM
You will some good tools of the trade first. A prop balancer and some needle files. You will have to clean off some of the castings first.


is ther a link out there that walks you through the theory and process of sharpening props i want to give it a try
thanks for your help

GP73
02-10-2011, 10:21 PM
Beryllium Copper is TOXIC, read the guide here on OSE, the link is above.

JimClark
02-10-2011, 10:46 PM
ya a good dust mask

GP73
02-10-2011, 10:59 PM
In case you guys want to read about Beryllium toxicity:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryllium#Toxicity

iamandrew
02-11-2011, 12:44 AM
I "sharpened" my prop for the genesis, its only a 38mm prop, and it seems okay, however maybe for under 100kmph setups it might not be as important to get the prop balanced properly, I used water and wet n dry sandpaper and some disposable gloves.

steveo
02-11-2011, 01:13 AM
I "sharpened" my prop for the genesis, its only a 38mm prop, and it seems okay, however maybe for under 100kmph setups it might not be as important to get the prop balanced properly, I used water and wet n dry sandpaper and some disposable gloves.

i would say its the most important, its what driving you boat

Alexgar
02-11-2011, 01:30 AM
i have files and was thinking , if its easy time is nothing ill give it a shot so where can i buy a resonably priced balancer?

dag-nabit
02-11-2011, 09:44 AM
i have files and was thinking , if its easy time is nothing ill give it a shot so where can i buy a resonably priced balancer?

Here on OSE, or Kintec racing is another on line option. Your LHS or pretty much any on line site that carries RC boat products will likely have a few to choose from.

Personally I prefer the magnetic balancers, no need to level them, and I find them a to more sensitive.

Kevin

G-UNIT
02-11-2011, 11:00 AM
Top flight magnetic balancer 20.00 LHS seem to carry them.
I have one and it works great,
go into the tips section of ose and that will get you started.

sailr
02-11-2011, 11:16 AM
We also have them:

About halfway down the page.

http://minicatracingusa.com/accs.html




Here on OSE, or Kintec racing is another on line option. Your LHS or pretty much any on line site that carries RC boat products will likely have a few to choose from.

Personally I prefer the magnetic balancers, no need to level them, and I find them a to more sensitive.

Kevin

old guy
02-12-2011, 10:32 PM
Have a read and do nut cut your self lol:doh:
http://www.voodoopropellers.com/polish.html
Old Guy