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Old 09-23-2016, 07:47 AM
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Where may I obtain an instrument to set my prop pitch in tenths of a degree? Can someone help me?
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:07 AM
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I have a digital level (from Sears) which shows any angle in tenth of a degree increments. Would something like that work?
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:16 AM
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I Believe it just might work I will look at a picture of it on Sears website thank you very much have a great weekend
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:22 AM
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Get a digital level (I use a Sears version) and build a bracket (mine is made of scrap aluminum) that can be temporarily attached to the prop blade to hold the digital level. Be sure to position the bracket/level on each blade in the same relative location to facilitate the blade pitch comparison. There is much discussion regarding this matter in the VAF/RV-12 blog.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:27 AM
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I Believe it just might work I will look at a picture of it on Sears website thank you very much have a great weekend
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:57 PM
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Load "Clinometer" app on your iPhone ~ $2. Accurate to 0.1 degree.

See... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...inometer&hl=en
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:31 PM
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I use my iphone and the free Stanely level app:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stan...565961826?mt=8

I just make sure I position the phone on the same part of the blade for each measurement and each blade is moved to the same position for each measurement. Of coarse, this is a relative measurement to make sure each blade is the same pitch, not the absolute pitch of the prop.

....and I'm off to the airport to re-mount and adjust my prop right now.
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