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Old 05-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #11
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Run e props only on my electric set ups also. I do find the 13+" APC props do tend to flatten out when you punch the throttle doing hard 3D. I now use wood props over 13" when I have them. My only issue with wood is the breakage thing with ground strikes. I forget it's wood after a couple of flights and do stuff like harrier land hard with lots of power on, prop makes a good epoxy stir stick after that where an APC will still have both blades. Order some light e props these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idCategory=299
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #12
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Xoar electric props are my favourite, but I'm using a 25x12.5 APCe at 4000 Watts with 12S Lipos, and it's fine. Just balance everything beforehand. Any sign of wear, like knicks or dings, and I throw the prop out. Like Shawn said, I would try to use props for the purpose for which they were intended (ie/ electric props for e-power, etc...)
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:07 AM   #13
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I started into e-flight in 2005 and I have never lost a blade in flight. I have seen the stress marks but that is mostly from belly landing / noseovers. When the stress lines start to show it is time to replace the prop.
Main difference is e-props are much more effecient and thinner. They do not need to handle the vibration stress caused by IC and they break blade instead of motor shafts.

I read an article on this years ago but I can't seem to find it now.

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