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Apr 08, 2005, 08:48 AM
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Variable Pitch Prop from Hobby Lobby


Soliciting comment for the Aerosport Model Electric Variable Pitch Prop from Hobby Lobby.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/variablepitch.htm


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Apr 08, 2005, 12:11 PM
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Looks really cool. This is the first time I have seen an in-air adjustable pitch prop for a parkie that is commercially available.
Apr 08, 2005, 01:03 PM
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They used a hollow shaft on the axi for the control rod to set the pitch at the prop hub. Very cool.
Apr 08, 2005, 01:09 PM
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prob is to start using it you have to get a pitchable servo too!

looks like fun though!
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Last edited by fly_boy99; May 04, 2005 at 06:17 PM.
Apr 08, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fly_boy99
prob is to start using it you have to get a reverse "able" ESC!!!

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Why

The one I saw used a throttle/pitch curve like a heli .. one for starting off and another curve for 3d
Apr 08, 2005, 02:10 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fly_boy99
prob is to start using it you have to get a reverse "able" ESC!!!

looks like fun though!
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No. If you reverse the pitch, then the thrust reverses. That's what makes it so cool. Instant reverse. The ESC stays at full throttle the whole time.

-- Val
Apr 08, 2005, 03:30 PM
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Patrick Mahoney
One of the recent issues of Quiet Flyer showed several of these systems and how they worked. Apparently you can do some really neat tricks with them. It's really neat to see that they are starting to be sold.
Apr 08, 2005, 06:25 PM
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My Question is how will the one piece,all plastic,90 degree folding linkage hold up and how well it can take a smack or two ( or twelve ).

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Apr 08, 2005, 06:27 PM
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ikarus also sells them.
Dr'e
Apr 08, 2005, 06:56 PM
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http://www.ikarus-modellbau.de/onlin...-4D-Propeller/
here's a link,
Dr'e
Apr 08, 2005, 07:27 PM
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What power servo is needed? The previous controllable pitch props that have been on the market needed servos stronger than what was standard size at the time. Although a lot of indoor rubber powered flyers have some nice "Constant Speed" self adjusting propellors.
Apr 08, 2005, 07:33 PM
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I saw the guy fly with it and win the ETOC at Toledo last weekend. It is MOST impressive as it opens up a whole new dimension of flying. I'm sure most have seen it in action already but it was a first for me.

matt
Apr 08, 2005, 08:55 PM
Lawn darts, anyone?
Also here, with a couple "4D" videos...http://www.espritmodel.com/
Apr 08, 2005, 09:20 PM
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And the price for it is a rip off!!!!!

I saw the setup at Toledo. It is overpriced.
Apr 16, 2005, 12:33 AM
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It's a bit costly but I just tried mine out and it works great. It really does add a new dimension to aerobatics. I just have to build a lighter plane for it. I have mine attached to a modified eflight 370 outrunner on an Apex EPP foamy with a lot of epoxy (repairs). Here's how it looks:


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