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Forum: Propellers 01-20-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
I could go down a really deep path, but I...

I could go down a really deep path, but I won't.
Lawyers....
That is why I'm here. I work on airliners and military props mostly at work. I have a Cherokee 180 (Fine airplane). I'm pilot. I'm a 36...
Forum: Propellers 01-20-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Right from the Horses er Hartzell's...

Right from the Horses er Hartzell's mouth:
https://hartzellprop.com/top-tips-for-airplane-propeller-lubrication/
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
We were just forwarded this by the South Florida...

We were just forwarded this by the South Florida FSDO. Not good, will probably end up with yet another AD, against yet another bottom feeder shop, performing work on flight safety parts/propellers...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
The black quad seals have been in use for...

The black quad seals have been in use for decades, and come in the OH kit right from Hartzell. Our shop uses the OEM kits as the OEM kit has all of the required parts in the kit that are mandatory...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Corrosion, corrosion, corrosion... Blades, hubs...

Corrosion, corrosion, corrosion... Blades, hubs and bearings. Keep it clean, painted and lubricated. Put aside some money towards maintenance. Very reliable for the most part, if well taken care of....
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Not for a few days. We are assembling a couple of...

Not for a few days. We are assembling a couple of 4 bladed Hartzell Cessna Conquest 441 props soon (Waiting on parts). They are Garrett driven Turbine powered, reversing and feathering, obviously....
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
I was just trying to figure out how to get you...

I was just trying to figure out how to get you guys some grease from our shop. We have a 120 lb tub of both Aeroshell #5 and #6 dispensed with a pneumatic grease gun. We really have nothing to...
Forum: Propellers 01-10-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Aviation, specifically Propellers have been my...

Aviation, specifically Propellers have been my life and career for 36 years. I have hundreds of prop pics on my phone, not just Hartzell. I'll post more as I find time. My pleasure actually. I like...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Here is why it is a really bad idea to try and...

Here is why it is a really bad idea to try and "Purge" the old grease out of the blade retention bearing on a Hartzell "Compact" Prop.
Old hub on the left, newer style on the right. Notice on the...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Here is the crack During Magnetic Particle...

Here is the crack During Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI). As you can see it is a "true" indication as it wraps around from one side to the other.
This is of course under Black light and the...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2022, 10:24 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Here is the most common reason for these Hartzell...

Here is the most common reason for these Hartzell compact props to leak out the blade shanks. The rubber in the seals get hard from age. That is one of the many reasons these propellers have a...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
There is some Aeroshell 5 available on evilbay....

There is some Aeroshell 5 available on evilbay. You will need to feed it into your grease gun. The only amount this person has available is a 6.6 lb can, no tubes. I had posted a link earlier but it...
Forum: Propellers 01-05-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Its cracked at the "break" or split. The area is...

Its cracked at the "break" or split. The area is circled with a black sharpie.
I'll re-magnetize it and get a picture of it in the black light in the NDT area. This is why we perform overhauls on...
Forum: Propellers 01-04-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
No idea of how this particular AC was maintained....

No idea of how this particular AC was maintained. Cracked blade retention bearing (A-2022, about $450 each btw).
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
They were force to change the formulation of many...

They were force to change the formulation of many products due to European REACH regulations in 2018. That is why they are not selling many Aeroshell products in...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
I really do not care, other than you are giving...

I really do not care, other than you are giving out miss information about greasing, or telling people they should not grease Hartzell propellers. Pitch the three binder and look on the web. Hartzell...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Do you have your pirated tech data in an...

Do you have your pirated tech data in an electronic format? Try "Ctrl" "F" and tell me any where it tells you to "flush" out grease of a blade retention bearing in a Hartzell compact propeller. There...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Centrifical force. A propeller is in essence a...

Centrifical force. A propeller is in essence a centrafuge. For the same reason a propeller gets sludge in it from the fuel, that ends up in the oil. That same oil is used to change pitch, in the...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
All grease will separate under the force of a...

All grease will separate under the force of a normal lever and Pistol type grease gun. Its the spring. Try and Pull the handle on the grease gun back so the spring is not continually pushing on the...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
You pump grease into one side and the grease...

You pump grease into one side and the grease should come out the other side of the hub, or until you have inserted 1 oz of grease. Count the pumps into a shot glass if you are unsure what 1 oz looks...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
It is out of production right now. The plant...

It is out of production right now. The plant literally blew up. They almost had a Force...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,291
Posted By propjoe
Sir, With all due respect, this is very bad...

Sir,
With all due respect, this is very bad advice. Mowers? I have a few of questions:
How did you come to this conclusion that lubrication of a Harztell is not a good Idea?
Do you realize that is...
Forum: Propellers 12-31-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By propjoe
Hi Felipe, I own one and the unit works well,...

Hi Felipe,
I own one and the unit works well, very well actually. I bought a "Classic" model at EAA/OSH several years ago after speaking with Steve Sennett at their Dynavibe booth. Get the "bracket...
Forum: Safety 12-31-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By propjoe
Interesting... I was just over at faa.gov and...

Interesting...
I was just over at faa.gov and could not find anything about this shop. Do you have anything official from the FAA on this shop performing improper overhauls?
Thanks
Forum: The RV Grin 12-27-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,989
Posted By propjoe
That is a true smile of happiness... Great pic

That is a true smile of happiness...
Great pic
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
1st of all. No problem, I'm here to help. Please...

1st of all. No problem, I'm here to help. Please feel free to ping me on any prop questions. If I don't know, I'll be the 1st to tell you I don't know everything, but I know who to ask. I've been...
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
Here is a Hartzell Video: Lubrication starts...

Here is a Hartzell Video:
Lubrication starts about 19:00:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHSWwJzWgRU
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
The excess comes out the other side of the hub....

The excess comes out the other side of the hub. Grease goes in one side and eventually out the other side. That it is why you remove the other side's zerk/plug and make sure the hole is clear with a...
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
If I think of it at work next week, I'll pump 1...

If I think of it at work next week, I'll pump 1 oz of volume (Shot glass) and 1 oz by weight and see what the difference is. Stand by...

I think either would get you in the ball park. They used to...
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
I don't get over here much but I like to show...

I don't get over here much but I like to show people things of interest. I posted this on another forumn...
This is a McCauley C203 propeller that a friend owns. Cessna 182 application. He wanted it...
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,531
Posted By propjoe
Below is a pic I took at the prop shop I work at...

Below is a pic I took at the prop shop I work at (35years). The reason this was sent in was because the prop was sluggish in operation. The reason for being sluggish is that the fork that connects...
Forum: Tools 07-10-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By propjoe
I've twisted a mile or two of .032" wire in my 35...

I've twisted a mile or two of .032" wire in my 35 years working at the prop shop. I've always just used Snap-On duck bill pliers and pair of good dikes. Reversing action is done manually. Now if your...
Forum: Propellers 03-31-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,668
Posted By propjoe
I work there, Aircraft Propeller Service. I wish...

I work there, Aircraft Propeller Service. I wish I would have seen this sooner. Our driver lives in Racine, so pick would be no problem. We usually go throughout the tri-state area for FOC pickups,...
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By propjoe
Clear direction given in Hartzell owners manual...

Clear direction given in Hartzell owners manual 115N. Look on page 6-33:
https://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/115N-0000-R23-WA.pdf
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By propjoe
Use a Hartzell PN 106545 plug once you get the...

Use a Hartzell PN 106545 plug once you get the MFer out. Off the top of my head the hole is 1/4 x 28 with a 1/8 pipe thread zerk installed. Makes sense...
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,880
Posted By propjoe
Very Cool!!! Congrats!

Very Cool!!!
Congrats!
Forum: Propellers 10-16-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,089
Posted By propjoe
These are on old spline shaft engines. E-225 -(...

These are on old spline shaft engines. E-225 -( ). The pilot selects the position of the blade angles by sending oil to and from the propeller via the bladder and transfer collar. Baldder should be...
Forum: Propellers 10-16-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,777
Posted By propjoe
Yup, The older Mooney and Arrow propellers have...

Yup, The older Mooney and Arrow propellers have the slotted front support. I work in a prop shop and we always tag that front support when we send them back.
"Align, Tighten and Safety bolts".
Forum: Propellers 10-15-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,391
Posted By propjoe
Is this Hoffman propeller counter weighted?

Is this Hoffman propeller counter weighted?
Forum: Propellers 05-25-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,255
Posted By propjoe
Looks to be a nice design. I think I know who did...

Looks to be a nice design. I think I know who did the engineering work (ex Hamilton). Wish they had more/better pictures on their site. If you like, feel free to PM or email me your picture(s) and...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By propjoe
Nope... If looks count for anything, I'm decades...

Nope...
If looks count for anything, I'm decades late to the party. My Cherokee is nice but I'm guessing I'll be smitten with an RV.
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By propjoe
Thanks, I've been working on props for the last...

Thanks, I've been working on props for the last 33 years. Mostly airliner and military, but I cut my teeth on Shorts 360, Metro, 1900, KA's lots of GA along the way...
Cherokee 180F driver, Propeller...
Forum: Propellers 04-20-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By propjoe
That should be a simple fix for a prop shop with...

That should be a simple fix for a prop shop with test rig and the parts. I suggest going local in California as that is where you are. If you strike out there send me a message and you can send it to...
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