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Old 03-11-2006, 08:18 AM   #11
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I did not hear (read) any feedback on Canadian made Clark props...any reason for that?

Have any of you tried them?

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Old 03-11-2006, 11:40 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Dean
I did not hear (read) any feedback on Canadian made Clark props...any reason for that?

Have any of you tried them?

Yes... I think mainly due to the fact you have to sand and finish them, and balance them. Too much work for most guys who want to buy and fly. I think they would be similar to the Zinger and TF wood props in the smaller sizes.

I have made my own wood props copying the APC and yes the lighter weight wood props will accel and deaccel faster. However, the APC's are IMO a better design than the Zinger and TF wood ones. No one is making a modern, computer design wood prop in smaller sizes. I think the cost would be prohibitive if there is too much hand work involved.

Although I prefer APC's I still use quite a few Zingers in the smaller sizes (under 16") as there is something about wood props that I like. They also generally cost less.

In a high performance plane, or something like a 3D ship you will see some difference however in 90% of sport planes (like sticks and trainer types, sport scalers, etc) I doubt much the average person would see loads of difference between brands of prop - given that most of our planes are well powered (enough to compensate for some inneficiencies).

In the end, I agree with ED 100% - the only way to really compare and find out what prop is best is to buy some, and fly them and compare for yourself.
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Old 03-11-2006, 04:29 PM   #13
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Hi Dude: I've tried both props and thought they were pretty good until we started getting good props available in this country. Brightside hobbies [866 939 4910 toll free #} has JFX props - similar performance to Menz but lighter so more responsive to small throttle changes. They are also priced about the same as a regular zinger so they are pretty inexpensive. Try them out I think you will like them.

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Hi Don nice too here your voice this is scott from Red deer thanks for your opion.
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