I really appreciate Daryl at Warp Drive. He has always been responsive and good for his word.

I had a two-year-old "HP" hub and 3 bladed prop on my O-235-C1 engine. It was part of the recent SB. I decided to order the replacement hub and sent in the blades as they were part of the required inspection.

I got the upgraded hub and blades back today and have two observations.

First the new hub still has some engraved writing on it which surprised me. WD had speculated the engravings might have been part of the original problem. The new engravings are not the same so presumably they modified or minimized them in some way. I was just expecting to see no engraving on the new hub.

Secondly, I had them add the nickel leading edge to the blades. I had already had two nicks that I had to do the JB Weld repair on. I should have ordered the nickel edge originally. The returned blades not only had the new leading edge - but they looked brand new. They had been completely refinished.

I'm really pleased with my whole experience with Warp Drive.

I've tried to add a pic of the new hub but for some reason it won't let me upload pics right now.

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here's the original thread on the SB. Somewhere there's the statement from WD saying the new hub is the same as the the engraved HP hub and the inspection stands. Verify it for yourself in case I remember it wrong.

ww.zenith.aero/forum/topics/warp-drive-prop-service-bulletin-for-hp-hubs?x=1&id=2606393%3ATopic%3A647417&page=1#comments

I decided to just run mine and watch it. Time will tell if that's the right decision

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