Spinning Prop.

Autumn 2007: Sam and I tried to utilize the fan hub we had from our first attempt to attach the new prop but no matter how we tried to fix it to the gearbox the hub would eventually work loose and spin on the gearbox shaft :o( Pondering the problem for several weeks I came up with a solid solution. The gearbox had on it originally a 12 tooth gear.

Bolt/Hub Arrangement

Bolt/Hub Arrangement

Luckily for us, the prop bolt holes matched exactly with the gaps between the teeth and allowed us to create a strong, secure fixing.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: