Unfortunately due to a lack of suitable blade stock, I am currently not cutting any more prop blocks. When/if I am able to procure more blades, I will start up again.
In the meantime, FliteTork digital Torque meters are available now.
A couple of new products coming up:
- wire-based torque meter meant to measure torque at the end of a flight, or for setting up VP hubs. Will be available soon.
- Fiberglass molds of my existing blocks.
- Fiberglass molds with camber for forming sheet props, available in any pitch.
I am selling custom cut prop blocks, cut on my bandsaw out of Poplar or Balsa for a nominal upcharge.
I am also taking over production of the FliteTork digital torque meters. See the tab above for details.
Thanks to a new custom tooth setter, I can now cut Poplar blocks to about 18″P and have cut Balsa blocks in smaller sizes down to 12″P pretty easily. Lower pitch block size is limited to about 8″ in length.
Additionally I can offer blocks that rotate on the edge for a full forward flare. I only get one out of a block, so prices are higher.
F1D Template sets have arrived and are shipping. See the Misc stuff tab for information.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to place an order.
Poplar blocks are 1 x 3″ Poplar boards laminated to 2.25″ tall and 2.5″ wide. These are wide enough for typical F1D or Pennyplane prop outlines.
Blocks can be cut to 8″, 10″ or up to 12″ long typically.
Normally I cut to helical pitch distributions. I can cut to non-helical pitch distributions – Ivan Treger’s design uses a 26″ pitch prop that goes to 20.5″ pitch at the tip. I can easily cut Treger-style blocks with washed out prop tips.
Pricing including First Class postage to US for Helical pitch blocks in Poplar:
- 8″ @ $22
- 10″ @ $25
- 12″ @ $27
For non-helical, I typically charge $2 extra for the setup. You will need to contact me with your specifications in order to get it set up.
Treger blocks – $27 shipped.
Wider or thicker blocks can be custom cut within the limits of the fixture. I can also cut a 45 degree bevel off the back of the block to make access to the face easier for built-up props for a little extra.
I accept PayPal (at email@example.com) or checks: Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for postal address.
I do ship Internationally and charge only what the post office charges me.