In a message dated 12/1/2010 12:01:40 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> I seem to be having some problems with my small prop pitch rotor
When the temperature is below freezing. I'm assuming it's a two part
First, water must be getting in somehow.
Second, the water freezes when its cold.
> So, first, how do I manage to reduce water ingress?
Since the PP's weren't meant to be installed vertically, the water is
a problem. OT's who used them used RTV to seal up all of the top holes -
and there are several of them. Sorry I don't know all the details. One thing
you can do is to build a little shroud or doghouse that goes around the PP
and keeps the wx out.
> Second, how do I manage to heat the rotor? I don't have 120v at the
Well, you're going to need it. That's what you're going to have to do
- one of those pipe heating tapes will do a great job. That's the same
thing I had to do with mine. Annoying once but wonderful when it's cold out
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