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Old 07-23-2018, 05:24 PM
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Well, my maiden flight of the Tower Hobbies Vista BL was great except I broke the prop. Yeah I know, cut power...but I'm getting back into RC and am sort of hamfisted. Can anyone tell me about the bolt and nuts holding the folding blades? Size etc. and if there is a recommended nut driver or wrench set to make removal and replacement easier? I am attached image with an arrow show the parts.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:31 PM
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Take it to a hardware store and ask them to match it up.
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Thanks for responding aeajr. Yeah, I thought of that but was looking for an actual replacement that might also have a couple of driver (wrenches) to make installation easier.
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The prop blade hinge pins consist of a metric threaded stud and 2 lock nuts. If you go to the hardware store you won't find what you are looking for but you might find something that will work. Your best (albeit expensive) bet is to order a new assembly from Tower.
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Originally Posted by H201B View Post
The prop blade hinge pins consist of a metric threaded stud and 2 lock nuts. If you go to the hardware store you won't find what you are looking for but you might find something that will work. Your best (albeit expensive) bet is to order a new assembly from Tower.
luckily I purchased a spare set with the plane. Tower discontinued selling just the props so I ordered a complete prop & spinner assembly. Oh well. The hardware store can never seem to have the right size nuts/bolts. One old timer there told me they make these items in a bunch of countries some where quality is low so no after market parts will work. Usually it is a thread issue.

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