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Old Aug 03, 2003, 10:43 AM
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How come there are no wooden props in E-flight?


Is there a specific reason? they seem as light as the plastic props and the wood grain looks nice on a prop. Just curious why we don't use them or why they're not manufactured for E-flight.

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Old Aug 03, 2003, 11:42 AM
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I use em but prefer the new composite props. I find they are lighter than the nylon/glass props but tend to break very easy on a nose over etc.
Old Aug 03, 2003, 11:43 AM
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I use Master Airscrew Electric wooden props all the time as I expect many others do - great props, and not as brittle as the APCe.
Old Aug 03, 2003, 12:22 PM
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Looks like the smallest electric wood series by MA is 10x6. Is this the only manufacturer of Electric wood props?
Old Aug 03, 2003, 07:32 PM
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Yes, they are the only maker of specific-for-electric wood props. Two other glow types that work well, but are, so far as I know out of production, are the Reve-Up brand, especially their four-stroke series, and the BY&Os.
Old Aug 03, 2003, 08:13 PM
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The Master Airscrew wooden e-props are great, but like the plastic Slowfly props, they loose efficiency very rapidly as the rpm increases. For low rpm use, they put out alot of thrust. Anything above 5-6000 rpm and I'd go to the APC-e props, as they are designed for the higher rpm and perform much better. Rev-ups work well too, especially if you thin the blades, but its alot of work.
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Old Aug 03, 2003, 08:23 PM
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I just like the apc-e props; the performance rocks. Why does it matter if the apc is better anyway?
Old Aug 04, 2003, 12:14 AM
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Would you recommend a wood prop for an EPS-400c with E gear?

If so, what pitch and diameter?

Thanks,

Brian
Old Aug 04, 2003, 03:36 AM
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Try this site for specs on the 400C motors-For your motor there are several choices from 9*7 to 12*8-(these specs are for GWS props-so may be different for stiffer-ie wood props).
http://www.aircraft-world.com/prod_d...em/eps400c.htm
Cheers Rich
P.S wait till all twelve pages load-plenty of specs to wade through
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Old Aug 04, 2003, 01:50 PM
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flybyguy: i just waded thru some of that 400c e gear info....it all depends on what batteries u have....or are willing to buy...and what kind of performance u are looking for....
Old Aug 04, 2003, 01:59 PM
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Well, it is an AP platform, so I am not going to be flying real slow, the plane is about 30% over the recommended weight. I have an 8x1100 HECELL 2/3A pack, and an 8x1600 NiMH AA pack. I am considering buying a 9 or 10 cell KAN 1050 or 1300, as well as a Thunder Power 3s2p 1200 or 2100 pack. I am looking for a prop that will give me plenty of thrust but also some speed, so I can get up high fast, I am using the GWS ICS-480, which is I believe 15, maybe 20 amps.

Thanks,

Brian


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