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Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

Old 11-14-2007, 02:33 PM
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Default Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

They look real nice, and the price is in line with other sport props. They also seem reasonably stiff (more so than MA and on a par with APC). On the other hand, they seem a little on the heavy side. One customer at the LHS where I work p/t said his needed quite a bit of balancing...

Anybody else actually flying with them?
Old 11-15-2007, 03:48 PM
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I'm flying a 13x7 Evolution prop. Unfortunately, I can't really give you any comparison notes about it as it went on a brand new ASP .80 fourstroke on a brand new WM Rambler 45. I haven't tried any other brand of prop in that size on that plane. Mine didn't take a whole lot to balance, and it has been very durable. My rambler loves to nose over at the sod farm where I fly. I would buy another one.
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Just picked up a couple of the evolution 11-5's for my arrow trainer. (which comes with an evolution engine) Neither one would fit; holes to small. Figured I'd put them on my new OS46AX, again the holes were to small. I'm just getting back into this hobby after several years, so I guess i'm kind of a newbe. However, I don't think having to force screw on props is the correct procedure.
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Default RE: Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

I've been using a 15X6 and 16X6 on a 1.08 and have had about the same results as an APC. The 11X6 that I've been using seems to be right up there as well. I didn't have to ballance much on the 15 and 16" props. The 11X6 I didn't have to ballance at all.
The Evolution wood props are a different story...
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ORIGINAL: harmsway

Just picked up a couple of the evolution 11-5's for my arrow trainer. (which comes with an evolution engine) Neither one would fit; holes to small. Figured I'd put them on my new OS46AX, again the holes were to small. I'm just getting back into this hobby after several years, so I guess i'm kind of a newbe. However, I don't think having to force screw on props is the correct procedure.

You need to get one of these.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXK248&P=ML

You will be able to open it up to the correct size.
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Thanx pkevinb
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Default RE: Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

Harmsway - almost every prop that you buy will need to be reamed out to fit the propellor shaft.
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Default RE: Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

A few years ago, when eastern European engine became more easily available, the prop manufacturers quietly changed the standard prop hole from 1/4" to 6 mm. 6 mm is slightly smaller, so these days most all props need to be reamed for 1/4".
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ORIGINAL: harmsway

Thanx pkevinb
Or a if you have a drill press that would work better. At least it does for me!

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Default RE: Does anyone have experience with the new Evolution props yet?

I just used a 14x8 Black Evolution prop on a Saito 100 and it seems to be on par w/ the rpm expectations of an APC.

About 9250 rpm running 20/20 at sea level.

It did need to be balanced quite a bit by using 2 strips of white paint double coats on the light side and a sanding on the heavy side.

Looks better than the grey APC - just as heavy and same flex at WOT.

About $8.99 as of 6/08 as opposed to 12 or $13 for the APC.

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