Aerodynamics Discuss the physics of flight revolving around the aerodynamics and design of aircraft.

Propellers

Reply

Old 12-30-2016, 04:53 PM
  #1  
rcrmel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: beaumont, CA
Posts: 102
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Propellers

What is the reason behind electric props and glo props.
rcrmel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2016, 06:02 PM
  #2  
ahicks
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Waterford, Mi/Citrus Springs, Fl
Posts: 3,599
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

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.
ahicks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2016, 01:19 PM
  #3  
rcrmel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: beaumont, CA
Posts: 102
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks. So much.
rcrmel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2017, 07:04 AM
  #4  
Flypaper 2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Kingston, ON, CANADA
Posts: 4,925
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Lighter weight for the electrics. The lighter built props can't handle the power pulses of the glow, gas engines.
Flypaper 2 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 08:33 AM
  #5  
mikes68charger
My Feedback: (33)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: , OH
Posts: 1,729
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Originally Posted by Flypaper 2 View Post
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.
mikes68charger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2017, 01:45 PM
  #6  
rcrmel
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: beaumont, CA
Posts: 102
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thank you guys
rcrmel is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy