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Rick B
06-23-2010, 10:20 PM
This is on one of my Drone propellers. It took about $15.00 in material and 30 minutes for me to make this. I can paint it silver to simulate metal or leave as it is. The bolts are just a tad larger than the holes so they screwed in about 4 threads to hold everything together. Rick B

Rick B
06-23-2010, 10:25 PM
Here is how it looked before. Somewhat apparently had a clock in it. Rick B

Rick B
06-24-2010, 12:36 AM
Changed it again, remember this is a experiment. Rick B

Bob Gardner
06-24-2010, 06:00 AM
Hi Rick,

It looks good. The castellated nuts make it look authentic. I think that dummy hubs like this always improve the look of an antique prop.

With kind regards,


Rick B
06-24-2010, 08:10 AM
Thanks Bob, and I tried to get softer bolts so I could drill holes for cotter pins but it was to much of a hassle They bit refused to do it in a timely manner. I may have my buddy do it at his machine shop. They always look better with the cotters in them. Rick

06-24-2010, 03:36 PM
That looks good Rick. I think safety wire would look good, too.


Rick B
06-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks and if you can point me to a picture of safety wire being used so I can try it. I think I know how it would be done but would rather make sure. Thanks,,Rick B

06-24-2010, 06:42 PM
Here are a couple of references: