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    Default Ron Hill RC Propellers

    Kind of see a future in this RC business...You don't get no stinking hernia starting the motors...you can carry the boat in the back seat of your truck....don't need a big place to keep your boats....

    Here are some of the props I've been working on for RC boats....
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    Default What rc boats are these props for??

    Ron are you working Prather or Octura props,or are you casting your own. I'm running mostly 3 blades, but would be interested in what props your doing that would be in the sizes I'm running. I buy props from Prather ,Octura ,and Prop Shop. Prop Shop has some of the best props to massage for what I need so far to date. Bob Austin a old apba boat racer is the MAN for doing RC props at his time, there is a market for you doing rc props. Last time I talked to Bob he had orders that would keep him busy for weeks. . you can check out, www.jrcbd.com you'll see that rc props are a big busines. Thanks Todd Anderson

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    Hi Ron.

    R/C props are a big business. I started a small prop service (balance/polishing/cupping/ect.) years ago to pay for my nitro and it quickly grew into a 400+ props a year venture. With no time for family I decided to close shop. Right now there are only 3 or 4 guys who do props. It's nice to see someone else getting into the business. Be careful ... you might be surprised just how busy it can become.

    My father ran C/D Konig Hydros in the 60s and 70's. We both got into r/c boating very heavily. A few years ago we both exited the hobby. Last week I was given a ride in a DCH and I'm getting the itch to get back into racing. Not sure if it will be the real thing or R/C.

    thanks ........ Randy Rapedius

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    Randy, is your Fathers name Raymond??

    The plot thickens.............

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    Default Spam: Four Blade RC Propeller

    This is a 2.9 X 4.0 pitch four blade...Selling it on E-Bay...Grover thinks this may be the futrue for RC boats...and you know Grover knows, "Close and far"....

    Truth is: This four blade is made the same way me and Vic Brinkman make four blades...we weld up, two, two blades.
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    My father's name is Hans and my Uncle's is Oskar. Two German guys. They were both heavily into the sport. Most guys remember my dad's laydown boat as it was a new thing at the time.

    Ron ... I was working on a 4 blade r/c prop just before I packed it in. Let me know how it works.

    thanks .......... Randy

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    Default Four Blades, Generation II

    Making more and better ones all the time... 3.0 diameter and 4 pitch.
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    WOW!!! That looks nice. Almost makes me want to get back into the prop business. Watch out Ron ... r/c boaters are obsessed. You night have a full time job on your hands.
    Keep me in the prop loop. Thanks ...... Randy

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    Default Wow!!

    That 4 blade looks NICE! bring a few to bakersfield so Rob and I can test 'em

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    Default R/C Experience..........

    Ron.........After reading this thread I had to post this one here.

    Some time ago, I had come home after being a road musician and not having a whole lot of seat time, Hap Mulvany called me and wanted some help testing some of his equipment about 1/2 hour south of me. Knowing how Hap would build a screamer, I was up for it. I hadn't seen Hap for some time and was really curious as to what he had put together. When I arrived, I didn't see any trailer, nobody was around to help get a boat in the water, and Hap was grinning from ear to ear. He told me I had to see this boat he just got back from Indianapolis after winning the Nat's and that I would be impressed.
    He pulled out an outrigger R/C hydro that was not what I expected. He fired it up, tossed it out in his private test lake, and after a few seconds, handed me the radio and said have fun............OH CRAP! I CAN'T TURN RIGHT! OH CRAP! I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! OH S***! I JUST AUGERED YOUR NAT'S WINNER INTO A CLAY BANK!
    His response was "Did that hurt?" I said 'No'. He said 'That is the reason I like this division of boat racing. I can crash and not have to go see a Doctor. Now do you understand?" I still suck at R/C boats but Hap's son Pat is still neck deep in it and I do the spotter thing for him whenever I can help. Great sport, no broken bones, and really good people in the pits. I learned a good lesson from Hap, like I did every time we were together. He was a good one..............
    Charley Bradley


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