Extreme Speed Prop Planes Discuss the need for speed with fast prop planes (Screamin Demon, Diamond Dust, Shrikes or any REAL sound breakin'''' plane)

New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

Reply

Old 12-04-2002, 07:51 PM
  #1  
PAINLESS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (19)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Posts: 432
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

Just bought the world models Dago Red and a Magnum 80 four stroke. I have no eperience with 4 strokes but would like to make this thing as fast as possible. I was thinking of a 12x10 apc, any other suggestions? Anyone else flying this combo?
PAINLESS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2002, 09:27 PM
  #2  
Cyclic Hardover
Senior Member
My Feedback: (3)
 
Cyclic Hardover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Mexico,
Posts: 7,296
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

Well I am not much help here but a couple guys here with 61fxs in theirs run 11/8 apc. Maybe try a 12/8 and see where it takes you in overall performance?
Cyclic Hardover is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2002, 11:11 PM
  #3  
ajcoholic
My Feedback: (10)
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Timmins, ON, CANADA
Posts: 4,236
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

On my Saito 80 I run either a 13-6 or a 12-8 for normal sport flying. For speed I'd try to turn it up a bit, maybe try an 11-10, or 11-11 or you can start with the 12-10, but the 12-10 may give lower rpms, less speed. Heck, I'd even try a high pitch 10" prop, like a 10-10 if you can find one.

Best to just buy 3 or 4 props (a small investment) and try em all!

AJC
ajcoholic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2002, 12:30 AM
  #4  
PAINLESS
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (19)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Posts: 432
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

I probably will end up buying a few sizes to try, unfortunately the 12x10 apc is called a pattern prop and every thing bigger is double the price of the sport props.
PAINLESS is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2002, 02:19 AM
  #5  
ajcoholic
My Feedback: (10)
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Timmins, ON, CANADA
Posts: 4,236
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default New plane and engine, need prop suggestion

Yeah, when you get up in pitch they are "competition props" and they cost more than double! Oh well, you have to try different props, and to go fast it takes some experimentation and that costs too.

Hopefully you will hit a good prop after trying 2 or 3.

Andrew
ajcoholic 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 Privacy Statement Terms of Service