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Old 02-09-2012, 03:34 PM
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Default DLE55 & 3-Blade Prop

Is anyone flying a 3-blade prop on a DLE55? Specifically I just got a DLE55 for a Wild Hare 50cc F6F. Her weight will probably end up around 23 pounds. Eventually like to use a 3-blade if the engine/plane can handle it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:37 PM
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Hey Splais, I would think it would love a 20/10 Mezlik 3BL. I ran one on my G62 and it performed very well. I have a DLE 55 and I would say they are close in power. Kevin.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:34 AM
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Am currently working on the TF P-40 ARF with a DLE 55. Several videos showed the plane/engine combo using a 3-blade 20x10 very successfully. I have bought a Beila and a XOAR 20x10x3 though the plane hasn't been completed yet. One video showed a 20x12x3, but I am not sure what engine he used.
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:50 AM
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Solo Props would be glad to make you a set-up. They did one for an Aero Works P-51 with the same size engine. $$ I got a 3blade from MagnumRc.com and it LOOKSgreat and from the test run it did good on my unit.
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http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/BP2012-3BY.html
http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/BP2010-3BY.html
http://www.justmodelprops.com/produc...3-blade-beech/
http://www.justmodelprops.com/produc...ade-laminated/
http://www.justmodelprops.com/produc...wii-two-blade/

I haven't run it yet, but I have the Biela 20x10 for my Mintor 55 and I don't think it is quite as strong as the DLE 55. You might be able to swing the 20-12! Look really nice too.

Supposedly Xoar is coming out with 3 blade WW2 props like the 2 blader linked above.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:12 AM
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Well, looky there.

http://magnumrc.com/3-blade-wwii-war...x10-p-222.html
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:12 PM
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See...I told you to go to magnumrc.com the props will work on our wwll birds. And they are by Xoar.. Some good 2baldes also at a better $$.
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Im flying a Mezlik 3 - 20 X 10, on an older DA 50 on a 31 lb TF Corsair and it flys awesome. A 12 pitch flew OK but I had to to tighten up the large loops as it suffered on the top of the loop.

I also have a DLE 55 which in my opinon is as strong or stronger than the DA 50, with your lighter airframe I think you could run the 10 or the 12 with no problem

One thing to consider is the Mezlik blade and tip design. If you go to a more scale round tip and big paddle design you may suffer some RPM loss
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Just a heads up...I personally stay away from the carbon fiber props...if you nose over in a crosswind, CF prop strikes can bend your crankshaft enough to induce vibration sufficient to eventually kill a warbird.
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I have run several DLE55's with a 3-blade Mejzlik 21X12 and that works great provided you are using a canister for exhaust. This is what I use on my Composite ARF Yak55SP 2.1m with a DLE55. However, with an inverted wraparound muffler the engine is markedly less efficient, and you would be much better off for instance with a Mejzlik 2-blade 22X10. This is what I use on my TF GS P-47 with a DLE55. If you really want to go with a 3-blade, I would recommend a 21X12 or a 21X11.5N Mejzlik to a Biela. Bielas are quite heavy propellers.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:32 PM
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Well I have flown the plane several times on a new DLE55 using the Xoar WWII 20x10x3 prop. The plane has plenty of power I spend nearly all the flight at 1/2 throttle or less, even on loops and up lines. When this engine breaks in a litttle more I'm sure it will carry the 22x10x3 just fine. For a near $100 prop that doesn't leave much ground clearance though [:-]
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