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 Post subject: Curtiss Reed prop wanted
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:07 am 
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Hi there.

Anyone have a lead on an airworthy or potentially airworthy Curtiss Reed fixed pitch prop at approx 94" diameter. It is to suit a "C" model Staggerwing with a Jake but as I understand it it is the same as used on some of the Waco's.

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These are very scarce and expensive in the US. I see these most commonly on Wacos so you might want to try some of those folks.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:23 pm 
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We'll keep on trying and see if we can hunt one down, and will definately try some Waco folk and see what surfaces.

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 Post subject: Model or Type?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Do you know what model Curtiss Reed? I think there might be a "square" hub Curtiss Reed left over From Halterman Aviation's inventory at Creve Coeur Airport here in St. Louis. I have not seen it for a few years but I can look for it this weekend. As I recall it was at least 94" but I do not know if it's the right model for the early Jake powered Staggerwing.

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I see Al Jr. corrected the spelling. Good job! It is Curtiss-Reed. I sell the manuals for them if needed. Expect to pay in the $8000-10,000 range for one. The longer it is the more expensive!

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