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    WTF? What Type of Folding prop?

    I've been trying to source the parts for the prop for my zeph build and I'm ready to scream. I have a 5mm shaft on my motor and I want a 10-6 folder. FPVmanuals points me to a site that doesn't seem to sell the hub any longer and I can't find one that is in stock and not in Japan... and even then I'm not sure if the hub is correct. I find lots of places that sell hub/spinners but as far as I can tell I can't put a prop stop on those guys.

    I need a hub that goes on a 5mm shaft and supports blades with 8mm roots. Where to I get one of these *%^king things? And to be sure are these the #*#@ blades I want?

    http://www.icare-rc.com/catalog/grau...gnfiud0psij526


    OK I feel better.
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    esprit models has a nice selection of props/yokes.

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    Thanks you guys

    @roberto: The one that fits a 5mm shaft is not available
    http://www.espritmodel.com/folding-p...ree-twist.aspx

    @verid: Those seem to be spinners with attach points for the blades. To the best of my understanding you cant put prop stoppers on these (zeph is a pusher). That said, I *think* I could chuck that guy up on a mill and put a pin through the hub that would prevent rearward motion...

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    I just ordered from this place yesterday
    http://www.electricwingman.com/spinn...er-pieces.aspx

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    Hucker - spinner's cap usually can be removed and then you can place prop stopper underneath it. Sometimes a little sanding is required to enlarge openings in spinner's cap to fit it precisely. I did such thing using RAY Turbo spinner but I use 3,17mm shaft version. I couldn't find RAY Turbo 5mm version for you - sorry.

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    Try finding a 9x6 folder in the US... lol IMPOSSIBLE! That's why my MS is flying with a non-folding APC-E right now. I haven't caught it on landing, yet!
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    Keith

    I'd try a non folder and just by a bunch of them, I could by a lot for the cost of a folder + spares but I'm petrified of ripping out my motor mount.

    This shouldn't be this hard. I think I'm gonna try to machine my own...just for the heck of it.

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    Verid:

    One of my problems is that I don't have access to a folding prop so I don't *really* understand how the props with spinners work. If I could hold one in my hand and see it it would make more sense. None of the shops around here have any folders, just walls of APC.

    Thanks for checking...

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