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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:17 am

Just got 3 wooden props as a bonus in an ebay purchase.   Thumbs Up I didn't bother getting a picture of the engine I bought.  It's an OK Cub .099, but has marginal compression, all mount holes broken out, head rounded off and no NVA.   Thumbs Down  But it does have a pretty vintage glow plug.  Cost me $5 USD posted.  The only redeaming feature is that it's a square-back model which I don't have.  It was pictured with a wooden prop installed, but arrived with 3 in the package. The one fitted is a "Power Prop" 6DX5P and looks unused.  It was acompanied by 2 "Rite Pitch" props, both look unused but the smaller has damaged decals.  As you'll see from the picture, the larger is a 7DX3P and the smaller is 6DX4P.  Sorry about the fuzzy picture.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these.  They're an odd looking prop with a wide blade & square tip.  Are any of these usable? Are they any good? Are they worth anything? I mainly want them for display anyway.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:02 pm

Bump!
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Post  Marleysky on Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:40 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Bump!

I'm no help, sorry I've never seen that brand before. They look cool though. Nice for display for sure.


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Post  rat9000 on Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:22 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:Just got 3 wooden props as a bonus in an ebay purchase.   Thumbs Up I didn't bother getting a picture of the engine I bought.  It's an OK Cub .099, but has marginal compression, all mount holes broken out, head rounded off and no NVA.   Thumbs Down  But it does have a pretty vintage glow plug.  Cost me $5 USD posted.  The only redeaming feature is that it's a square-back model which I don't have.  It was pictured with a wooden prop installed, but arrived with 3 in the package. The one fitted is a "Power Prop" 6DX5P and looks unused.  It was acompanied by 2 "Rite Pitch" props, both look unused but the smaller has damaged decals.  As you'll see from the picture, the larger is a 7DX3P and the smaller is 6DX4P.  Sorry about the fuzzy picture.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these.  They're an odd looking prop with a wide blade & square tip.  Are any of these usable? Are they any good? Are they worth anything? I mainly want them for display anyway.

Rod.
I think Matt,ExModelengines,sells those.
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Post  Marleysky on Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:36 pm

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I think Matt,ExModelengines,sells those.[/quote]

Well, that's nice! I never saw them there before now, thanks for the heads up:thanks: !


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Post  batjac on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:29 pm

I've never used them myself, but I seem to remember reading last year that they were good sport props. Not high performance by any means, but the guys who used them loved them.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:15 am

Thanks guys. Doesn't look like they're so common. I'll preserve the nice one, try the one with the decal damage and maybe use the Power Prop which looks a little more conventional, although it is a 5" pitch.

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Post  roddie on Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:13 am

Oldenginerod wrote:Thanks guys.  Doesn't look like they're so common.  I'll preserve the nice one, try the one with the decal damage and maybe use the Power Prop which looks a little more conventional, although it is a 5" pitch.

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Hi Rod. I really like the way wooden props look on an airplane. I have a bunch of old "woodies" in my prop bag. I don't have any 6 x 5 props. Would those do well on an .09? Is the hole in the hub bigger than a std. Cox 6 x 3 prop? I wonder how a Norvel .049/.061 would do with a 6 x 5... I have a McCoy .098 that I've never run. It doesn't have much compression. I think it has a 6-32 prop-screw and it's prop-driver has a center-boss. I think that I have an old wooden "Rev-Up" 7 x 4 that fits it.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:13 pm

The Power Prop has a regular small hole so will fit a Cox, but the pitch is probably too great for a standard .049. It would probably unload well in flight on a quick airframe. On a ground test it may not show its true potential. It's very light. I don't think it would be suitable for the Cub .099.
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