Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Tips & Techniques
Reload this Page >

Propeller storage and carrier?

Notices
Tips & Techniques Want to share a tip or special technique you have either in the workshop or at the flying field or race track? Post it right here!

Propeller storage and carrier?

Old 10-01-2009, 10:12 AM
  #1  
Pitts532M
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
Pitts532M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: N. Richland Hills, TX
Posts: 52
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Propeller storage and carrier?

Propeller storage and carrier, has anyone devised a good method to carry and store a variety of prop sizes when going to the field.On any given flying day I might have props that range from 16”, 12”, 11”, and down to combat props which I think are 7 or 8 inches.Really trying to stop from changing them in and out of the flight box, and have them protected so they don’t get damaged nor damage something while traveling.
Thanks.
Old 10-01-2009, 11:08 AM
  #2  
cstevenpeterson
My Feedback: (21)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Posts: 491
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

Shipping tube with end caps - you can cut them to whatever length works...

Steve
Old 10-01-2009, 12:44 PM
  #3  
DavidAgar
My Feedback: (107)
 
DavidAgar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Posts: 5,051
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

I got me a cheap plastic tool box from the Home Depot. Cost 5 bucks and I can get all my props in it. Good Luck, Dave
Old 10-01-2009, 01:41 PM
  #4  
carrellh
Senior Member
 
carrellh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Garland, TX
Posts: 6,544
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

ORIGINAL: DavidAgar
I got me a cheap plastic tool box from the Home Depot. Cost 5 bucks and I can get all my props in it. Good Luck, Dave
Same here. We have a cheap plastic "prop box."
Old 10-01-2009, 02:17 PM
  #5  
MajorTomski
 
MajorTomski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 2,536
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

To use a phrase from Jeff Dunham:

On a stik!

Long threaded rod with nuts on each end
Old 10-01-2009, 02:18 PM
  #6  
Charlie P.
 
Charlie P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Port Crane, NY
Posts: 5,088
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

I have two 4" S/S 1/4 x 20 threaded bolts with dual washers and a wingnut on the end. On one I keep my spare .40 & .46 size props and on the other my .60 size props. Each holds six props. I keep these in my car (it's a wagon and the back has a fabric that holds the stiff side of Velcro strips - much handy).

My 16 to 20" I carry individually and pray I don't need. I only keep one spare on hand for those.

In the workshop I drive finishing nails into the studs and arrange them by width.
Old 10-01-2009, 07:03 PM
  #7  
MILDBILL-RCU
My Feedback: (6)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: ROCKWELL, NC
Posts: 397
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

I use long ped board hooks with smaller ones at bottom on my work bench at home. I use 1/4 " threaded rod bolted through the side of my flight box & I carry 8" through 15". Bill
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Ge96448.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	30.8 KB
ID:	1286360   Click image for larger version

Name:	Ig12260.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	9.3 KB
ID:	1286361   Click image for larger version

Name:	Pk31970.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	30.5 KB
ID:	1286362  
Old 10-02-2009, 09:50 AM
  #8  
jib
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 505
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

I keep them in a 2 gallon ziplock freezer bag, but the bottom is taped over, 'cause the props keep poking through. I like some of the ideas presented here!

Jack
Old 10-02-2009, 03:34 PM
  #9  
jimmyjames213
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
jimmyjames213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: L
Posts: 1,655
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

i just throw them in the bottom of my tool box, its one of those stanly rolling ones, my tx is all that goes on top of them.
Old 10-22-2009, 07:54 PM
  #10  
catracer343
Senior Member
 
catracer343's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hillsborough, NH
Posts: 189
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Propeller storage and carrier?

I keep mine bolted to the side of my flight box, kind of like what mild Bill posted. I drilled (2) 1/4" holes in the front of my box, just above the drawer and I hold them on with 2 spare 1/4"-20 nylon wing bolts and "wing nuts". When I'm headed to or from the field, I just turn the props a bit so they block the drawer and snug up the wing nuts. That keeps my drawer from shaking open while the flight box is in the bed of my truck.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.