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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by kp9ssa » June 23rd, 2009, 6:53 am

my team just used the proppeler from a kit
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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by andrewwski » June 23rd, 2009, 8:33 am

Depending on which kit you used, it was probably the Ikara. I think Zeigler's kit comes with the narrow-bloaded Ikara and Harlan's kit used to come with the wide-blade Ikara, although he didn't make a kit this year.

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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by jander14indoor » June 23rd, 2009, 8:47 am

You can also order Ikara (and other) props directly for three to five dollars from Peck Polymers or FAI Model Supply. Possibly other sources too.

Note, the Ikara props are light enough to need little modification for SO use, mainly trimming to diameter, possibly repitching for optimum match to your rubber. All other props that I'm aware of are cheaper, but will need more significant modification as they weigh 5-6 gms of your 7 gram budget.

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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by karatekid44 » June 24th, 2009, 6:17 am

Are there any other suggestions for building or modeling a good plane?
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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by andrewwski » June 24th, 2009, 7:03 am

Plenty, and they've been discussed earlier in the thread.

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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by carneyf1d » June 24th, 2009, 11:58 am

'yea pretty much everything from rubber to tissue tubes has been covered already. Can't think of much else. Just look back through the thread and you'll find anything that you need.

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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by 49ers » June 29th, 2009, 9:48 am

is there any specific propeller that is the best???
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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by smartkid222 » June 29th, 2009, 11:19 am

the ikara are the best and is what most people use. there are two types though regular and wide blade.
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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by carneyf1d » June 29th, 2009, 2:24 pm

Personally, I'd suggest a broad blade ikara. If you modify it yourself a little bit, you can make a pretty efficient propeller. Don't like the regular style Ikara though. The regular style uses a blade where the majority of the plastic is behind the spar, which is pretty dumb. Blades with plastic mainly in front of the spar flex at high torque, slowing climb = more time before you hit the ceiling.
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Re: Wright Stuff B

Post by smartkid222 » June 30th, 2009, 1:40 am

the flare is the broad blade.........
the small one doesn't have a name it's just called regular and the big one is called broad blade "flare style"
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