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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Raboesch Prop Shaft
Raboesch Prop Shaft
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AndyG009
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Forum Posts: 59
14th Dec 2017 07:34  
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I have bought a Raboesch Prop Shaft, but it does not appear to be very free turning. The shaft is very free turning in the bottom bearing, reasonable through the 'ball race' at the top. It appears that the seal at the top is causin the problem.

Is this normal when new ?

Does it 'loosen' of with use ?

Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1527
14th Dec 2017 09:33  
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Hi Andy
It's the seal and needs to be a close fit. Take great care when removing the shaft as any dirt or grit that gets on the shaft will ruin the seal and the bearings.
I have never bought one of their props but for the price I would have expected comprehensive documentation on their correct use and what if any lubrication was recommended.
If you need the correct advice I strongly recommend you ask your supplier or Raboesch directly.
By all accounts they are well made but they are manufactured to close tolerances and need to be treated accordingly.


Live long and prosper

Dave
ChrisF
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 42
14th Dec 2017 13:51  
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Hi Andy - I've recently bought a couple of Raboesch maintenance free prop shafts and they seem to turn OK.

By the way I replied to your Huntress thread and have PM'd you.

Chris


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