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Old 05-05-2005, 04:43 PM
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Hello all,
I'm haveing trouble with my Miss Bud 1/12 breaking blades off the prop, dose anyone else have this problem?
The lake I run her on is gin clear and void of any floating crap. The water is still very cold could that be makeing the prob blades brittle? I don't notice any serious vibration and the drive shaft is not bent. It only gets about 2 or3 runs in before a blade snaps off[] What could it be? I have a Octura Y535 copper prop on the way here now I know won't break and I've gone through about 6 plastic ones sence ice out about a month ago. can any of you throw me a bone as to why it happens and how to correct it? thanks to all that answer
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Hello all,
I'm haveing trouble with my Miss Bud 1/12 breaking blades off the prop, dose anyone else have this problem?
The lake I run her on is gin clear and void of any floating crap. The water is still very cold could that be makeing the prob blades brittle?
It's only early May, are you sure the ice has gone? You're probably hitting mini-icebergs!
I don't notice any serious vibration and the drive shaft is not bent. It only gets about 2 or3 runs in before a blade snaps off[] What could it be? I have a Octura Y535 copper prop on the way here now I know won't break and I've gone through about 6 plastic ones sence ice out about a month ago. can any of you throw me a bone as to why it happens and how to correct it? thanks to all that answer
Only thing I can think of is to move South, we rarely have ice on the lakes down here.
Old 05-05-2005, 04:58 PM
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Yuppers the ice is history.
Old 05-05-2005, 10:44 PM
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get a metal one and prob SOLVED!!!
Old 05-06-2005, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: Miss Bud breaking props

The prop is at an angle trying to lift the boat off the water. Plastic props can't handle the job. I've seen thinned Beryllium copper bend from being too thin on 'riggers.
Old 05-06-2005, 12:10 AM
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Move to Australia, we dont have snow or iced up lakes.

You can run your boat all year round.

And no Ron I am not rubbing it in.....
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I'll bet that when it's 40C outside you wish you had a frozen lake near by.
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Plastic props are made for toy boats and those that you set on a shelf for display. The Octura 'BERYLLIUM' prop you have on order will solve your problem.
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I'll bet that when it's 40C outside you wish you had a frozen lake near by.
Nah, just need some cold ones in the cooler.
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One more item of interest to you. The prop you have coming from Octura will require sharpening and balancing. Typically they arrive as cast and cannot be used till they are worked on. There are places where you can get this done or you can do it yourself if you have some jewelers fines, emory cloth and a balancer.
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Thanks guys for the help and ideas. Last night I took the drive shatf out to greased it and a 1 inch metal tube came out with it. I figured it is a collor for the shaft to run in ????????? so I put it back in after I was done greaseing the shaft . this morning I took her out for a run and after the first run I found the shaft was wobbleing a bit so I took it out and found that the metal collor had slid all the way up the shaft. I put a bit of epoxy on it and slid it in and let it dry good That took care of the wobble. Do ya think that might have been the problem all along?[:-] Whats suposed to keep it where it belongs in the first place? Do you guys think I fixed it right or should I have done some thing differnt?
Thanks again guys
A happy hydro!!
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:33 AM
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YIPPY !!! I got my new Octura Y535 yesterday . I'm gonna go give it a go and I'll let ya know how it gose in a latter post .
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Old 05-11-2005, 04:06 PM
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YIPPY !!! I got my new Octura Y535 yesterday . I'm gonna go give it a go and I'll let ya know how it gose in a latter post .

All I can say is '' Sweet '' The Octura I put on really makes the boat handle a lot better , tighter turns and a bit more top end speed
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I put on the same prop even before I sharpened and balanced it. My little Miss Bud went from "Damn thats pretty cool" to "Holy Crap, Look at her go". I purchased the GP prop balancer and some fine tooth files and have successfully sharpened and balanced the prop. She scoots.
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I put on the same prop even before I sharpened and balanced it. My little Miss Bud went from "Damn thats pretty cool" to "Holy Crap, Look at her go". I purchased the GP prop balancer and some fine tooth files and have successfully sharpened and balanced the prop. She scoots.

Yeah dude , It's hard to beleave just the right prop can make such a difference huh !! I took her out again today and it sure is nice to not have to screw on a new plastic prop on after every other run or so Did you have trouble with the plastic ones breaking also ?

Heres a nice start up screen for ya all
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:35 PM
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Hello everyone this is my first post and I realy need an online shop which sells international for octura Y535 . Thank You
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i can polish sharpen balance and even modify props i have a y535 prop that i have texas cut on my bud and it made a world of difference i have been in rc boats for years i have 3 balancers 1 pitch gauge and lots of props under my belt i would be glad to help out just give me a call 1(304)922-8104 kenny
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i have texas cut on my bud and it made a world of difference

Yo Jester,
how about posting a few pics of that Texas cut and a few notes on how it's done[:-]
Thanks
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ill try to get a pic of a texas cut on as soon as possible the one i was running was shipped to ohio monday ive got 2 y535 comming in mail hope to be here friday and it will take a couple days to cut a texas cut is where you cut off the area of the prop where there is little pitch that area acts like a govorner and slows down rpms if you need to know more give me a call my stock polish balance sharpen props sell for 25.00 plus shipping any mods add 5.00 will be glad to assist in any way thanks kenny 1(304)922-8104
Old 06-08-2005, 08:19 PM
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here are some pics of other props im workin the two together are octura x447 the lower one has been cut the other pic is a prather 220 im workin also
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