What is the right prop???

Discussion in 'Prop Shop' started by ddegeorge, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ddegeorge

    ddegeorge I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have always used the same prop that came with the motor.  How do you know when you have the right prop?  What should I be looking for to determine if I have the right prop?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Being basically lazy, and lousy at typing
    I keep this link for anyone who asks this question... ;)

    http://turningpointpropellers.com/propellers_101_cm.htm

    and this one...

    http://www.propmd.com/t-propellerbasics.aspx#pit

    and these...

    http://unitedboaterscoop.com/html/propeller-basics-part1.html

    http://unitedboaterscoop.com/html/propeller-basics-part2.html

    http://unitedboaterscoop.com/html/propeller-basics-part3.html

    and when you finish reading them,
    you'll find they all say basically the same thing.

    Install a tach, run with your normal load at full throttle,
    buy the prop that lets you run in the top end of the power band.
     

  3. ddegeorge

    ddegeorge I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thank you Brett!!!  This looks like very good information to help get educated on the how props actually work.  I started reading Propellers 101 and have learned several things I was not aware of.

    Thank you for being such an excellent resource for this website.