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Old 09-30-2019, 04:32 PM
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For comparison my latest prop on the DLE 61 is a Mejzlik 24x10 carbon prop. I’d say you could go with a 23in 3 blade and 8-10 pitch. Best advice is to buy a Vario prop and adjust it as needed on the day because as the weather changes you will notice a drop or gain in performance. Plus the prop hub with blades looks and works as good or better than the Solo.
Keep in mind the Mejzlik prop blade is like a Xoar in that it’s not too thin nor scale in profile, just efficient. Other prop makes can be a pretty thin blade which changes the load on the engine but since your interested in a scale look you have to be careful not to go with a wide blade plus the extra blade. The engine load will be too much regardless of the pitch.

I flew a guys H9 Corsair with a one piece 3 blade scale prop and it was totally the wrong prop for the engine. It was under propped and the engine had to rev high in the landing pattern, anyway, bad combo, I call that a scale victim, love the looks but not practical.

Safe to say the old timer standard goes like this;
Add a blade = lose one inch in Pitch, per blade AND one inch in Diameter
so; 24x10 2 blade is roughly equal to a 23x9x3 OR 23x8x3 (in my case, that’s what I’m flying)
If it’s adjustable you can just set it to the right static peak RPM you want and go fly. Just choose the diameter that makes sense for the 61, I believe there’s a 23in dia blade set available.


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Old 10-01-2019, 02:40 AM
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Good advice Chris! Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:03 AM
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did anyone ever find an outlet for the covering? I cant believe this was discontinued!
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I can find the flat insignia blue but the flat white and flat medium blue are all discontinued. My local hobby shop thinks these were never actually released for sale.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:18 PM
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Which shop is it? I’ll call them and see if I can get a blue roll
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I bought both rolls that he had in stock but tower Hobbies has it in stock.
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Any modifications needed to install the Sierra Gear??
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:08 PM
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Did you use baffles in the cowl for Saito 60. If not were your temps OK?
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LtMash1A View Post
Did you use baffles in the cowl for Saito 60. If not were your temps OK?
No I didnít and the temps are ok. I did add the cowl flaps though.
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Not sure on the Sierra Gear but the Robarts fit and line up perfectly with no modifications needed. I was impressed that they even have the blind nuts installed! I hope the rails are strong enough. Not much mounting surface. They do have triangle stock running under there but may want to see if there is anything else I can do.
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Originally Posted by wantitbad View Post
I'll go Saturday and take my wife she helps control my spending
That's counter productive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hay LtMashA1,
I have the Sierra gear in my T.F. F6F and it is a drop in perfect fit. I love Sierra gear...its tough, robust, well built and work well.
Soft Landings Always,
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