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Old 05-02-2002, 10:14 AM
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What is the largest diameter and the smallest pitch that a 46fx can handle? I have used a 12.25x3.75 APC with good results. I just want to experiment with some more sizes for 3d on a fun fly.

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Old 05-02-2002, 10:32 AM
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Default 3d prop for 46fx

Try apc 12x4 and 11,5x4. Some use 11x4 but it think it is too small -- makes more noise than plane pulling power.
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:56 AM
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The Zinger 12x4 wood prop is a great match for the .46 for hovering and general 3D maneuvering.
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Old 05-02-2002, 12:11 PM
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yes knife brother, i wanna try the zinger wood props too. I saw a jason shulman tape where he says that wood props are better for extreme 3d as there is no spooling effect due to the lighter wood props...the heavier composite props have a spooling delay which affect 3d...

did u say 12x4? where is zinger available online?

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Old 05-02-2002, 01:26 PM
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Another reason I prefer wood props on these type of aircraft is because most of the time I'm flying the aircraft close to me and catching them out of the hover. Wood does a lot less damage to the body than composites in a worst case scenario! I know from experience! Luckily I was hit in the knee, with some minor cuts. Funny how things get distorted by the modeling community. I used to work at the LHS, and people were coming in from other clubs in the area and asking if the surgeons were able to save my leg!?!?!?
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Old 05-02-2002, 03:35 PM
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Default 3d prop for 46fx

if your not flying into yourself (OUCH!) check out the APC 12.25X3.75. great combo! I do agree w/ the spooling argument but this prop is very light, its translucent at the tips.
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I like a APC 11x4
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Old 05-02-2002, 08:23 PM
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Some people don't know thier limits and try to do the "catch it from a hover stunt". This is giving the hobby a bad name. Even if you're the only person hurt you should still know and respect you're limits. "KNIFE BROTHER" that means you- please be careful and respect the limits of your abilities.
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:33 PM
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Default APC 12.250 X 3.750

Dont wast your time and money you are using the best for that sized motor...doing 3D Stuff....I Have been the 12 X 4, 12X6, 11 everything thats how I found the 12.250 X 3.750 Apc...Good luck
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