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Old 10-21-2006, 04:31 PM
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Default Which wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

I have a Mezlik 27-10 on my DA100 turning 6850 rpm on new engine. Can anyone recommend a spare (wooden) prop for my flightbox? I'm at sea level. Thanks, Eric
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Old 10-21-2006, 08:57 PM
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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

Eric,

That's a lot of RPM! Mine is turning same prop 6500. Anyway, I like the 27x10 Mejzlik a lot. I did try wood props same size didn't like it as much and lost 350 RPM!? But spooling was a little faster with less thrust. I can't say what brand but it was good brand name prop!

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i like both the Menz 27-10 and the xoir 27-10. the xoir is the best due to the menz ripping a little to much but both do very well. this is for a mix of 3D and IMAC.

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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

Have you tried the Vess prop I got one from Robert at the Don Lowe masters and I am really impressed with it
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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

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A lot of guys are using Vess Props. It kinda depends on what you want it for. I personally use a Mezlik prop, but I fly mostly IMAC. Also my field is noise sensitive, so that is another reason why I use a carbon prop. If your really want a wood prop, then thier are many options. Menz, Vess, Xoir, NX, 3W. Etc. Like I said before I see a lot of guys using Vess props. another issue is prop clearence. I believe that the GEN 2 airplane has alittle longer gear. try a 28 C. if you have GEN 1 get a 27 C or D. Your engine is putting out more than plenty of power so I personally would go to a 28 inch prop. deweyd
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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

I used a Bolly 27X10 wooden prop. These spin up very quickly for 3D. They do tend to bark a little so make sure you don't have any noise restrictions.

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I have been using a 27x10 PT CF prop but just ordered a Vess 27A. I'll post my experience when I get it in. I've heard a lot of good things about them.
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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

I had to order some stuff from Don's.He didn't have a Vess so I got? 3w 27x10.I just wanted z spare-I'll let you know how it compares to the Mezlik. Thanx
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Well I had a hell of a time balancing the 3W 27-10 prop in the secondary hub range. I mean I could balance the blades horizontally but when I put the prop on angle the heavy side of the hub was way heavier. Anyway, It vibrated so bad I didn't fly it the first time i put it on. I checked the balance again and it was good so I decided to fly it next time out. Well it flew fine, similar to my Mezlik 27-10 but when I landed I found three of the cowling screws gone and one of the canopy screws. After a 12 minute flight! Holy Cow! So I took the thing off and now it's my best paint paint mixer. At least until I find someone who can balance it correctly... Eric
P.S. I used the method shown in the "down on the deck" website video to balance the hub.
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Default RE: wood prop for 102" w/ DA100 ?

Hi guys,
Had some first flights today with the Vess 27A on the 102" QQ Yak. All I have to say is my expectations were met and exceeded. I was using a PT models 27x10 but the Vess is superior for how I like to fly.

Spool up is TONS faster so the throttle response is lightning quick. Hover pull out due to a little increased static thrust and the quicker spool up was amazing and once its spooled up verticals are like a rocket. Hovered about 1/3rd throttle as well where my PT required half throttle.

It's a little noisier though and downline breaking isn't as good as the PT. If I were going to fly IMAC, I'd stay with the PT or go to a 28x10 but if you want to fly a mix of IMAC manuevers and some 3D thrown in - this prop rocks!
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