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Old 01-30-2021, 05:03 PM
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What do you think ? We have a couple of fliers that have 3D printed their own props with substantial sizing on a probably 50 cc size electric planes. My issue is safety! I donít think they have been tested. Are they legal? Who would know about this?

Thanks for the interest and discussion.
Old 01-31-2021, 06:39 AM
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I would contact somone within your MAAC organization. Doing a little research on your own may be helpful. Finding out what medium is being used to print the props would be your first step. Some printing mediums contain fibers including carbon fibers. They may actually be quite safe but I do share your concern.
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Electric props have different requirements than fuel/gas props because the torque requirements are so different. 3-D printed electric props would likely not be a problem if done with carbon fiber.
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