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Old 04-28-2005, 03:03 PM
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Default OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

I will be purchasing the Cap-X w/ the OS 160 FX...what 3D prop should I use. Brand does not matter. Thanks for any advise.
Old 04-28-2005, 05:43 PM
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Hello...is anyone there...hello, hello! Come on guys, guit playing around, huh!!!!
Old 04-28-2005, 06:49 PM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

I believe that an apc 18x8 W

Menz 18x8

Mejzlik 19x7

Old 04-28-2005, 07:25 PM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

I have a CAP-X with a 160fx on it, APC 18x6w is what you want.

good luck

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Old 04-28-2005, 07:46 PM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

The APC 18x6W is 4.5 ounces. The Zinger Pro 18x6 or 18x8 are only 2.2 ounces. The point is that I'd go with a wood prop for 3D. That will give you the fastest transition, key to 3D flying. The Mejzlik 18x6 and 18x8 work well too but are heavier and more expensive (carbon fiber).

Here are some great threads on prop choices for that engine. Prop it for 8500 to 9000 peak RPM.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Os_1...2876604/tm.htm

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_26...mejzlik/tm.htm
Old 05-04-2005, 01:26 AM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

ORIGINAL: JoeAirPort

The APC 18x6W is 4.5 ounces. The Zinger Pro 18x6 or 18x8 are only 2.2 ounces. The point is that I'd go with a wood prop for 3D. That will give you the fastest transition, key to 3D flying. The Mejzlik 18x6 and 18x8 work well too but are heavier and more expensive (carbon fiber).

Here are some great threads on prop choices for that engine. Prop it for 8500 to 9000 peak RPM.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/Os_1...2876604/tm.htm

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_26...mejzlik/tm.htm
Thanks for the links Jow, there is good reading there.

Do you not think that the lighter props suffer from a lack of thrust thats inherent to the larger APC's and CF's? I am seriously considering trying a Bolly and also the Mezjlik but have not read any conclusive evidence them being any better than the heavy PC I currently run.

does anyone know a good online retailer to purchase the Bolly from? My lHS has the Mezjlik already so ill buy that from them

matt
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Mejzlik 18X8
Old 05-04-2005, 08:44 AM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

Mejzlik 20x6. Weigh of CF prop is between that of wood and that of composite, so transition will be a little better than APC. You should get 20 lb. of thrust with this prop, swinging in mid 8k. Some people have this combo and really like it. But depending on your ground clearance, a large CF prop is not cheap to maintain.
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

A 20 inch prop is WAY too much. 19 inch is pushing it.

I have ran 18x6 PRO ZINGER and APC, both with good 3D results on a 12.25 pound airplane
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

A 20 inch prop is WAY too much. 19 inch is pushing it.

I have ran 18x6 PRO ZINGER and APC, both with good 3D results on a 12.25 pound airplane
Old 05-04-2005, 04:32 PM
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Default RE: OS 160 FX 3D Prop!

I have not had much luck with a 160 FX (all on 13lbs planes and above). It does not have that low end torque I require in 3D. I tried a bunch of props nothing came out great. Try to get the plane under 12 lbs then it will work well. I have seen it on a QQ YAK 54 and at the lighter plane weight it fine very fine :-). In other words try a lighter plane not lighter props.

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