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Old 08-05-2012, 11:14 AM
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I have acquired some wooden props that are lighter than the plastic ones. Is there any reason not to use them on electric motors?

Would there be any difference if replacing with identical specs? How about max rpm? (of the wooden prop itself) They are cheap turnigy lightweight props , but I think they are really for engines.
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they would get less stress with an E motor then the IC engine. only problem I had on one motor was tht prop adapter was to short to have a wood prop and a spinner.


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First off, props don't care what the power source is that turns them. The hitch is that most e-props are under cambered to take advantage of the torque of motors, so e-specific props will perform differently than IC props of the same numbers. Best way to check is by using your whatt meter to check amp draw and a tact to check rpm.
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Should work fine. Usually the wood are heavier, that is why electrics are usually plastic or carbon.
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Just got my first one balanced and mounted up. It sounds good and will try in a few days. Correction, these are intended for electric and the couple I've weighed have been lighter than a similar plastic prop. One had the hole way off center, one was ok. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idCategory=299
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