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Piet de Necker props

Unread post by wynand » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:29 pm

One beer drenched, mozzie infested evening up at Sua Pan, the Jabbanauts were discussing the merits of Oom Piet's Props. I happened to walk by the discussion group and someone, I think it was Gerrit, mistook my gin soaked stare as some form of interest in what they were discussing, and he said: "Haai Wynand, wil jy ook 'n Piet Prop hê?"
In my happy but uncogitative state I said "Ja, natuurlik!" or something to the effect.
Gerrit, I think it was, placed the orders there and then.

So, a month or so later I got a call from Bets (Mrs de Necker), asking where I wanted my prop delivered. I gave her the address, and two days later, the parcel arrived.
A very comprehensive installation and maintenance manual accompanied the fine looking wooden prop. The manual made compelling and entertaining reading and at the first opportunity I set off to the hangar and with torque wrench in hand, I followed Oom Piet's instructions. The tracking came out perfect. No measurable tracking error whatsoever.

Man! What a difference!
A full 2800 static rpm and a noticably improved climb. Cruise comes in at 105 kt IAS as high as FL085.

Recently, I damaged my P-prop and sent it back for repairs. I sanded,repainted and balanced my Jabi prop to about 100 microgram, installed it with tracking tolerance less than 1mm and I've been flying with it the past two weeks. A good prop. Static RPM down to 2720, good climb and good cruise. A noticable vibration and slightly poorer performance than before, but one gets used to it.

Today I flew with the P-Prop again: Man! What a pleasure!
No discernable vibration whatsoever and back to the great performance.

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Re: Piet de Necker props

Unread post by Steve » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:03 pm

I've got a P-prop on my new J430 and also very impressed with it's performance
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:06 pm

Lekka man Wynand. Ek het vir hom by die huis gaan kuier. Ons soort mens,ook lief vir die natuur. Hy mag maar met props. Hy is seker nou in Stilbaai,waar hy JHB probeer vergeet in Desember.Ek wil nie die Jabi prop knock nie (hy het sommer myne vir my oorgedoen na die houtkappery in Bots) maar ek het hom sonder verf gesien,net 4 lae pine teenoor 7-8 lae Hans merensky bloekom by oom Piet en hy doen so goeie job die gewig verskil was net 200 g swaarder.
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Unread post by stoltzsp » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:58 am

wat is die oom se no?
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Unread post by AJW » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:27 am

stoltzsp wrote:wat is die oom se no?
http://www.p-propeller.co.za/index.html
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Re: Piet de Necker props

Unread post by GerritvR » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:50 am

Hello Wynand en al die ander manne,
Op die P-prop orders vanaf Sua panne moet ek skuldig pleit, maar was ook nog geen oomblik spyt nie. :D :D Was ook toe al so paar Voeltjie-biere sterk en dus het vriend CHRIS BURGER, ja die eintlike skuldige edelagbare, nie veel moeite gehad om my ook in 'n P-Prop in te praat nie =D> =D> . ek wonder nou....werk hy vir kommisie by oom Piet :twisted: :lol: :lol:
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:31 pm

Oom Piet het n order van 5 props gehad na die Bots trip, miskien moet ons hom vroegtydig waarsku ons beplan al weer n trip??OOO ja en dan was daar die een wat hy in die nagtelike ure moes doen direk voor die trip, ek dink ons moet hom waarsku !!! ek sien dieselfde skuldiges is weer saam :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 8-[ 8-[
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Unread post by Piet propeller » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:15 pm

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Unread post by Piet propeller » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:24 pm

Geagte Here, Menere en Jabbernauts,

Ek en Bets se harte bons lekker van al die komplimente. Baie, baie dankie aan almal wat die P prop het. Glo dat ek en Bets ter eniger tyd sal help en as julle enigsins emige vrae, problem of ontevredenheid het - ons luister nie net nie maar sal wragtag agteroor buig om reg te maak wat verkeerd is. Ek hoop en glo elke een van julle sal hoog en veilig vlieg altyd in die fees seisoen. Gelukkig is daar nie taxis daar bo nie.

Nogmaals baie baie dankie ook vir die ondersteuning, sonder julle ouens sal ons ook nie klaar kom nie. n Spesiale dank aan Chris "007" Burger vir sy ondersteuning die afgelope 2 jaar in die ontwikkeling en toetsfases van die propellers. Marius, pasop maar vir die buffels - ek dink nou nog aan die letsels wat jy my gewys het en kry hoenervleis...

Beste groete aan julle almal,
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:30 pm

Oom piet jy skuld my nog n kuier, ek is die hele Desember hier??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Die Komende naweek mag dalk neuk met slaapplek :oops: :oops:
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:34 pm

Ja ek het ook n fout gemaak dis 11 lae bloekom -- geen kans vir n kromtrekkery nie en dan het ons nog nie oor die leading edge gepraat nie, beter as staal.
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Unread post by Piet propeller » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:36 pm

Baie dankie Marius ja en sal eers met julle reels tref. Ons werk tot 22 Des en sal dan n bietjie slap le.
ek sal bitter graag n buffel van naby wil sien - altemit darem met n goeie beskerming tussen in en n skoon onnerbroek of 4.....
Waar kry julle ouens die lag gesiggies ens?
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:41 pm

Gaan by full editor hulle hang daar regs rond, kom kuier in die winter dan eet ons potbrood en Kudu lewer en OBS vir koue. Onderbroeke onnodig selfs op 2 m. Baie koud in winter tot -11 c bring Bets en dogter saam.
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:47 pm

Lyk my mos of ons geagte aanklaer nogal meer talente het as wat mens so op die oppervlak kan waarneem dubble 0 darkness en al. FAKT se 'Day @ the airport' was n moerse sukses en is ook deur hom gereel 8) 8) =D> =D> :D :D
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Unread post by ZuluBen » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:03 pm

Dankie vir die inloer Oom Piet, ons waardeer dit! =D> =D>
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