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Old 07-08-2003, 05:15 PM
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I just received my 16-6 four bladed prop for my Saito 180. The prop will not fit on the shaft. It is too small. Has anyone drilled a bigger hole in the hub so it will fit the shaft? Is this something I should have Zinger do? If I need to drill, do I need a drill press? Thx! John
Old 07-08-2003, 05:23 PM
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John:

Go to your local hobby shop. They should have a step reamer to do what you need. They come in SAE and Metric sizes. I have never owned a Saito so I can't tell you which you need. Check your manual or the hobby shop staff. If you fly for any length of time, you will need these tools many times over.

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Old 07-08-2003, 06:02 PM
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Default Zinger Prop Reamed Too Small

Very seldome do I get a prop that fits. I always have to ream them. I use a Fox step reamer as stated, or numbered drill bits in a drill press. I have free handed them too, you just have to be really carefull.
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i have a reamer but it's for wood props. can i use it to ream out the hole in the metal hub?
Old 07-08-2003, 07:13 PM
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Your Zinger prop has a metal hub? Never seen one...

Anyway, use a drill press to be sure of an accurate, true hole.
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