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Old Feb 23, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Cool is Cool (Hoosier term?)

The HD/DD GWS props typically pull lower amps, more similar to a 1" smaller diameter. The downside is that thrust is a little lower, more like 1/2" smaller... The upside is the higher pitch gives more speed, once on step. It is really interesting to go from say a 1147RS or APC, to a 1170HD... Small thrust loss, but it's got a longer acceleration...

Probably confusing...

OK, when you go from a climb, or a turn, to full throttle, for a fast, flat run... with a low pitch, slo-fly prop, it's like boom, you're at speed
(albeit, slow). With the HD props, it's like it takes a second or two to wind-out... make more sense? Once on-step, you can, of course throttle back...

You'll see what I mean, when you find the right prop.
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