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Old 12-30-2016, 04:53 PM
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What is the reason behind electric props and glo props.
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I know there are people running glow props on their electrics - depending on power and application. The lower power/slower electrics generally run better on the electric props. Others, running more voltage possibly, seem to do better on a glow prop.

Bottom line I think anything running 3 cell or more might benefit from a little experimenting. I don't think any hard rule regarding which will work best is going to hold up well.
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Thanks. So much.
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Lighter weight for the electrics. The lighter built props can't handle the power pulses of the glow, gas engines.
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Lighter weight for the electrics. The lighter built props can't handle the power pulses of the glow, gas engines.

And when you start putting as much or more rpm into a prop vs its nitro brother, the electric / thinner props will flex losing there performance, or even brake.
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Thank you guys
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