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Offline PeterM

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Securing prop tube
« on: 22 April 2020, 13:59:58 »
Hello,

I am starting to build a Deans Green Parrot. I am new to model boats so please can I ask for advice about the best way of securing the prop shaft?

I have 5 minute and 30 minute epoxy, car body filler (Isopon 38) and Milliput putty / filler. Are any of these suitable please, and if not what is recommended?

Thanks
Peter

Offline Tjorven

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Re: Securing prop tube
« Reply #1 on: 22 April 2020, 16:22:52 »
5 minute or 30 minute epoxy will do the job, but don't losen the temporary bits and pieces to hold them in place for at least a day. that 5 min epoxy isn't all settled and hardened after 5 minutes is what i found out the hard way.

Offline PeterM

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Re: Securing prop tube
« Reply #2 on: 23 April 2020, 14:48:08 »
Great. Thanks for the advice.

Offline colin

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Re: Securing prop tube
« Reply #3 on: 24 April 2020, 09:45:26 »
If you take a look at this thread…
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=1101.0
or this thread
http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/index.php?topic=144.0

the first few photos Show how i Secure my Proptubes..

your available glues and fillers are all suitable..!

Offline PeterM

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Re: Securing prop tube
« Reply #4 on: 27 April 2020, 09:53:06 »
Thanks Colin.