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Old 01-11-2009, 12:34 AM
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Default 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

can someone suggest a nice 3 blade prop and if link if possible along with the correct spinner etc I would need to get it to fit? Also if there is a 4 blade available that would be great.
Old 01-11-2009, 01:02 AM
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

We need to know your engine

The 60 kit uses this

4” (102mm) P-51 Spinner (CB #5103 (red), #5105 (black), #5106 (white) recommended)

Tower doesn't stock any 4" spinners except 2 blade

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRX32&P=ML

Each prop will require a different spinner

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKD76&P=7
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

if you look in the warbirds section there sooooo! much information on both sizes of TF mustang, kit and ARF versions inc. build threads for the new 60 size ARF with links to just about any part you can imagine.
it also helps to know what your asking it for, other than I got a plane that needs a prop with no information to work with.
Old 01-11-2009, 01:38 AM
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We need to know your engine

The 60 kit uses this

4” (102mm) P-51 Spinner (CB #5103 (red), #5105 (black), #5106 (white) recommended)

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXRX32&P=ML

Each prop will require a different spinner
not entirely tru the ones you get from tower have a generic slot cut in them and are a bit small on porpose, so they have room to be enlarged, if you go directly to www.dbproducts.com they will slot your spinner for the prop you designate for a small fee.

the recomended engine size for the 60 size is 91-120 quite a range.
on my OS 91surpass engine(which has a 3blade prop) I like the 14/6 MasterAirScrew, max size and pitch, a higher pitch prop on that engine bog it quite a bit,I have a couple sitting on a nail in my shop.

for the OS 120pumped surpass I have in my T-Bolt it spins a 15/7 3bl with authority,but also only has a prop hub.

there's alot of paramiters when chosing the proper prop I would say don't worry about a 4 blade unless you want it for display, unless your running a RCV engine which is a whole other bag of tricks.

tru-turn http://www.truturn.com/cgi-bin/store...exact_match=on also makes a spinner for the Stang but there a bit more expensive and are heavier, I got mine on ebay for a good price the nice thing about the TT spinners is there thicker gauge metal and if you need a little weight in the nose it helps,I have both kinds there both good products.
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Old 01-11-2009, 05:11 AM
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

Bigtime, that is a nice looking p-51 VERY NICE, I am sorry for not giving all info, I have a saito 100 golden knight, right now it has a 2 blade 14x8 so knowing that can someone send me a link or links to all items needed to get a 3 or 4 blade prop that will give it the best performance as possible? Thanks alot for your help fellas. I greatly appreciate it alot.
Old 01-11-2009, 08:53 AM
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

My hanger 9 P-51 65" has an OS 120 surpass and is swinging a 14x7 3 blade and has tons of pull.
Old 01-11-2009, 10:17 AM
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXAA40&P=ML
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

According to http://www.zingerpropeller.com/_2_blade_.htm the following are fairly equivalent
14*8 two blade
13*8 three blade http://masterairscrew.com/13x83-blad...propeller.aspx
13*6 four blade http://www.zingerpropeller.com/4_bladed_propeller.htm

Spinners for three and four blade props are are available from http://www.tru-turn.com http://www.dbproducts.com and other sources. Ordering directly from the manufacturer gives you the opportunity to have custom slots cut for a specific prop.
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Default RE: 3 blade prop for my TF p-51

I'd just run the 2-blade. I know it doesn't look scale but neither will a 3-blade on a P-51. Your plane is the ARF version right? If so it comes with the nice spinner painted to match the 357th paint scheme so any other spinner might look odd unless you paint it. Just my opinion.
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A 3-blade prop on a P-51 would be an abomination. Why do it, unless you need the prop clearance?
Old 01-11-2009, 05:44 PM
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I see nothing wrong with a 3-blade prop on a Mustang, but then again I have more of an interest in mimiking the old Cox C/L models I used to admire, yet could never afford, than the full-scale counterparts.

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Old 01-11-2009, 08:28 PM
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I have more of an interest in mimiking the old Cox C/L models I used to admire, yet could never afford, than the full-scale counterparts.

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Have you priced those things on eBay new in the box? I thought I'd buy some old Cox and Testors control line planes from when I was a kid and man was shocked to see what they sold for now in good condition.
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Yes, ChuckW. They are even less affordable now than they were back in the good old days, even though I still admire them none the less. With a Top-Flite Mustang kit, the color scheme would be quite easy to duplicate. But the time building would be a bummer. Then, paint a 3-blade Tru-Turn spinner red and add a Master Airscrew 3-bladed prop (I wish they made one with the rounded Cox-like blade ends). Stick the cylinder out the right side, and viola. You have a 400% scale Cox Mustang. Well, it's balsa and flies better, but still .

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