Tightening three or four bolts on this Walter puller (waltergear.com) compresses the two plates together—one between the strut and the propeller and the other centered on the end of the propeller shaft. Two sizes cover up to 3-inch shafts. This works well on three- or four-bladed props. Once props have more than four blades, though, the leading edge of one blade typically overlaps the trailing edge of its neighbor, so there is not space for the bolts to pass between blades.
When you lay eyes on the Carver C52 Command Bridge you will see the kind of interior volume that helped this builder make its name. And then you’ll be wondering when you can take one for a test drive, as we were.
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