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Old 01-10-2004, 10:21 AM
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Default Higley Heavy Hubs?

Any problems with using the heavy hubs? I was just wondering if the weight on the prop shaft would cause any problems.
Old 01-10-2004, 10:38 AM
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Default RE: Higley Heavy Hubs?

I've used them on a couple of models. No problems noted. [&:]
Old 01-10-2004, 12:56 PM
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I've heard that there may be an issue with the weight adding some down force on the engine front bearing but have no personal experiance.
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Default RE: Higley Heavy Hubs?

I've used them on a couple of different 4 stroke engines with no noticeable problems.
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Default RE: Higley Heavy Hubs?

I was very reluctant to add a Higley hub, but it seemed like the best choice. Now I am convinced it is no worse than adding a flywheel. My engine runs fine, and, if anything, is easier to idle down. (That last part may be my imagination confirming my hope about the flywheel effect.) At any rate, I would not hesitate to use another one on a different engine. Good luck, Dzl
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Default RE: Higley Heavy Hubs?

I've used them with no problems. I've heard reports that it's more likely the crankshaft will get bent in a crash with this weight on it, but that's easy - don't crash. They do give you a lower idle and honestly, if you have to add dead weight, the extremes of the aircraft are the best place to add it.
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Default RE: Higley Heavy Hubs?

Thanks for the replys. My concern was as you addressed, whether or not ot would have any effect on the reliability of the engine by adding the weight on the propeller shaft. It seems like a good way to add the least amount of wieght needed.

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