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Title: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Paul Taylor on November 14, 2017, 07:09:50 PM
Has anyone found a good replacement for the TT props?

I wish we could get another run made. I would stock up.
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Brent Williams on November 14, 2017, 07:23:04 PM
There were some listed on ebay.
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Paul Taylor on November 14, 2017, 07:46:07 PM
Not a fan of eBay. And he has them priced about right being discontinued.

Wish we could find the guy that got the last batch made. I searched but could not find the thread.

I have a few but I'm a packrat according to my wife. 😜
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Brent Williams on November 14, 2017, 07:53:57 PM
There is a rumor out there about a carbon version of this prop being developed by Mike Hazel at ZZprops.

Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: peabody on November 14, 2017, 08:54:41 PM
I spoke with Randy today.....he is out, but is working on more soon.

Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Paul Taylor on November 14, 2017, 09:14:23 PM
I spoke with Randy today.....he is out, but is working on more soon.

Thanks Rich
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Gary Mondry on November 14, 2017, 10:17:25 PM
Rick Bollinger was the guy who got TT to make the last batch.
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Akihiro Danjo on November 16, 2017, 07:24:09 AM
Why do you want such illegal copied props by TT and why don't you buy the original props by Yoshioka?
The only important thing is the price?

Aki
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Allan Perret on November 16, 2017, 07:29:01 AM
Why do you want such illegal copied props by TT and why don't you buy the original props by Yoshioka?
The only important thing is the price?

Aki
We wanted the TT's because they were cheap, worked good, and were available..
So what is the source for "Yoshioka" props ?
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Motorman on November 16, 2017, 07:57:56 AM
Have you guys tried the new Master Airscrew GF props? They are much improved and I'll bet the 11-5 would be a good replacement for the TT prop.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Master-Airscrew-11x5-G-F-G3-Nylon-Propeller-GF11X50N01/292315730703?epid=1800136365&hash=item440f60130f:g:vtAAAOSwUchZ-2t6


MM
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Steve Helmick on November 16, 2017, 05:33:44 PM
Why do you want such illegal copied props by TT and why don't you buy the original props by Yoshioka?
The only important thing is the price?

Aki

I recall looking up Yoshioka propellers online some years ago. We have no source for them over here, and IIRC, they're out of production at Yoshioka also. The Thunder Tiger Cyclone propellers were actually made in China. I would wonder if TT even knew they were a knock-off of a Yoshioka propeller.

If the Yoshioka 11 x 4.5 propeller is still available, who could we purchase them from? Any leads? The 10.? x 5.5 works well on OS .35S, and the 12.5 x 5 worked nicely on my ST G.51, for general information. Were they copied from Yoshioka props also?  H^^ Steve
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: RandySmith on November 16, 2017, 08:17:50 PM
Why do you want such illegal copied props by TT and why don't you buy the original props by Yoshioka?
The only important thing is the price?

Aki

Aki   where  is the  info  for the  original Yoshioka  props ?

Thanks
Randy  Smith
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Akihiro Danjo on November 16, 2017, 09:21:34 PM
Aki   where  is the  info  for the  original Yoshioka  props ?

Thanks
Randy  Smith

http://www.rc-yoshioka.com/rc-yoshioka.html
http://www.rc-yoshioka.com/yoshioka-model-factory_parts.html

https://www.facebook.com/yoshiokasince1963
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Paul Taylor on November 16, 2017, 09:33:09 PM
I don't see any props and not much English.

Links are useless 
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Akihiro Danjo on November 16, 2017, 09:49:11 PM
I recall looking up Yoshioka propellers online some years ago. We have no source for them over here, and IIRC, they're out of production at Yoshioka also. The Thunder Tiger Cyclone propellers were actually made in China. I would wonder if TT even knew they were a knock-off of a Yoshioka propeller.

If the Yoshioka 11 x 4.5 propeller is still available, who could we purchase them from? Any leads? The 10.? x 5.5 works well on OS .35S, and the 12.5 x 5 worked nicely on my ST G.51, for general information. Were they copied from Yoshioka props also?  H^^ Steve

I don't know whether Yoshioka still produce the Glass Nylon Props or not. I haven't contacted with them for some years and they had some stock of the props at that time.
You can see their lineup though it is Japanese.
Visit
http://www.rc-yoshioka.com/yoshioka-model-factory_parts.html
and click the first line of the right side of Drive System
then the lineup appears.
Aki
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Paul Taylor on November 16, 2017, 10:00:59 PM
Yep I see the props but you can't click on any of them. So looks like they are out of the prop business.
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Brent Williams on November 16, 2017, 10:04:15 PM
Looks like the Yoshioka 11x4.5 prop is listed as part number 207, and priced at 700 Yen (~$6.21).
http://www.rc-yoshioka.com/yoshioka-model-factory_parts.html

Who knows if they are currently available, though.

Seems we're at about the same point as early 2016 regarding prop availability:  https://stunthanger.com/smf/open-forum/thunder-tigre-cyclone-props/
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Randy Cuberly on November 17, 2017, 01:10:18 PM
I think the "Great wizards" of modeling are trying to tell us we're all supposed to be flying "Electric" now just like they told us we were all supposed to be flying R/C back in the 70's. 

Some of us just never seem to conform to their wishes...wonder why that is!  LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~ LL~

They're going to get out the Cattle Prods one of these days!  Yup, Yup, Yup.....

Randy Cuberly
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Fredvon4 on November 17, 2017, 02:11:05 PM
I got in for a pack of 6 from Rick Bollinger last year

I had asked him if there were more and he sort of suggested doing it again

I would guess the hassle of several months negotiation to get a run done, and the subsequent hassle of sending 6 here and 12 there, typing, packaging, PayPal costs, Postage, and the whole shebang was too much hassle and I do not blame him

Would hope Randy, or Eric, Or Tom Morris could get a fair sized stock of them

I am not so much looking for CHEAP props... just want a stash of ones that work

If one of the above did a 100% mark up to cover the hassle I would still grin
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Rick Bollinger on November 17, 2017, 06:43:40 PM
I have reached out to my contact at TT again about more props but as of now have no response. But I am afraid if they agree to make a run of these it will be a substantial amount and I don't want to get stuck with a bunch of these props I mean 100s. I will keep everyone posted on what I hear.
Rick
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: Steve Helmick on November 19, 2017, 01:11:37 PM
Meanwhile, this week brought an email from Mike Hazel, aka "ZZ Prop". My guess is that Mike has not been terribly into the TT 11x4.5 project because he's not using them on his current stunt model (a PSJ profile Corsair with a Saito 40).

However, Mike said: "have noted interested on Stunthanger regarding that TT prop again.  I should have these in production by January.  I actually have the mold cast, but need to do the finish work on it.  No time for that right now, but soon. Mike"

So, there is still hope for a CF replica of the TT 11x4.5, but I have no idea what the price will be. Meanwhile, remember that Eliminator makes some CF Rev-Up replicas that might do the trick.  D>K Steve
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger 11x4.5 prop replacement?
Post by: tom brightbill on January 12, 2018, 11:20:58 PM
Meanwhile, this week brought an email from Mike Hazel, aka "ZZ Prop". My guess is that Mike has not been terribly into the TT 11x4.5 project because he's not using them on his current stunt model (a PSJ profile Corsair with a Saito 40).

However, Mike said: "have noted interested on Stunthanger regarding that TT prop again.  I should have these in production by January.  I actually have the mold cast, but need to do the finish work on it.  No time for that right now, but soon. Mike"

So, there is still hope for a CF replica of the TT 11x4.5, but I have no idea what the price will be. Meanwhile, remember that Eliminator makes some CF Rev-Up replicas that might do the trick.  D>K Steve


1/12/18
Steve,
Mike just posted over in the classifieds of the other forum that he will be taking orders  next month.