Apr 28 2011

Prop Repair first engine run

After a close inspection of the prop, I found delamination of the carbon exterior near the hub.  I have had this happen on my Hertzler prop.  I am not sure if it is a result of heat or the compression of the wood at the hub.

To repair, I injected west epoxy into the delamination, heated it and used a vacuum pump to compress the surface to reattach the glass to the wood.

after a few hours of curing, it looked great!

After repairing the prop, I was able to get the engine running.  It started immediately!  Click on this link to view the video.    First Engine Run!

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