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Old 09-01-2017, 06:22 AM
Drifteral Drifteral is offline
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Default WTB wood prop.

Looking for a wood prop for my RV6A build. Have a Lycoming O-320-A1A 150 HP.
Prefer something in a cruise prop but open to everything.

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Old 09-02-2017, 12:00 AM
kc0081 kc0081 is offline
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Hi, you could check with Ed Sterba, he makes nice wood props to your needs. I bought one for my o200, haven't flown it yet, but it looks very nice.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:50 AM
Robin8er Robin8er is offline
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I can also vouch for Ed Sterba. I also havent flown with mine yet, but its a beautiful propeller and very well made. I couldnt have asked for anything more and you cant beat the price. It took about 10 weeks from the time I ordered it to the time it was at my door. Email him what plane/engine you have and he will recommend a diameter and pitch.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:35 PM
Steve Welch Steve Welch is offline
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Location: Dayton, NV
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Default Wood Prop

I have a wood propeller with slight damage. I think it can be repaired but I have not checked with Sensenich. It is a cruz prop. It has a hole about the size of a 22 cal. near the tip of the prop including some additional missing surface wood maybe a few inches long extending from the hole but not through the prop. The tip of the prop is ok and there are no cracks. It would have to go back to the manufacture for repair and would probably cost a couple of hundred. I would take $500 for it plus shipping, as is. It was manufactured by Sensenich Propellers and is about 5 or 6 years old. It has been off the aircraft for 4 years. It was installed on a RV-4 with a O320-E2D engine. I am located in Carson City, NV.
If interested call me at 775-782-5033
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:58 PM
irapilot irapilot is offline
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Location: visalia, ca
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Hello Steve, I have a 68x72 wood sensenich prop for sale including spinner backplate and bulkhead.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:53 PM
wingspan99 wingspan99 is offline
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Default Warnke 72-70 wood prop no wear

It was on an O-320, and I have the older 4" RV spacer that it was on.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:24 AM
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smokyray smokyray is offline
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Default Ed Sterba Kudos...

Originally Posted by Drifteral View Post
Looking for a wood prop for my RV6A build. Have a Lycoming O-320-A1A 150 HP.
Prefer something in a cruise prop but open to everything.

You can't beat the value of Ed Sterba. Twenty years ago this month I test flew my very basic and light RV4. During the build to keep costs down I contacted grassroots parts providers operating from their garages or small shops. Ed Sterba was the first prop maker I contacted and what a great call. (Larry Vetterman as well)
Ed carved me a prop for my 0-320 RV4 that was spot on perfect for my HP/Air-frame at a very affordable price. Contact Saber Mfg for your spacer and bolts. Have Ed drill it to 7/16" as opposed to 3/8" as it stays torqued better. Make sure your flange inserts are 7/16" as well.

Here's a link to Ed's props on the Great Plains VW engine site. I recently purchased a 52-42 for my VW powered Sonerai that again, is dead on perfect.

PS: Ed's email is:

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