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Old 04-04-2019, 05:14 PM
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I bought one a while back, tried it once, it killed my shoulder and has sat on a shelf ever since.
In my case was the other side of the story. Sore shoulders doing it by hand until the rolling stick came to my box. No more Tylenols.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:10 PM
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Been a while since I visited this thread. What's the stick for again? Sharp blade edge or backfiring? I use a glove to dampen the sharp edge but don't leave my hand in the prop area once I finish the prop flip. Still don't see a reason for a stick.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:08 AM
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Need a reminder? This is only one of the many threads that you will find about props and cuts/broken hand/fingers.

Only one suggestion, do what you think is safe and enjoy the hobby, I know I am ( keeping all my fingers )

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/gas-...gine-here.html
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Old 04-08-2019, 02:56 PM
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Some of us are just better or luckier than others. Personally, I've been nicked - even with the glove it smarted. Now I just use a starter
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:11 PM
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Been a while since I visited this thread. What's the stick for again? Sharp blade edge or backfiring? I use a glove to dampen the sharp edge but don't leave my hand in the prop area once I finish the prop flip. Still don't see a reason for a stick.
The stick is just for the regular guys like me that does not want to put my right hand in the propeller. Cheaper than a starter and never have to re-charge it
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:30 PM
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Oh, I've had my hand caught in a 28 inch prop but the plane wasn't tight up against the restraint. It wasn't pretty but a chicken stick wouldn't have helped.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:50 PM
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Well, that falls into another category of modeler, those who keep doing that ( not double checking that the airplane is secured ) will be out of the hobby sooner than later.

Play it safe ( I know I am ) I whish you do the same.

Enjoy the hobby, flying season is here, be safe.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:46 AM
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If anyone has one for sale I’ll buy it! I’ll pay Extra for NEW in box.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:16 AM
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I am hoping someone has a similar product at Joe Nall. I sent the original product owner and email to ask if, and when, he expected to start making them again, but he never responded.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:18 PM
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Well, that falls into another category of modeler, those who keep doing that ( not double checking that the airplane is secured ) will be out of the hobby sooner than later.
This guy is standing to the side of the airplane with his whole body exposed to the prop. It's a good thing that prop didn't hit the ground or pieces from it could have caused a lot more damage. He's doing that because he knows the tail isn't secured. He knows it's going to tip over as he tries to start it, and he's having to hold it down at the landing gear.

He was obviously full of bad ideas and bad motivations that day. So, it's hard to speculate on what could have happened, but had he committed to always using a stick, two things would have been different. One, he couldn't have started it standing in the fool position he was in, and he likely would have been forced to be honest with himself that what he was about to do wasn't safe. Doesn't look like he was real inclined to even consider that! Two, had he been fool enough to continue anyway, standing in front of the plane and his hands six inches farther away, he would have been just that much more clear from the inevitable when it tipped over and the prop disintegrated into the ground. He damn sure wouldn't have had time to put his forearm in the prop!
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Old 04-09-2019, 02:12 PM
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Very well explained, I hope others can see it as clear as you have.

Thank you.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:23 PM
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I left mine at the field one day, never saw it again. I'm gonna use a big paint brush roll. My buddy uses one and it works good. Use the hand just freaks me out anymore.

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Old 04-10-2019, 08:39 AM
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Very well explained, I hope others can see it as clear as you have.

Thank you.

Well thanks for posting that video. It's so easy to become complacent. We all need a good reminder of just how dangerous that prop is. Stupid or not, it could happen to any of us if we're not careful.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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I have one i used about six times, unfortunately i am in Canada,but i would sell it to someone who wanted it. its been hanging in the shop for a year now.
I went back to my trusty paint roller after damaging two 27x10 wood props.
Not saying its the sticks fault, more my technique i guess.. I found the paint roller to work better for me and no fear of damaging wood or my expensive CF props.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:29 PM
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I have one i used about six times, unfortunately i am in Canada,but i would sell it to someone who wanted it. its been hanging in the shop for a year now.
I went back to my trusty paint roller after damaging two 27x10 wood props.
Not saying its the sticks fault, more my technique i guess.. I found the paint roller to work better for me and no fear of damaging wood or my expensive CF props.

I would say it was because of your technique. If you pull the stick forward off the prop thats how it damages the prop. You have to go all the way down the length of the prop and off the tip and if used that way it will not damage the prop.


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