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Old Oct 13, 2009, 12:05 PM
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Hey guys just need a question cleared up. I have a Easystar and am going brushless.

Do i need to buy a Pusher prop? I see alot of guys run APC 6x4 but they never say if they run pusher specific props or not.

What throws me off is Multiplex puts out a power pack kit for the easystar and minimag.

The Minimag is a puller set up and the Easystar is a pusher set up. Yet you only get one prop with the powerpack which is supposed to be universal for both i guess.

Please clear up my prop issue

Much appreciated later...
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Dannyrevs
Hey guys just need a question cleared up. I have a Easystar and am going brushless.

Do i need to buy a Pusher prop? I see alot of guys run APC 6x4 but they never say if they run pusher specific props or not.

What throws me off is Multiplex puts out a power pack kit for the easystar and minimag.

The Minimag is a puller set up and the Easystar is a pusher set up. Yet you only get one prop with the powerpack which is supposed to be universal for both i guess.

Please clear up my prop issue

Much appreciated later...
Pusher props are not required. Prop numbers face forward.
Old Oct 13, 2009, 02:12 PM
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Pusher props are not required. Prop numbers face forward.
That's right! Make sure it spins the right direction too With brushless you can easily change the direction by swapping any of motor 2 leads.
Old Oct 13, 2009, 02:17 PM
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Prop numbers face forward.
Almost always.

Pusher props are generally only needed when a motor turns only one direction such as a IC engine or a brushed, timed motor, and also when one wants counter rotating twins.
Brushless motors don't really care which direction they turn, thus no need for a pusher. Just mount the prop with the same side facing forward as it would were it a tractor. In most cases this will be with the prop number forward, but not always as it is not a universal standard to label them this way.

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 05:24 PM
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FYI, APC props have the numbers facing FORWARD (non pushers).

Also, the prop included with the power pack is total crap. The APC 5x5 isn't very effecient, and an APC 5x4 or 6x4 would outperform it

Also, go with an APC 6x4E for your easy star
Old Feb 20, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Well i got the power pack and ive been using the 5x5 that came with it. I am now going to try to experiment with new props now that i have bought a watt meter.


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