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Postby digginfool » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

My RazorX has arrived. Hope to get it installed for the weekend. Got to get a tach now.
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Postby ffjpowell » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:59 pm

Let us know how it performs bud. B safe. Post pics
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Postby digginfool » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:20 pm

This prop is sick. I cannot get over how quiet and smooth it is at cruise. I haven't run flat out yet but seems like a beast. Unfortunately, I don't have a tach so not pushig it hard yet. Put ten degrees in and going by ear, needs another half or degree. The most interesting thing is how different ptops feel on the rudder stick. Never realized how much of a difference it can be.
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Postby PAINKILLER » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:26 pm

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Postby Olf Art » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:47 pm

digginfool wrote:This prop is sick. I cannot get over how quiet and smooth it is at cruise. I haven't run flat out yet but seems like a beast. Unfortunately, I don't have a tach so not pushig it hard yet. Put ten degrees in and going by ear, needs another half or degree. The most interesting thing is how different ptops feel on the rudder stick. Never realized how much of a difference it can be.

Isn't precision a beautiful thing? Glad you're happy .... thought you would be. BTW, Aircraft Spruce (www.aircraftspruce.com ) has prop tachs that you simply shoot through the prop while the engine is running and it'll show you the rpm. I've used mine more than once to verify the tach on some light aircraft.
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Postby Dirtman » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:17 am

Glad to hear you are happy with it Diggin. I know its probably in another post somewhere but what size and blade count did you end up with?
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Postby digginfool » Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:52 am

72" 5 blade
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Postby boatair » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:26 pm

Where are you checking the pitch on the blades?

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Postby digginfool » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:22 am

About 4" from the tip
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