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What makes e-props different?

Old 05-11-2007, 12:16 PM
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Default What makes e-props different?

That's my question.. What makes e-props different?

Say I've got an electrified plane. And I want to experiment with props.

Can I use a non-electric prop if no e-prop is available? What kind of substitutions are good.. or bad??

Thanks in advance,

Old 05-15-2007, 10:17 PM
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Default RE: What makes e-props different?

e-props are usually thinner and have a somehat undercambered airfoil. They tend to me more efficient. The other reason is the design can be thinner and of different materials because electric props do not take the pounding that is typical of of an internal compustion motor.

Most e flyers use APC, or Graupner props. You can use any glow props as they will work, maybe not as efficiently. The exception would be the larger carbon props as these are usually very good for any powerplant.

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