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    Default Sawbones prop?

    Anyone got any intel on the new prop recently fitted to Sawbones?

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    Default Re: Sawbones prop?

    Quote Originally Posted by cragdweller View Post
    Anyone got any intel on the new prop recently fitted to Sawbones?
    At this point I donít think itís anything different than the other prop. I think itís just so they have a spare if ever needed. I hope Iím wrong however! It seems to be more of a tease of something special, but basically what they had on it prior.

    Either way itís gonna take more than a prop to keep up with Miss A and Dreadnought
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    As tease maybe the 3 bladed prop that they had on "Rare Bear".
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    All I can see is that it's a Hamilton Standard rather than the typical Skyraider Aero Products. Everyone else runs the Aero Products prop, there must be a reason for this. I haven't found a single pic of a Sea Fury running a HS prop other than the recently released Sawbones pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAD2LTR View Post
    All I can see is that it's a Hamilton Standard rather than the typical Skyraider Aero Products. Everyone else runs the Aero Products prop, there must be a reason for this. I haven't found a single pic of a Sea Fury running a HS prop other than the recently released Sawbones pics.

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    Default Re: Sawbones prop?

    So did "Super Chief", Jim Mott's Sea Fury, the old "Miss Merced". I know it got dinged up one year on an aborted takeoff.

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    Default Re: Sawbones prop?

    Cheaper to run a Ham Std?

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    I may be mistaken, but didn't Sawbones end up with most/all of Riff Raff's go fast parts? If so, this could be a spare from Riff Raff.

    Still, it begs the question, why run an HS rather than the AP that everyone else runs? When you only have 3 Sea Furies who have run the HS prop throughout the years, you have to wonder why?

    Will

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