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Old May 17, 2015, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cubcrafter60 View Post
Sorry, I don't mean to be dense but this is a new area of the hobby for me, the Tower link is for an APC 6x4e (tractor) prop that they call a 'thin electric', are you running (or can you run) a tractor prop (facing forward)? To further confuse things the only 6x4 props I see on APC's website are the 6x4 sport (glow), a 6x4e, and 6x4ep both in the speed 400 series The thin electric series jump from 5x3 to 6x5.5 (tractor) and 5x3 to 7x5 (pusher), I don't mean to get all wrapped around the axles on the nomenclature but I just want to make sure I order the right prop and I'm getting a bit confused.
Sorry, I just now saw your post. Looks like your questions got answered anyway.

Not sure why they list the 6x4e as a speed 400 cause it is a thin e. I guess they just mean that it was originally categorized for speed 400 motors. Just ignore that. If it has an e at the end it's a thin e prop.

Yes, you can run a standard prop as a pusher or you can buy a pusher version if available. There's some debate that the pusher version on a pusher aircraft is more efficient. Still not sure on that.
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Old May 17, 2015, 05:38 PM
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Wada ya mean, over engineered?
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Thanks dpowellmeii, being a late arrival on the 'pusher' scene, I got a little confused on the nomenclature but I've got it sorted out now. It's just nice to be getting started on the project. I picked up several of both (APC 6x4e's & ep's) to experiment with but I'll probably start out with an ep initially just so I don't have to worry about the prop nut loosening up on me. Eventually though I'd like to try both to figure out my preference.

Thanks again, Robin
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