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Old 09-29-2019, 04:44 PM
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Default Prop shipping crate

Anyone have a picture of a prop crate? I?ll be pulling my Whirlwind 200RV prop in fit inspection/overhaul this winter. I don?t have s box for it so was planning on building a wood one.
Looking for ideas
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:13 PM
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I don't have a picture, but mine was built with 1'' pine and was almost exactly the length/width/thickness of the prop with thin foam on the prop tips and center hub. If you took the box and shook it the prop wouldn't move at all. It was a very simple rectangular box with very thing foam for protection. Seemed to work just fine.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:15 PM
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I visited a repair shop several years ago and saw a prop that was shipped in a Sonotube,??. may be something to consider.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:54 PM
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Default Catto

Ships in cardboard with white foam pieces in contact with the prop AND cardboard corner angles on all sides taped on.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:03 PM
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Call Jeremy at WW and ask him to send you an empty box. You'd pay for it and shipping, but it would A-cost you less than constructing a wood box, B-be perfectly suited for the prop and C-cost you a lot less to ship to him since that wood box will weigh a lot!
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:11 PM
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Default Crate

Here is how someone sent a prop to me. It was a 3 blade, so it took some construction. Prop arrived good as new.
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:27 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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I'd be tempted to pad it and put it in one of the large cardboard tubes that are used as concrete forms. They can be sourced at your local home improvement store.
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