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Old 07-10-2003, 06:13 PM
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What kind of prop do you use?

Nylon? wood? other?

which is best? and why?
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Old 07-10-2003, 07:33 PM
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Default What prop do you use?

I use APC 11x5 props for most of my .40 sized sport planes. I use an APC 12.25x3.75 on my Magic Extra. I liked APC props better than the others I've tried (Master Airscrew & Top Flite) I use 11x5 because it usually gives me the best combination of speed and torque on my sport planes.

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Old 07-10-2003, 08:23 PM
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Here is another vote for 11x5 APC. I run them on my TT Pro46's when I have time.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:33 PM
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I LIKE THE MASTER AIRSCREW PROPS BECAUSE THEIR REALLY SHARP AND THEY CUT YOUR FINGERS REAL NICE. HAHAHA
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:48 PM
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I mostly use the once from APC

Size varies on engine/plane
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:20 PM
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Default What prop do you use?

I agree with the sizes varying... I was mostly looking for everyone's take on the wood vs. nylon debate...

Some people tell me that it takes more to break a nylon prop (master airscrew) than a wooden one (top flite)...

But then I hear others say they go with wooden ones because the nylons are so sharp and so tough that they would do more damage to a person than the wood ones...

I've been using the nylon Master Airscrews just because they do seem tougher, they're cheap (both of those qualities are nice if you've seen me do a few of my "landings"), and I figure if I get whacked by ANY prop (either wood or nylon)... Its gonna do some big ouch damage.
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I will add my vote for APC props up to the 18" then I go with Menz.

Just my $0.02
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Old 07-14-2003, 01:02 AM
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Default More thrust, less noise...APC

Sorry, but I have to put a SERIOUS vote towards APC props. IMO, they do too much to improve things to be ignored as a viable prop of choice.

Go ahead and use what you feel is best...APC is my choice...Hands down!!
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Old 07-14-2003, 11:31 AM
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Hi.
I like a lot Graupner props. They come in individual packages with instruction sheet and seem to be very high quality props.
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Old 07-15-2003, 12:00 AM
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Presently I am using wood propellers. I actually prefer APC.
I am waiting to come across a 20x8 APC.
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Most people use whatever someone ELSE brought to the field when theirs broke

"Yo Vinny! You gotta prop I can use?"
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Old 07-15-2003, 04:08 PM
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Default What prop do you use?

Just my opinions but;

Master Airscrew props are a bit more flexible but that translates to louder also so you have to check your field sound limits. If you are learning landings then this is a great prop as it won't necessarily snap on impact with the ground. We recommend our students use these once landing practice starts.

The APC's are a more solid prop and actually reduced one engine's sound output by 6 db (brought him under our sound limit vs the MA he was using). All of my current planes use APC, even my .15 combats, as I find they give me the excellent pull and/or speed I'm used to.

I bought some Bolly props to try. These are .5 inch longer than the APC counterparts, similar composite material and are brown in color. Something different to try; no experience as yet.

Wooden props look great on the scale jobs and I got some for a small scratch bipe I'm building. Problem is they'll break with tough grass

Try some different props, examine your needs and you'll be able to decide what works best for you.

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:42 PM
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APC makes the best. They make less noise and provide more power than the other props, but they cost a bit. Not ourtageous, and they can withstand a lot. APC has a larger prop selection than everyone else.
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