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Old 03-07-2006, 11:36 PM
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How does a variable pitch prop work? Not the adjustable pitch but i.e. 15x6-10 ? Are they more efficient?
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They are typically called "progressive pitch" props. They are supposed to maintain efficiency over a range of rpms equating to having good thrust combined with good top speed. I searched and found a bunch of threads here on RCU talking about this.

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2332121/anchors_2332121/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#2332121]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2332121/anchors_2332121/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#2332121[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3008483/anchors_3008483/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#3008483]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3008483/anchors_3008483/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#3008483[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_590238/anchors_590238/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#590238]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_590238/anchors_590238/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#590238[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_291290/anchors_291290/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#291290]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_291290/anchors_291290/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#291290[/link]

[link=http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_39995/anchors_39995/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#39995]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_39995/anchors_39995/mpage_1/key_Progressive+Pitch/anchor/tm.htm#39995[/link]

Here is an informative article I found. This site has a ton of tips and info, cool.
[link=http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/palau/4/id232.htm]http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/palau/4/id232.htm[/link]
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