Folding props do cost more than fixed types. However when flying sailplanes and gliders they greatly reduce drag. A spinning prop is much more drag than a stopped prop and a folded prop is even less drag than a stopped fixed prop. Additionally folding props are rarely broken. Just be sure the motor is off on landing. ;-)
Folding props are also often utilized on Hot-Liners (hot high speed sailplanes), Some pylon type racers and even seen on faux jets which are prop driven. Anything you want to go very fast in a drive can also benefit from a folding prop.
Most props can be cleverly assembled in pusher configuration where the prop folds back over the spinner. We do not stock reverse rotation blades so care must be taken when setting up lateral thrust lines with conventional rotation props in pusher configuration.
These heavy duty folding prop assemblies are for direct or geared drive applications. The spinner and the hub are aluminum. The propeller blades are molded black plastic and attach to aluminum yoke with screws. Choose desired spinner, shaft and prop size below. Note in this configuration, all props are black plastic and all spinner/hubs are aluminum metal. Refer to plastic spinner/folding prop photo to see assembled appearance.
MaxxFlying Folding Prop D8 x P4 with Adapter Set 3.2mm, Spinner
Maxx Flying #1103 Folding Prop Blade and Spinner Set for #540-550 size motors (3.2mm shaft diameter). Black, nylon/fiber spinner & gray, molded plastic propeller blades. Note: This is only size we carry of this product.
Folding blade set for your RRC folding prop size 9x5, 6mm yoke. Blades only, no spinner or hub.
SKU Number: RRCFP9x5x6Y
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