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One let loose at polutted today. Everyone is ok, but the blade flew 200 feet into the trees.

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Wood?
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Warp. Carbon fiber

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Glad no1 got hurt :cheers: :florida:
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Blue 200 boat

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& it happens when you turn them 3200+

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Ouch........ Glad everyone is alright..
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WOW, any speculation as to the reason for the failure?
My experience is that the WarpDrive is one of, if not THE strongest blade available.
The forces at play are unbelievable. A local pilot was doing a high power static run-up
when his aircraft crept forward, allowing the prop to contact his tug. A piece of 1" round tubing
from the tug frame was launched some 500 yards out onto the tie-down area. The piece of tubing
punctured the upper skin of one of my customers aircraft. We found the piece inside the wing.
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looked like it snapped off clean at the hub. Like I said nobody hurt but man that entire blade flew strait up and out and landed all the way back in the trees...gotta be 200 feet. the driver was thrown from the boat and landed in the water. He got up and walked away. I am sure someone who gets on here knows who it was and can fill in better details.

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Im pretty sure i know who it was & his name is Josh Guy but I havent heard anymore than what you have said JB

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Was just told they suspected one blade came apart then broke the rest off @ the hub but it's hard to say, I know he spins the shit out of it well above 3k

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So next time the warp drive guys say there indestructible. It's horse sheet! Everybody in the area was lucky today, it was raining carbon!
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Do y'all know if he was running a 4 blade set-up??
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First of all Im glad no one was hurt!!!When they got it back to the hill we looked at it looks to me like the part of the steering rods broke and made contact with the prop! Part of the steering was wrapped around the engine stand! And seeing it happen kinda comes together the way the boat jerked to the left as the prop explosion happened! Whoever it was I'm sure your sore this morning but I half to tell ya that little 4cyl lycoming was humming a lot of people thought it was a six cyl!! :old_glory: :rebel: :florida:

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I'm pretty sure it was a 5 blade Bwhite

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hogdogs2009 wrote:First of all Im glad no one was hurt!!!When they got it back to the hill we looked at it looks to me like the part of the steering rods broke and made contact with the prop! Part of the steering was wrapped around the engine stand! And seeing it happen kinda comes together the way the boat jerked to the left as the prop explosion happened! Whoever it was I'm sure your sore this morning but I half to tell ya that little 4cyl lycoming was humming a lot of people thought it was a six cyl!! :old_glory: :rebel: :florida:
Yeah it's one of them 235hp 4 cylinders that run like something serious........

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I don't know why it happened but I was right there and he was turning that thing out. When the blades went through the hull it slowed the boat down by easily 25mph in a secound throwing him out the front. We got the whole thing on video. Glad to see him walk away.

There were some quick boats out there but it didn't look like anyone had anything for that big Relntless 4seater with the Water Thunder. I'm no cheerleader but when a big boat like that comes out and toys with race boats, and I mean toys with, it was damn impressive.
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WHAT RACE BOATS WERE THERE THAT HE TOYED WITH?

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None. That boat hauls the mail though for a ride boat. Thomas and chuckie boat were fast

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that prop went just before he got to were i was . dude took a wild ride ,,,quarter mile airboat racin is kinda cool

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DAGGUM !!!!!!!!! Sounds like a wild ride.. Please post the video!!
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Dan Coffey wrote:I don't know why it happened but I was right there and he was turning that thing out. When the blades went through the hull it slowed the boat down by easily 25mph in a secound throwing him out the front. We got the whole thing on video. Glad to see him walk away.

There were some quick boats out there but it didn't look like anyone had anything for that big Relntless 4seater with the Water Thunder. I'm no cheerleader but when a big boat like that comes out and toys with race boats, and I mean toys with, it was damn impressive.
I was playing with them boats. but I was on the bottle! :stirpot:
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And that boat damn sure ain't no 4 seater. LoL...looked more like 2 singles.

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simple man was playing with the race boats with his deck over
glades boat big water thunder power

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