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426 Props - Gino's Style (What?)

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Old 10-22-2011, 11:15 AM
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Default 426 Props - Gino's Style (What?)

At the recent KRC 426 race some of the modelers were using a different style of propeller.

The propeller was a an 8.75 x 8.5N, Gino's style propeller.

I've been visiting and found that this style prop is available in other pitches.

Mine were purchased from the Sam-Rai site; however, they may be available through other racing sites.

http://shop.sam-rairacing.com/produc...&categoryId=14
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:22 PM
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Hi,
Mine they also came from Sam
y have got 4 of them for next season
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:35 AM
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The Gino's prop (8.75x8.5N) seem to be the prop of choice for AMA 428 class and has been the faster prop used with the new Long Stroke Nelson and Jett racing engines. However, it only workswell under the right condition with good air and with a strong motor.

The lower pitch Gino's style props of 8.75x8.0N and 8.75x8.25N has been an excellentchoicesfor both 426 and 428 Q500 classes. Wev'e tested the 8.75x8.25N prop at Whittier Narrow Park, CA flying the full composite SAM-RAIQ500 powered by a Jett LS engine, and the average speed we radar was in the 185-187 MPH inside the course comingfrom Pylon 1 to2 during practice. This prop (8.75x8.25N) seem to works best with the Jett LS engine in the CA thick air vs. the 8.75x8.5N that most used with the Nelson engine.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:28 AM
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I don't know why this is labeled as Gino's prop, Frasier and I have been using it for years going back to the late 90's in Rockford. It is also the prop I won the Nats with in 2009 (the 8.25N actually) it is not a new prop people
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:08 PM
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I think it may be Dan Thordarson's fault. He saw Gino using it when the LSs first came out and going fast and gave it a try. After that he always called it the Gino prop even though every one knew it was not new.
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Yes, the "N" series props were the first Q500 props made by APC in about 1994. Jim Allen and I used them for testing and Jim worked with the AMA, including Wayne Yeager and then AMA President Don Lowe, to get them approved because prior to that only wood props were legal, and the AMA was worried about allowing APC's in racing because "they looked scary".
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We always called it the "circus" prop, not sure why, maybe cause it did look kinda funny / scary.
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