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Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Zinger prop question??

My buddy give me a 16x8 Zinger wood prop. Are all Zinger's for Gas/nitro? Or can they be used on a electric motor?

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:47 PM
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YMMV -- that was the worst prop I ever tried on my 1/5 E Cub -- APCE 16x8 was much better.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 02:14 PM
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My bearded flying buddy uses Zinger Props as prop blanks, as they are easier to modify than carving a whole new prop, but the man really knows what he's doing. I cannot recommend it for others!

They are usually the worst choice and usually draw a lot more amps. You can try anything you like, and it will work, but you will probably find that other brands of 16x8 props will drop your amp draw and still give you the type of flight performance you desire.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 05:25 PM
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My buddy give me a 16x8 Zinger wood prop. Are all Zinger's for Gas/nitro? Or can they be used on a electric motor?

Atch
They would work on electric too. Tried one on my 89" AJ Slick electric but the performance was not as good as other brands.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Nitro props are and can be used on electric, but props designed for electric work better.
Try the Zoar electric wooden props, can't be beat in my book!
I also am quite satisfied with the electric Hawk propeller I purchased from SDS Hobbies, about 40% cheaper than Zoar, but well made. FWIW Doug B
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Zinger props were and continue to be best of breed in Wood props. These at least have accurate pitches APC's do not.. imo those things cheat.
Don't believe ? Measure them.
Having said that, Zingers (as is) are less than ideal on electrics... with out a reprofile/reworking.
Buy/build a decent prop gauge and learn .. a lot :-)
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:36 PM
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I'm sorry, Bare, but that just doesn't make any sense to me. If Zinger props are so fantastic why do they need a "reprofile/reworking" for electrics? It's not as if they know if they are being spun by an IC engine or an electric motor. Or am I missing something?

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