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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Whirlwind Prop Failure???


Thread: [Acro] Re: Whirlwind Prop Failure???

Message: [Acro] Re: Whirlwind Prop Failure???

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From: "L W" <lawillson at>

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 13:11:47 UTC


I did not intend the question to be "loaded". I have been considering the 
purchase of a Whirlwind prop for awhile and if there are any problems, I 
want the details. My Hartzell has reached TBO so if I'm going to switch this 
is a good time.
I received a private reply with all the details. I also found the incident 
in question at the NTSB site.

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post.

Larry Willson

----Original Message Follows----
From: "joe durzo" <drdurzo at>
To: lawillson at, acro at
Subject: Re: [Acro] Whirlwind Prop Failure???
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 12:40:37 +0000

I hope you and the list will take this reply as constructive .
Whirlwind is a small company trying very hard to make a prop for aerobatics. 
While I don't know the owner/designer very well, I have met him. He has 
always been friendly and informative about his products.
I personally do not own of have ever owned a Whirlwind prop, but I have 
several friends that have and they are very excited about the new "Wide 
Blade Carbonfibre" prop.
The years invested in money and hard work can be put at risk by several 
uninformed stories put out over the internet. Just the nature of the subject 
line could burn in someones mind and have an effect on the success or 
failure of the business. Aerobatics does not have many suppliers of 
equipment. Competition has alot of rewards to all of us.
Even though Whirlwind is small their sucess with the wider blade has 
resulted in MT going back and maximizing their blade design resulting in a 
better prop for all of us.
Whirlwind is very easy to find and I am sure the owner would be willing to 
talk to you about your concerns. If you are still not satisified, I would 
suggest you would use the exploder to ask for " Information about 
performance and dependability of Whirlwind Props" I am sure you would get 
the same information without asking a loaded question.
Thanks for your time and I hope you take this in the manner it was intended.

>From: "L W" <lawillson at>
>To: acro at
>Subject: [Acro] Whirlwind Prop Failure???
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:28:43 -0400
>Hi All,
>I was recently told a Whirlwind prop failed in flight but no details. Does 
>anyone have any information about this?
>Thanks in advance, Larry Willson
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