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    16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    Help!

    Like Schultz "I know nothing!" (Hogans Hero's reference) - However I do have years of experience with "Normal" four strokes mainly 91's and 120's O.S. surpass.

    I am finally building my dream plane a P51 with a "four" blade prop. Over the years I have been acquiring RCV SP engines and now I am going to put my RCV 120SP in a ESM P51B with the Keleo "Scale" exhaust.

    QUESTION - I am having a spinner cut and not having any experience, should I go with the 16X8 or 18X10 on the 120SP? I know RCV recommends the APC 15.5 X12 but that prop is "UGLY" and won't go on any MUSTANG of mine! Plus it looks like it would cut you sitting still!

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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    I don't think the 16x8 will have enough pitch. At the lower prop rpm that the RCV turns, you'll need more pitch. I would guess a 16x12 would be more appropriate. I seem to recall reading in either their documentation, or on their RCU support forum, that they don't recommend anything less than a 10 pitch.

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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    Thanks Scott, for your reply!

    I guess for now I'll just have to try the 18X10 and see what kind of RPM's and thrust! The next size would be a 20X10! I read over on the thread where the guys built there own scale prop hubs where were swinging 18X10's - three blades, with the RCV 90SP!
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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    I think one of the problems I had with the 120SP's was not enough load running the 15.5" x 12" APC prop.

    Having set up a 61SP in a small Sea Fury, I ran it at 4.2K rpm swinging a 15.5x12 four blade, which surprised the %^&$ out of me.

    This prop has since been trimmed to 14" and flown, spinning at 4.8K rpm. 

    So I think the 120SP might surprise you on what it can actually spin.
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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    Hey guys!

    Iยดm currently assembling the 1/7 top flite p51 mustang arf, and jut managed to squeeze in the rcv 120 sp engine...

    I intend to fly a 4 blade prop (www.ramoser.de), with a diameter of 16,6 inches, and a pitch of 12...(you can set the pitch of these props yourself, so no need to buy 5 different props, wich is quite handy!)
    see the last page of (http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7520206/tm.htm) for some pictures (18.6 inch blades installed here...)

    This prop would give me around 10 lb of thrust, and a speed of 60 miles/h according to the thrust hp software...

    I will testfly it first with a standard two bladed 18x12 prop, to get familiar with the handling of the mustang however...

    I will post again when I have more information on real rpmยดs from the engine when I find the time to test it...

    Regards,

    Jens

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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP

    Mimoore67, What ever happened.. I want to do the 4 bladed also on my F4U what static thrust and rpm did you get.

    Jens, what did you come up with.

    It seems static thrust on these engines cant use "normal" 4 stroke static thrusts to compare.. being such a different animal.. this is really necessary to see what has worked best in the past.

    Thanks, Nickel

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    RE: 16X8 or 18X10 Biela Wide Blade? RCV 120SP


    ORIGINAL: Ice5

    Mimoore67, What ever happened.. I want to do the 4 bladed also on my F4U what static thrust and rpm did you get.

    Jens, what did you come up with.

    It seems static thrust on these engines cant use ''normal'' 4 stroke static thrusts to compare.. being such a different animal.. this is really necessary to see what has worked best in the past.

    Thanks, Nickel
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