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Diegoboy
02-24-2011, 12:24 AM
Getting my prop box ready for this years racing season, I thought I'd see what other people have been keeping in theirs...

My props in order by diameter then pitch.

Octura x427
Octura 1930
Octura v931/3
Octura x432
Octura x632
ABC 1316/3 L
ABC 1316/3 R
Octura y535
Octura p735
Octura v935/3
Octura y536
Octura x437/3
Octura y537/3
Octura 637
Octura v937/3
ABC 1514/3
CMDI 3857/4
CMDI 3861/4
Octura v940/3
Octura x442
Octura x642
ABC h4
Prather 220-s
ABC 1714/3
ABC 1717
Octura m445
Octura m545
Octura x645
TFL 1450
Prather 225

JimClark
02-24-2011, 12:25 AM
Prop Horder

Diegoboy
02-24-2011, 12:30 AM
Prop Horder

I guess so... I still feel like I don't have enough or I don't have the right ones. :lol:

Diegoboy
02-24-2011, 12:47 AM
as you can see, most are for smaller boats (when I was sport running)
Racing requires a bigger boat and I am short on big props

JimClark
02-24-2011, 12:59 AM
I only have the right ones

Diegoboy
02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
...so, which ones?

Meniscus
02-24-2011, 01:06 PM
Similarly, I have many of the small guys. Organized by total pitch/amount of water they cover per full revolution.

1/8" and 4mm

Manufacturer/Prop/Last number is: Actual Diameter
Octura X427 27
Octura X430 30
Propshop 3214 32
Octura X432 32
Tenshock 32x36 32
Octura X435 33
Tenshock TSJ-K4834 34
Octura M435/3 35
Tenshock TSJ-K5036 36
Octura Y535 detongued 34
Octura X632 32
Tenshock TSJ-K5237/3 37
Octura X632 33
Octura Y535 35
GrimRacer 36x55 36
Octura 1930 30
Octura 1.25 31.75
Octura V935/3 highly polished 32
Octura V935/3 35

3/16"
TFL 435 34.5
Octura X437/3 cupped rolled 37
GrimRacer L38x55 38
GrimRacer 42x55 42
Octura M440 40
GrimRacer L40x57/3 40
Octura X442 42
Octura X637 detongued 37
Octura X637 37
Prather 215 40
Prather 215 SS 40.6
Octura X642 40
Octura X640 40
Octura X642 41
Octura (CMDI) X642 41
Prather 220 43.7
Octura X646/3 Aluminum 42
Octura V937/3 37

Wishlist:
1732, 1735, 1740, 2035, 2137/3, m645

Brushless1
02-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Geez, thats a lot of props.

Ok, so how do you keep track of the props? They dont stamp the outside with the X number do they? I just noticed recently that some are stamped with an "L" for left hand turn.

Meniscus
02-24-2011, 02:23 PM
Brushless1, We put tags into a container which has sections for each prop. This becomes our "prop box". Here's an example (http://www.planomolding.com/fishing/fishing-products/). Otherwise, I keep a spreadsheet with calculations. When I want to explore what prop to try, I put in all other known data such as kv, voltage, slippage for model type, efficiency, and then I can calculate approximate potential speeds. Not say that it is always the right prop for the model, but that's how I track it all.

Most of the Octura props will say what they are on the trailing hub section. Example: X432 will have X432 stamped into back. The Grim Racer Props will also include an L which in that case, stand for lifting props.

Hope this helps.

JimClark
02-24-2011, 02:29 PM
I only have props for three boats
1/10th scale Hydro 2 X447R and two graupner 45mm's
for the micro hydro a couple of X430R

Diesel6401
02-24-2011, 03:19 PM
I have props in my prop box :tongue_smilie: (Had to say it)

Brushless01 this is what I use: http://www.harborfreight.com/24-container-storage-box-90243.html

*Most of the props have what they are stamped on the hub, but I also write on each little box with a sharpie what they are for quick access. I also cut a small peice of thin cloth in each little box so the prop is sitting on something. Not sure it's neccessary but I do it.

CF40 L&R
CF42
CF45 L&R
CF48

x440
x440/3
Grim 40x52/3
s215 detounged
Grim 42x55
x642
m445
b220
x447
x447/3

oscarel
02-24-2011, 07:50 PM
I have the same box that Diesel has for the smaller props.

Octura
X440/3
X442
X442R
X445
X447
X447R
X447/3
X450
X450/3
X450/3R
X452/3
X452
X455
X457
X457R
X460
X462
X642
X646/3
M447 Cupped
M447
V937/3

Prather
245

CF40 and CF45

arrowskartax9
02-27-2011, 01:40 AM
X450/3
No Andy Brown props, Cant get hold of him.

drwayne
02-27-2011, 08:09 AM
2 boats, 3 types each
practice, race or rancid misbehaviour.
1455, 1460mod, V955/3mod for the 6S rigger
442LR, 442LR mod, 1616/3LR for the 6S twin cat

lots of coin tied up if their not used.

Brushless1
02-27-2011, 12:56 PM
Nyyce on the box idea.

Ok, you just got me looking for them. I have about 4 props. Guess I need to stock up. My inventory pales in comparison to you all!

Brushless01
02-28-2011, 04:43 PM
I dont have many props :

Octura x637
Grim racer 40x52/3
Grim Racer 42x55
Grim Racer 65x105
CF 40
CF42
CF45

raptor347
02-28-2011, 05:31 PM
What's in my prop box?

Lots!!! I've got a bit of everything in there; octura, prather, abc, propshop uk. There's probably even an old JG in there someplace.

The black box is for gasser, silver for FE. I doubt there's a completely stock blade in the pile with the exception of the 42x55 sv-27 and UL-1 RTR props. The plastic boxes are full of raw blanks and partially preped props. There's a couple hundred total there.

egneg
02-28-2011, 06:13 PM
I doubt if I have 10 at the moment that are finished and ready to go. :o

Meniscus
02-28-2011, 10:48 PM
Chuck, you're more than welcome to any or all of my props, whatever you need at the pond. I'll even take the best one off of the boat I'm using at that time, no problem.

Diegoboy
02-28-2011, 10:49 PM
Same here Chuck.
All my props are your props too.
You've had a hand in almost all of them!!

egneg
03-06-2011, 06:03 PM
Danny and Ben I appreciate the offer but I have lots of props - just don't have the time to do my own. :crying:

GP73
03-06-2011, 06:24 PM
I suddenly have a prop envy... :crying:

:bounce:



There's a couple hundred total there.

Old Sloppy
03-08-2011, 07:37 PM
I have personaly seen Brian's silver prop box.
Quite impressive indeed. :bowdown:

Harry

raptor347
03-08-2011, 09:46 PM
My racing partner keeps threatening to build me a new prop box complete with golden illumination (think the briefcase in Pulp Fiction). Of course, he's trashed more of my props than I have. But magically, there's always another in there that will push the boat just fine.


The old silver box is really getting a bit ratty. It's getting to be time to build a new one. This one will be bigger!!!

detox
03-14-2011, 09:03 PM
Ask Brian why his wallet says "Bad M..... F....."

Diegoboy
07-16-2011, 03:44 PM
My prop box...

55611556135561455612

45 prop capacity

egneg
07-16-2011, 08:09 PM
My prop box...

55611556135561455612

45 prop capacity

Now if you only had some boats ...

:just-kidding:

Diegoboy
07-16-2011, 09:50 PM
Ya, my fleet is the smallest it's been in a long time and I'm including the incomplete ones. My PS295 is done and my Inanity is ready to run (need NAVY decals).

ron1950
07-16-2011, 11:07 PM
hey diegoboy......if u have your coweling held on with velcro strip....make sure u make it at least 5 inches long.....i submarined mine with 2.5 inch strip and the cowel didnt come back up with the boat.....

Diegoboy
07-17-2011, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the heads-up. I do have float foam on the cowl though. I will be sure to lengthen the velcro too.

monojeff
07-17-2011, 05:00 AM
My racing partner keeps threatening to build me a new prop box complete with golden illumination (think the briefcase in Pulp Fiction). Of course, he's trashed more of my props than I have. But magically, there's always another in there that will push the boat just fine.


The old silver box is really getting a bit ratty. It's getting to be time to build a new one. This one will be bigger!!!

I have a couple LED lights we could wire up to go on when opened, as many know your prop box glows without them...

My prop box is in the works.
A bunch of octura plastic props 27-34mm
2 glass props I think they are 30mm
447R need work on for my 1/10 scale thunderboat

Gas props
Prather 270 which I don't use
Prather 275
Prather 280 that got bent and I'm working on modding and fixing it
Octura 482 just started working on

Diegoboy
01-15-2012, 11:46 AM
I like the LED idea. Hmmm...

sailr
01-15-2012, 01:18 PM
When I see my prop box I see lotsa $$$$

znus
02-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Aluminum:

TJM 1215 38mm L+R
TJM 1215 45mm L+R
TJM 1218 40mm L+R
TJM 1218 48mm
Etti V935 35mm L+R
Octura X447 L+R

Can't recommend the TJM's enough. I know a lot of ppl slag the alu-props but for me they work like a charm!

Copper:

M440
M445
M545
X442 L+R
X642
X646/3

ABC 1518
ABC 1617

TFL 435
TFL 438
TFL 444

Some wierd looking old copper/brass props for submerged use.

SS:

Prather 220
Prather 225

And about 100 plastic Graupners, TFL's Octuras etc. etc. Started with a toy NQD two years ago and then it all went south (for my wallet) real quick :blink:

Diegoboy
02-02-2012, 08:35 AM
Nice collection. Do you know a source for the TJM props (http://www.tjmodels.com.cn/product.asp?id=88) in north america?

znus
02-02-2012, 08:53 AM
Nice collection. Do you know a source for the TJM props (http://www.tjmodels.com.cn/product.asp?id=88) in north america?

Nope, sorry. I guess if you harass Steven enough he will finally give in :smile:

If you do get a hold of them - try the 1218 series. A little more blade area and really grip well. The 1215's doesn't accelerate like the 1218's. Once up to speed the 1215 really scream though, probably unloading the motors a little bit more (smaller tounge on the 1215's)

I live in Sweden and we have a great dealer here. MRT - mini racing teknik.

http://butik.miniracingteknik.se/

and the TJM's. Divide the price with 6,5 and you'll get the value in US dollars.

The TJM 1218 props

http://shop.miniracingteknik.se/index.php/cPath/87_360_367?osCsid=mria1gom56681afn4fajenngv6

They guy running it (Jan) has won most european championships for the past ~20 years, in lots of different classes afaik, so I trust his judgement. Pop him a mail! If you're willing to pay for the shipment (can't be that much?) and if MRT has no problem sending it then you could be running the TJM's very soon :smile:

Otherwise I can always pick some props up and send them to you?

Hatetocrash
03-30-2012, 12:48 PM
Getting my prop box ready for this years racing season, I thought I'd see what other people have been keeping in theirs...

My props in order by diameter then pitch.

Octura x427
Octura 1930
Octura v931/3
Octura x432
Octura x632
ABC 1316/3 L
ABC 1316/3 R
Octura y535
Octura p735
Octura v935/3
Octura y536
Octura x437/3
Octura y537/3
Octura 637
Octura v937/3
ABC 1514/3
CMDI 3857/4
CMDI 3861/4
Octura v940/3
Octura x442
Octura x642
ABC h4
Prather 220-s
ABC 1714/3
ABC 1717
Octura m445
Octura m545
Octura x645
TFL 1450
Prather 225 Hi Diegoboy, i am wondering if this prop Product ID: oct-x645
Octura x645
In Stock: 6


Diameter: 1.77"
Total Pitch: 1.6x1.77=2.832"
Shaft Size: 3/16"

would work well on a modified Motley crew it has a 200 amp esc and i have two turnigy motors a 3674-1900kv and 3665-2100kv will be running on 4 and maybe 5s...the x642's are not in stock....I am looking for a top speed of around 54-58 mph,but want lots of power out of the hole and want to keep my eletronics and 40c 5000 packs fairly cool...Any suggestions on props using either of these motors is appreciated as you obviously have lots of prop experience..WOW! i just edited this post i wrote i had a 56-74 instead of 3674 a motor that size would sink my MC..LOL

srislash
03-31-2012, 10:53 AM
Hi Diegoboy, i am wondering if this prop Product ID: oct-x645
Octura x645
In Stock: 6


Diameter: 1.77"
Total Pitch: 1.6x1.77=2.832"
Shaft Size: 3/16"

would work well on a modified Motley crew it has a 200 amp esc and i have two turnigy motors a 5674-1900kv and 5665-2100kv will be running on 4 and maybe 5s...the x642's are not in stock....I am looking for a top speed of around 54-58 mph,but want lots of power out of the hole and want to keep my eletronics and 40c 5000 packs fairly cool...Any suggestions on props using either of these motors is appreciated as you obviously have lots of prop experience
Here's a vid with my Miss Geico with a 2200kv motor and X645 prop on 4s.Go to the 3:25 mark and let me know if this is what you mean by good power out of the hole.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T755w8fHsjc

Hatetocrash
03-31-2012, 12:14 PM
Here's a vid with my Miss Geico with a 2200kv motor and X645 prop on 4s.Go to the 3:25 mark and let me know if this is what you mean by good power out of the hole.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T755w8fHsjcthis is not the correct video link u meant to post...no miss G here

TheShaughnessy
03-31-2012, 01:45 PM
go to 325 like he said, its a video of his club/ group of people he runs with. His geico isn't the stock lime green anymore, maybe why you didn't catch it

lenny
03-31-2012, 02:08 PM
Its the one that looks like a hovercraft flying on top of the water.:thumbup:

detox
03-31-2012, 02:54 PM
I have lots of stock props (boring). It is time I started cutting and bending. I think I will start experimenting on the m445 or m447.

srislash
03-31-2012, 06:27 PM
Its the one that looks like a hovercraft flying on top of the water.:thumbup:Yes that is right guys,Thanks Shaughnessy and Lenny

Hatetocrash
04-01-2012, 12:15 AM
go to 325 like he said, its a video of his club/ group of people he runs with. His geico isn't the stock lime green anymore, maybe why you didn't catch it Okay thanks i saw it ...and yes it does not look at all like a miss G...I have a surge crusher that takes off like that and i need be careful not to blow it over...its a small 24'' hull and it runs around 50mph on 5s with octura x440 and stock 36-56 -2000 kv motor and 150 amp seaking speed control...
I just finished mods on motley crew and installed 200 amp esc/ 36-74-1900kv... I installed octura x442, which i had and set it up for 5s ...i will test tommorrow i am epecting low 50's and tons of torque... i hope she runs cool... the stock setup did around 40mph and had no where near the torque of my surge crusher which is a very cool little cat...

srislash
04-01-2012, 01:24 AM
I had to rebuild the transom of the MG after a 57mph blowover.I haven't tried 5s since.Hence the paint job.I have a CC 1515 and a T-180.My favorite prop so far is the X645 though I now have a M645 to try.

Hatetocrash
04-01-2012, 02:48 AM
I had to rebuild the transom of the MG after a 57mph blowover.I haven't tried 5s since.Hence the paint job.I have a CC 1515 and a T-180.My favorite prop so far is the X645 though I now have a M645 to try. I have wipped out at least 10 times at over 40mph and a couple at 50 with my surgecrusher with no damage at all..But one afternoon my kitty knocked it off the kitchen counter and the rudder struck the tile floor,so i had to do some major transome repair..lol...I since learned to not wipe out my boats at high speeds..lets face it we all know how to push it to far as well as hold back a little to prevent a wipe out...I believe my MC can handle 50 plus if i wipe out its because i will be asking for it...PS i'm pretty new to boats what is cc 1515? also what was the can size of your 2200kv...thanks

srislash
04-01-2012, 10:24 AM
CC is Castle Creations and a 1515 is can size 40-75.It is the 1/8th scale car motor.It's kv is 2200 and it's wind is 1Y.

Hatetocrash
04-01-2012, 05:02 PM
CC is Castle Creations and a 1515 is can size 40-75.It is the 1/8th scale car motor.It's kv is 2200 and it's wind is 1Y. okay,yes i heard a few mc owner's using that motor...my setup today was fast as i want to go, around 50mph plus,but the hk 200 amp got verrrry hot as well as the 36-74-1900 turnigy on 5s,and cooling was working...i heard these esc's need to be taken appart and have some kind of cooling plate mod..i need to see if i can find the specific's on that... i probabely will end up get the seaking 180 if i can't fix this one,as it great on 5s pushing bigger props with not over heating...I may work on a good 4s setup,but i have a lot of 3s packs and only 2 2s.. maybe 5s is also to much voltage for the turnigy motor ..i think its rated for 5s i need to check...i know my 36-74-1700 tacon is rated up to 7s..i beleive tacon and leapard are same,but turnigy is not as heavy duty...Anyway back to the drawing board..thanks