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What is prop load?

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Old 07-14-2011, 01:55 PM
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Default What is prop load?

Hi guys,

Iread about this term in many of the posts here but i cant figure out what this means?

Can someone help?

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Chris
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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Default RE: What is prop load?

I's an amount of power required to turn a prop of a given diameter and pitch at a selected rpm.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:22 PM
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SO what does it mean when i hear people say it takes a while for the prop to load/unload ?
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Well there's that too. When a engine is turning a prop "statically" (plane not moving), the engine/prop is loaded down, hence not up to rpm that it would have at top speed in flight.

There are exceptions to this, but this works for 95% of RC planes.
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