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Arrowprop

Postby irish air » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:58 am

hi does anyone know much about Arrowprop. The reason i am asking is i am thinking of buying a 42in prop from them, and i have read a few reviews on them well lets just say would leave me wondering. So it would be great if some of you guys could maybe clear this up for me. Many Thanks.
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby JAMES » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:09 am

they are fine if u dont put them on nothing more then 100hp jmo
my vw had one it was ok my buddy runs one on his 220 but thats just (dumb and cheap ) well he did have it tiped after he bought it :wink:
i think if he tiped them with a leading edge they would be a good as the rest i no a long time ago he did not tip the props
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby irish air » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:18 am

Thanks for that. what about the workmanship was that ok

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby FULLBLOWN » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:34 pm

I live about 2 miles from them and they will tell you anything you need to know about props even suggest stuff they don't make or sell if it fits your needs better! Great quality and workmanship in their products guess that's why they make so much stuff for the FAA (not the club) to use in testing prop motors.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby JAMES » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:45 pm

irish air wrote:Thanks for that. what about the workmanship was that ok

yea its ok looked good as the rest
what motor do u have cuase i tell ya robin blankinship owns rnd prop he make low hp prop as well and their cheap well made just not for big hp motors
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby Olf Art » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:08 pm

I've bought three ultralight props from these folks, and the workmanship is so pretty that I'm gonna be hanging one of them in my office soon. They're top shelf.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby Duane Scarborough » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:06 pm

The people at ArrowProp are top notch folks, and do nice work.

Ask to speak to Don Miller.

He's easy to talk with, and will help you out.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby cntry141iq » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:03 pm

I been to their shop and you couldn't ask for nicer people and don is very very helpful with info. Like any company things can go wrong but the proof of the puddin is how they handle it ... and yo will not be disappointed with them. Just mind your manners ... he is gettin old and has heard it all before ... LOL
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby jerry miller » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:51 am

I build the airboats for Arrowprop.I've used props without steal tips on larger horsepower motors,they will last if you can keep large amounts of water and debris out of the prop.To improve prop hours you need to rub in a small amount of epoxy on any nicks or cracks on the finish of the prop. But I at least recommend using leading edge tape and wax your prop after every use (paste wax).Steal tips are the best way to go.Dad has been putting steal tips on prop since I was born,I am 52.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby Olf Art » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:21 am

Jerry, you folks used to build some sharp little boats using the 3-cyl. Geo engine. Have you backed away from that?
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:36 am

Im sure that it is safe to say that most people in this business are nice folks and will help you out but I am partial to Robin Blankinship at RND. That man will bend over backwards to help anyone out. I took him a nice load of high quality of european birch back in Dec so he should still have some. It makes nice props. The trick to making these props last is keeping them clean and out of the grass and bushes. Robin installs an aluminum leading edge tape on all of his props that I have bought. What size are you looking for? I have several brandnew ones I have gotten from Robin on trades for lumber.
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby jerry miller » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:34 pm

To Olf Art
We developed a redrive for the Geo and builded three prototypes,then I started testing them.They had great power to weight,those boats would plain out fast with three people in the boat and they would FLY.I thought we had a WINNER.But when I started hard time testing we started breaking crankshafts.Come to find out if you changed tire size on the cars the cranks would break too.I found that one out a little late.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby Olf Art » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:16 pm

Jerry, back maybe 25 years ago now I'd heard about that crankshaft problem with them. I was, at the time, building some drag racing motorcycles and that Geo looked like a sweet little setup, so I called around to see if any of the machine shops I did business with would be interested in turning a few crankshafts for me out of forged steel. The cost was just crazy even then so I never pursued it.

I never bought much from you folks (a couple of props and prop hubs) but was always treated very well when I did. Thanks.
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Re: Arrowprop

Postby jerry miller » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:45 pm

To PeaRiverOpossum
At one time Mr.Blankinship wrote some negative comments about Arrowprop in a magazine article.Dad just let it go since he bought a lot of his parts from us.Even after that he would call and ask what size and pitch prop works on what motor.Now he bends over backwards to tells his customers to call Arrowprop to get the information he needs.Thats ok,dad happy to help anyone.I think thats what this sport is all about ,everyone helping each other so we can go airboating.

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby BrettCNC » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:46 pm

I have been trying to contact Arrowprop to buy things for my first Mini Airboat. :banghead:
Haven't had a reply, so maybe someone else has a reduction drive for a Kohler CH1000 and a prop and hub that they are willing to sell to me?

Maybe the Arrowprop ignores Australians after that idiot flamed them on YouTube!?
Anyway, I am keen so if anyone can help I would apperciate it.

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Will post progress of our project as it develops - still buying equipment and parts at this stage...

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Re: Arrowprop

Postby Olf Art » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Brett, welcome aboard mate. There's always room here for a man from Oz.

What engine / prop size were you thinking of running on your mini ? You have several options for manufacturers, depending a great deal on your horsepower requirements.
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