"Typical" VW wooden prop weight?

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    Topaz

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone provide a ballpark weight for a "typical" 56-inch diameter wooden, fixed-pitch prop as is used in most VW conversions? Don't need it down to the ounce; just need a ballpark value.

    Ran the usual list of suppliers on the intertubes, but while everyone is happy to give diameters, prices, and their little version of "market differentiation", I didn't see any weights listed. Did I just miss 'em?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I'll weigh the Sensenich prop for the Waiex tomorrow. It's got a slightly non-standard hub but it'll be within an ounce or two of a typical VW prop.
     
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    I'd say around 5# or less, I know a 72" wood prop for an O-290 is 9#.

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    4.5 to 6.5 lb depending on Power and aspect ratio.
     
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    My Warneky weighs around 5#.
     
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    Propman on this forum will know for sure he makes em.
     
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    Outstanding. Thank you all. :)
     
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    Culver 60" x 26" VW prop weights 3 lbs. The Culver 68" x 48" wide blade for the C-85 weights 6 lbs.
     
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    The snazzy hub Sensenich weighs 4.4 pounds.
     
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    HPIM1508.jpg My 1/2 VW props weigh 3 lbs or less and the full VW props are 5 lbs or less. Weight will vary with hub size/bolt pattern.
     
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    I got several of the halves here. Heaviest one is 3#...look like toothpicks. they pull like a constant speed
     
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