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Old 08-07-2005, 10:14 AM
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Hello warbird friends,

I am going to electrify a TF giant p-51 mustang using an Actro 60-175 for power. It would be nice to use a scale 4-blade prop. I found a prop at a company called soloprops, and ordered a 24" prop with adjustable pitch.
Do you think this prop will be right for the p-51. I am currently using the motor on a wild hare extra 330 with a 26-15 prop. Works very nice.

Both planes are of the same size and weight.

Any suggestions for another propsize or pitch or should I go with this?

very nice forum

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Petsamo from Stockholm Sweden
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:54 PM
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Here’s the math:
DiaN=D2*(2/N)^.2
26*0.8706=23.6
So your 24 looks good!

Just pitch to the amps and/or flight speed you like.

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Old 08-07-2005, 09:17 PM
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Thanks jrb, for your help

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Old 08-07-2005, 10:04 PM
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I fly my Mustang with a 4 blader!
Read more about it here: http://www.rcgroups.com/links/index.php?id=4788 .

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Old 08-08-2005, 07:46 AM
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Thanks again jrb for a very nice article. Lots of information there.

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Old 08-08-2005, 06:00 PM
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great stuff on selecting motor, batteries ect.
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:11 PM
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petsamo,

Have you flown your Mustang yet? How did your power system work out? Do you like the Solo 4 blade prop? Do you have enough airspeed, or do you wish you had alittle more? What was you All Up Weight?
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:34 PM
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Darrel,

the soloprop arrived today, I just put it together. It looks fantastic. We are going to test it later this week so I will give you a report when test is done.
The plane is still in box´, we are starting the project now. We are 4 guys doing different things on the plane, I will keep you informed of what we are doing.....

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Petsmo,

Thanks for the update, I appreciate your feedback. I'm considering this power system for a 22# F4U Corsair, and a 3bladed prop would be fantastic. If I could figure out how, I would include a picture of my Giant TF P-51 with the Flyware T-Rex 40.

Good Luck,
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:03 PM
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Darrel.
I have seen pictures of your p-51 in another forum, it looks great.
These pics where also great, please keep us informed of your projects, specially the mustang...

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