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Old 12-05-2017, 11:24 AM
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Repairable? Yes.

End user repairable? Possibly but only if it can be determined it is surface damage only.

Repair options include paint removal to insure the damage is limited to the edge. Fill the damaged area. Reshape edge. Paint / finish. Static balance.

I’ve done my own Aymar Demuth Prop but only because I had confirmed the damage was limited to just the edge ... and because my shop has the necessary equipment.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:38 AM
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Default Ed Sterba...

Ed Sterba has repaired other prop makers props in the past. Since Mike Demuth's passing, Ed is is one of the few "original" wood prop carvers still around.
He recently carved my third prop in 25 years for my Sonerai 2 that was once again, dead on performance wise.

His contact info is:

Ed Sterba
9660 SE 72nd Ave
Ocala FL 34472

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Old 12-06-2017, 10:51 AM
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Dave (the OP), when you get this repaired and flying come back to this thread and tell us the results.

That is, how bad was the damage, and how was it repaired? And, is the performance the same as before, and would you repair it again?
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:20 PM
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as a reference data point, MT says anything allowing the wood to be exposed grounds the airplane

the logic is that moisture will get into the wood, and centrifugal force will push it out to the blade tips and crack the blade as it goes

agree with posts above saying you can simply epoxy and sand to match, that agrees with MT's services directive
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:28 PM
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I forget the guy's name, but the owner of Performance Props used to post here. I also met him at Oshkosh several years ago. I'd look him up regarding advice/repairs.
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright View Post
I forget the guy's name, but the owner of Performance Props used to post here. I also met him at Oshkosh several years ago. I'd look him up regarding advice/repairs.
That would be Frank Johnson. He is crafting a new three blade prop for me.
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