just bought my first Proppastie. The product fits nicely on
my prop and the easy to follow instructions allow for a simply
installation. It looks great on my prop and the easy pay pal
made payment a breeze. Thank you!
David E. Stow
Bradley & Stow Funeral Home
Medford, New Jersey
Great idea! Simple
How many PropPasties in a package and how many do I need?
There is one
in a package, and for a 2 blade propeller you need one. The
propeller should be vertical in winter and the blade opening on the
bottom is open to allow water to drain. The blade opening that is
up has the PropPastie attached. On a three blade propeller in
winter you would need 2 PropPasties if you are to have one blade on the
bottom in the vertical position to allow water to drain.
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Greetings, I saw the write-up in Thursday's
EAA e-Hotline, wondering if you can clear up this proviso for me: “Fixed
pitch propellers do not narrow at the hub. PropPastie will
in place on a fixed pitch propeller in summer because the material is
not stiff as it is in winter.”
Seems to me because fixed blades don’t turn within the hub and
therefore don’t spread to a perfectly round circle at the root, they
would indeed be narrower at the hub than comparable C-S prop blades, in
that dimension at least: by the same token not needing to round inward
fore-to-aft [along the chord dimension] they maintain a smoother
curvature into the hub, if that’s the lack of narrowing this is
referring to. Any plans to offer a modified/reconfigured pastie
w/elongated aperture to accommodate summertime fixed pitch needs (yeah
rain-solvent bird crap is a corrosive problem), or are there just too
many variations to cover?
CS prop turns to a smaller round shape close to the spinner and into
the hub. This is what I am referring to. The fixed pitch
has a near constant cord into the
only friction will hold
the PropPastie to the fixed pitch propeller whereas the geometry of the
smaller round hub diameter and friction hold it onto the CS speed
The fixed pitch installation, may move up the blade in very high
summer time winds, because in the hot sun the material gets soft and
pliable, in winter it will be stiff and will not
stretch and holds onto
the blade when pulled snug. There is a satisfaction
guarantee, and you still may have satisfactory utility. Be sure
refer to the Prop Position Page as
to summer time prop
position. I have several modifications in mind for this
problem, The current shape is
elongated and is a one size fits all. PropPastie was designed to fit a
C172 which was the widest blade I could find.
Sort of like the two cat
door problem. Only the larger cat door was needed. If this is not
clear please write.