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ZDZ 60 Blueline Props - Advice wanted

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Old 11-27-2005, 06:15 PM
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I have just got in larger aircraft/petrol engines and have a ZDZ 60 blueline (JMB Muffler) turning a Menz 24x8 on a Comp. Arf 2.3m extra, engine has had about an hour or so running. It fly's the plane really well, for my style of flying but what prop options do I have? At the moment with a 24x8 menz the engine is doing about 6200rpm, there's plenty of pull, not unlimited vertical but then it is still fairly new. What sort of rpm should I be aiming for when it's had a bit more running, does this engine need to rev a bit more as I notice in the zdz info that max rpm is 8200, should I be aiming for close to 7000 rpm.

If I wanted to go for a carbon prop is there a rule of thumb when converting from wood or is it trial and error.

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Old 11-28-2005, 10:35 AM
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We suggest starting with a 22x10, then after 4 or 5 gallons of fuel at 32:1, you may transition to a 23x10 or the 24x8 with a synthetic fuel mix of 40:1 for the life of the engine. Typical rpm range- 6500-7000
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Mike,

Thanks for the advice, will give you suggestions a try.

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