Figured I'd start another thread. Who's in??
Just re-painted my prop and hung it. Tried to start it and it was a no go, which I knew before I even tried to start the dumb thing. At least I had a new starter, battery and the plane was warm. All the defective new parts are hanging on my plane so no one has to worry about buying bad parts this week. Geez.
Anyhow, in the ensuing (sp?) prop swinging bonzai approach with 4 people standing around we noticed something somewhat startling. (get it?) My buddy Steve walked to the front of the prop after we got the thing running and man, the only way any color showed up on the prop is when a light was shining on it. It was quiet enough that if you had a hat on and if it was blowing, you may not hear it. The little white tips can't be seen, yellow ones either. I think the only way you could tell something was turning is if it had one of those little curlie cue things painted on the spinner. We were careful to walk way around the prop but if anyone else just showed up, I could see a issue. Of course you would have to be deaf but something to think about. I think I am going to paint one of those curly cue things on that spinner. I am going half deaf and fly in alot of wind. I have seen a pooch try and nip at the spinning blade tip (stupid dog owner, no leash etc.). I have had some good kickbacks, hand brushes and and so on.
Kind of a ramble here but thoughts??