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  1. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    I will evaluating all prop options if it comes to that. The only downside of the Warp is weight. I don't want to add an additional 5-10lb way out at the farthest forward point if I can avoid it. Though the price is certainly right. Corey might have it right with this. The cracks are all under and around the edge protector, and stop where it stops. I'm wondering if there might be excessive flex in the bond between the protector and the body of the blade, causing the gelcoat to crack. In any event, the prop is off the airplane now, and I'll send it to FD as soon as I talk to them, probably Monday.
  2. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    Carbs synced regularly, including two weeks ago. Prop dynamically balanced a couple of years ago. Airplane always hangared, including previous owner. I'm at a loss here unless the gearbox or prop hub have a problem. Other than that I'd have say it's a bad prop.
  3. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    Thanks Corey and Roger, I guess it's inspection time. I can remove the prop today, is there any real trick to it other than just unbolting it? Roger, you say you have seen this on a few Neuforms...any reason why? It seems crazy that a prop would start to shred itself at 600 hours without any event to cause it. I'm just trying to think it there is anything I did wrong or could have done to prevent this...
  4. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    One thing I just noticed in the last picture. There are a few short “cracks” that go almost exactly perpendicular to the direction of the main cracks. That is weird and does look like kind of a stress pattern to me.
  5. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    That’s why I’m asking, it is important! It seems bizarre to me that the prop would have stress-related cracking at 600hrs when it has been taken good care of and never had any issues previously. The last time I looked it over it looked great, now maybe 5-10 hours later it’s got cracking on all three blades. I will tell you this: if I need a new prop, it will not be a Neuform. Probably a Sensenich.
  6. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    Negative, I don’t wear jewelry. I only use a microfiber cloth and water with Composiclean bucket wash on it. I find it weird that the marks are on all three blades in the same general areas.
  7. Prop Issue -- Cosmetic or Serious?

    I was hoping for a quick “it’s fine” answer, since I have a lot of flying to do this weekend. But I guess I will have to wait for the experts to weigh in. Asking Arian is a good idea.
  8. IFly 740 question

    It will give you the virtual HSI, and I think it's required for the TAS and wind arrow calculations.
  9. Today after flying I was wiping down my Neuform prop, and noticed a number of fine parallel cracks just below the black edge protector, running lengthwise on all three blades. They can be felt with a fingernail. Can those with the knowledge to make a determination please take a look at the pics below and tell me if this looks to be a serious issue or just cosmetic damage to the gelcoat? The prop has right at 600hrs on it and has spent its entire life hangared. I'm supposed to make a flight tomorrow morning, but I'm a bit hesitant now until I get more info. Thanks.
  10. Upgraded RV-12 Kit

    Honestly, as complete as the RV-12 kit is and and as little finishing as the parts required (e.g. they are match drilled and deburred), I'd probably save the $15k and build it myself. The sheet metal work might be a lot of the build, but with this kit it's also some of the easiest to do.
  11. Kennel Storage?

    Definitely make sure you have hearing protection for your dog, they have much more sensitive hearing than humans. Here's what you need: http://www.safeandsoundpets.com/index.html You could also put sound baffling material around the kennel, but it would have to be thick and have complete coverage to be effective. The muffs are the better solution.
  12. Stick chatter

    I would definitely want to get this sorted out. If it's not the AP it sounds like a potentially dangerous condition. It seems to me that if you were fighting the AP on final you'd eventually break a servo shear pin and the resistance would stop...
  13. Kennel Storage?

    The other possibility is to put the kennel in the baggage bay through the pass through behind the seat. A small kennel should fit through there, and if you leave the pass though cover off you can still get to the kennel by reaching around behind the passenger seat in flight if required.
  14. Metal has a "yield strength", where the material will deform but not break. Composites are typically stronger than metals for the same weight, but have no yield strength. When they reach their ultimate limits, they fail suddenly, sometimes spectacularly. Bother are appropriate for gear legs, but that difference leads to different characteristics when failures do occur.
  15. Thanks Tom, I do understand that I could have a bend not visible to the naked eye.
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