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    Nah CB90, stainless s nice, but too heavy. This Chinese ally one is like a feather. Enables faster acceleration, which is what you want with a light outboard powered kneeler. Never seen a stainless prop. Ally, brass, bronze or plastic, plus the ancient twisted tin plate one on my 58 year old Sea Urchin.

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    figtree7nts
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    All of this over props!
    I'm glad I use scaled brass props.
    For my Tugs! I don't need sharp edges for them!

    If you know there's a possible danger in sharping the prop.
    You do so at your own risk! Stay away from beryllium props....

    Cheers, Ed
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    Hi Martin,
    "how the hell would you know?"
    For a start you can look here.
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Brass
    Or quite bluntly ask the supplier / manufacturer.
    But as I say above, only seems to affect the extreme performance racing guys. Cheers, Doug 😎
    BTW; OP?
    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Brass
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    CB90
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    After all this chit chat I bet 'Westquay' will say by the way the propeller was made of stainless steel.

    Cheers Roy.
    Westquay
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    As the OP, I should perhaps say that my prop is a CNC milled aluminium prop. it is superbly made, sharp as a razor and I would imagine well balanced.

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    Apart from Octura, how the hell would you know? I use CZ 120 and CZ 121 grade brass for all my work. I once had a lump of cast bronze stick which I used for a crankcase. it was harder than steel and hated being soldered, but it was the right size. I've worked with brass for over 50 years and never had a problem. But then, I've used cadmium silver solder without a problem too!

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    Quote from rcgroups forum-
    "Yep, beryllium-copper in many racing props, like Octura's.

    No problem for "scale" brass/bronze props. "

    Seems only to be a problem for the extreme racing performance guys!
    Conclusion: Buy European!πŸ‘
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    dont know if this is a sales pitch to make them sound sexy as the element is used on things like the space shuttle and missile technology its also used in industrial spotwelder electrodes where it is alloyed with copper ,it is a carcinogenic and used to be called sweet metal due to the sweet taste if injected through taste ,personally I would just avoid it and purchase normal brass props .cheers Marky
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    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2454547-Metal...

    "Downside to metal props is the fact they need to be balanced and sharpened, which is a lot of work and not without health issues due to the beryllium used in some brass alloys. Berillium is highly toxic, read up on the stuff and take the appropriate measures."

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    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1267378-Dange...

    I know you cannot trust all you read on the internet, but better safe than sorry!
    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2454547-Metal-vs-Plastic-Props
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    https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1267378-Dangers-of-prop-work.
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    Hi CB,
    Where on earth did you get that from?
    Can you give me a URL link?
    Brass is basically a copper - zinc alloy anyway.
    Agreed beryllium is toxic but over 45 years in electronics I've only ever run across it in various RF hi-power transistors types. Never in a brass alloy.

    Academic for me as I buy my brass props from Raboesch in Holland.
    They are already balanced and polished anyway!😊
    'Chinese' manufacturers not subject to the much maligned EU regulations huh!? Cheers, Doug 😎
    BTW People: IF by remote chance your props do contain beryllium DO NOT WORK ON THEM AT ALL. Dispose of them pronto at your local hazardous substances recycling depot.
    Above all do not sand or grind them. it's the beryllium oxide dust that's dangerous, that's why safe disposal of busted florescent lamps and the old first generation 'Energy saving bulbs' is also mandatory. YHBW!
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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