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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:37 AM
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The wooden propeller is the most rigid and also the lightest propeller. The lighter weight puts less load on the engine which allows for higher RPM. The problem with wooden props is that they break very easily. The slightest nose over on an otherwise smooth landing will break the prop. Wooden props are not a good choice for a beginner for that reason. The apc props are less rigid and might survive an occasional prop strike where the wood prop would be destroyed. Wood props will bend a motor shaft on a strike easier than apc will. Wood props are expensive compared to apc too.
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