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Old 01-10-2012, 06:46 PM
Aden Rich Aden Rich is offline
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Default Prop Extension

Does anyone on here have a Saber Constant Speed Prop Extension on their airplane?
I am in the process of getting a new prop for my RV-6 project.
I am not going to pay the extra 1300 dollars to get the M2YR hub that I need for my Sam James cowling.
This leaves me with using a extension as my alternative.
I hear they have top quality items and I have read of several people using them.
I just would like to hear from someone that had the same problem I am experiencing.

Aden Rich
Aden Rich
Never met an airplane I didn't like!
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:57 PM
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LifeofReiley LifeofReiley is offline
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Saber>>> Hands down... the finest of craftmanship bar none!!!
Retired N622DR - Serial #V7A1467
VAF# 671
Repeat Offender / Race 007
Friend of the RV-1

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:16 PM
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Default Yup

I do aerobatics all the time, have posted +5G's and - 2.8G's (inverted spin) on the RV7a with a Hartzell BA prop on a 2.25" saber.

Hasn't fell off..yet...

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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Saber for me. 2 thumbs up
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:41 PM
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Roy Thoma Roy Thoma is offline
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I have a 3" Saber prop extension on my RV-7A with a WW 200RV prop. The extension is a work of art. No issues.


N174RT (RV-7A) first flight 5/31/11, 1780hrs as of August 2020:
Tip-up, Lycon IO-360 EXP, WW 74HRT, AFS 5600T, AF-Pilot, IFD440, SL-30, echoUAT, D100 for backup, CQ1 headsets, CMW E-Lift

Our other riveted aluminum monocoque RV is a 2012 25' Eddie Bauer Airstream

Past aluminum monocoque vehicles:
N601RT (CH601HDS) First flight 5/03, 1550hrs after flying 8 years: 912ULS, GNS430W, SL-30, D10A Sold
1995 Midnight Pearl NSX w/BBSC Sold

EAA Chapter 105 board member 2010->2015
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:35 AM
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IO-360, Hartzel constant speed, James Cowl, Saber extention. VERY HAPPY! Truly professional to work with.
Chris Mallory
A & P
Starting an RV-6
Prior RV-8
Richmond, TX
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Aden Rich Aden Rich is offline
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Default Saber prop extension

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
I will be ordering one shortly.
You guys just saved me 800 bucks!!!!
Aden Rich
Never met an airplane I didn't like!
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:34 AM
Rupester Rupester is offline
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Default One more time ...

Can't say enough good things about Sam and the folks at Saber. One of the high points in my build experience.
Terry Ruprecht
RV-9A Tip-up; IO-320 D2A
S. James cowl/plenum
(Dues paid thru Nov '18)
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:51 AM
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Default Canard Guys all use Saber

As a canard builder, the Saber extensions are ubiquitous. We have an 8" extension on our O-360, and the thing is beautifully made. I've been machining things off and on for the past 20 years in various capacities, and their work is incredible.
Kevin R. Walsh
Cozy Mk-IV
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