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GP DR1 & Saito .80 eng.

Old 09-21-2002, 01:33 AM
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Default GP DR1 & Saito .80 eng.

Have a question on prop size for the saito .80 . The paperwork calls for a 11-8 prop but on the Red Baron Tri-plane the cowl is almost 9" in diameter.

When I tried to fly it with a 13" prop , it got air born and seemed to stop in flight and hover like it was needing some serious power. The plane calls for a .80 4-stroke max and everything hits right with the CG.

What would happen if I put a 14" prop on it and should I try a smaller 11" prop that it calls for from manufacture?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Tony
Old 09-22-2002, 12:55 AM
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Default GP DR1 & Saito .80 eng.

I have a saito FA80, usually run a 12-8 or 13-6 but it will easily haul a 14-5 or 14-6 prop, even try a 15-6, no kidding! I run a 15-8 on my OS.91 FS and it loves it. Four strokes dont mind lugging extra prop as a 2S does (and will overheat). The plane is draggy and you dont want a high pitch prop, go for a lower pitch, larger diameter. I'd try the 13-6 or 14-6.

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Old 09-23-2002, 01:59 AM
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Thanks AJ . will definately try

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