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Old 10-13-2018, 03:27 PM
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Sorry about the large pictures. I couldn't figure how to resize.

This was my first run of an ASP 91 4stroke. I did the #1 law. Don't put your hand over the Prop while engine's running!!!!

I've had a few nicks and close ones in the 60 years I've been off and on flying. I did this about 9 days ago. It broke the prop at the hub. I have somewhere between 25-30 stitches. The Doc. had to cut some skin away due to damage. It hit the tendons and luckily didn't go through. from the thumb back about and inch it started out in the Bone, The knuckle wanted some action and pulled the Prop into it. it took most of the skin away there and shaving some bone with it. The top of my knuckle was cut in half. The are that's black contains most of the stitches they are laid one on top of the others.Then it took a trip around to the other side only requiring a couple more stitches.



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Ouch !!!

You have all my prayers for quick healing with no lasting effects . Not a one of us is immune to propbite , and your example is a scary one indeed ....
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Ow! Sorry for your accident. Fortunately it wasn't worse. I've never received more than a nick myself. Knock on wood! But I have seen worse. And it always involves a momentary lapse in judgement.

The good news is, I'll bet you never do that again!
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And paint the tips of that prop white or yellow.
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I bet that hurt. The worse I've had is backfires slicing my fingers. I started wearing leather gloves when starting engines.
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a good case for having a starter !......
I never had one when I was younger, but as soon as I started back into this hobby after being away from it for 40 some years, I got a starter right away. ..........I know it can still happen, but at least the starter takes a large portion of the possibility away.
I do feel somewhat fortunate in that I am trained to keep real close eye on what i'm doing around that prop. I spent a life time around wood working machinery and have trained myself to be slow. careful and deliberate about where my hands are all the time. wood working tools, just like a prop,.... will bite you every chance they get !.
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Originally Posted by r ward View Post
a good case for having a starter !......
I never had one when I was younger, but as soon as I started back into this hobby after being away from it for 40 some years, I got a starter right away. ..........I know it can still happen, but at least the starter takes a large portion of the possibility away.
I do feel somewhat fortunate in that I am trained to keep real close eye on what i'm doing around that prop. I spent a life time around wood working machinery and have trained myself to be slow. careful and deliberate about where my hands are all the time. wood working tools, just like a prop,.... will bite you every chance they get !.
This engine was running 10,000 RPM. I started it with a starter.
This was done while I was going over the prop to adjust carb. and set RPM. I'm building a starting testing stand as I type.
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I bet that hurt. The worse I've had is backfires slicing my fingers. I started wearing leather gloves when starting engines.
Yes it did. And to boot I live 100 miles from the closest VA hospital which is in Reno. Lucky enough to had a great team of Doctors and Nurses working on me.. I have two different sizes of Prop Sticks. I almost always use the starter but keep the sticks just in case I need one.
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And paint the tips of that prop white or yellow.
I prefer White. lol
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Originally Posted by init4fun View Post
Ouch !!!

You have all my prayers for quick healing with no lasting effects . Not a one of us is immune to propbite , and your example is a scary one indeed ....
Thank you init4fun.
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Originally Posted by Appowner View Post
Ow! Sorry for your accident. Fortunately it wasn't worse. I've never received more than a nick myself. Knock on wood! But I have seen worse. And it always involves a momentary lapse in judgement.

The good news is, I'll bet you never do that again!
I sure hope not.
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