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Old 11-17-2009, 07:45 PM
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beechwood vs laminated proppeler

hi there guys, is there any difference in performance between this 2 options?. I have 2 xoar propellers in 22x8 and i wondering if there is a difference that we can see on the engine and airplane performance.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:58 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

The Xoar laminated props are stiff as a board, and light. They don't flex as easy as the beechwood props. On the downside, the beachwood props will usually take a minor prop strike... the laminated props are more like a CF prop.. one strike can ruin them.

All in all.. I like the Xoar 22x8 better than anything on a 50cc plane. Powerful, quite and nice looking.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

reyn said it all.i run 23x8 and 28x10 laminates and love them
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:42 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

interesting...right now im running beechwood ones...but got one laminated.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:48 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

The laminated will likely pull harder and turn a little lower RPMs because it's a more efficient prop. I run the beech wood now and really like them but want to try a laminated next time I order one.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:40 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

Laminated are quite a bit stiffer and should be more consistant.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:26 AM
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As good as laminated props are, there is nothing wrong with a good Beach wood prop guys.

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:01 AM
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in properties laminated wood closes the gap between self wood (block cut) and carbon. Self wood props do tend to slightly distort when the wood dries or takes up moisture. Laminated wood does so much less, and carbon not at all.
Carbon props also can be made with thinner blades, and can be more silent in operation.
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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Well, it really worth to invest in a carbon propeller? i have already making that question on my mind everyday to get mej or pt CF propeller.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:39 PM
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Well, it really worth to invest in a carbon propeller? i have already making that question on my mind everyday to get mej or pt CF propeller.
If you break alot of props no. Usually if you have a prop strike with cf you have a good chance of doing damage to the engine. Cf is more consistaint though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:51 PM
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Re: beechwood vs laminated proppeler

Some laminates are heavier as well. I had a custom made xoar 32x10 which was heavy as a brick. On the other hand they are very stiff, stiffer even than carbon. In small sizes the weight difference is also not as much.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:33 AM
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In terms of considering PT versus Mej props.... I tried a couple of PT props when I couldn't get a Mej quickly... but I wasn't that happy with them. I'm no expert on props, but I just didn't feel that they pulled with the authority that the Mej CF props do.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:21 AM
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yeah i have seen threads about Mej is better. Well i never damage a propeller lol, im still with the one that i used on the brake in. but i dont know if invest $58 usd plus shipping worth it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:50 PM
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If you're happy with the way your plane flys today... wood is good!
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:56 PM
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I have a brand new MSC 22x8 in my basement that I can't wait to try. Huge paddles. Looks like a nice prop.

.....They are then machined from kiln dried, select Hard Rock Maple, to exacting tolerances on CNC controlled machinery. After machining, each prop is sanded, balanced, and beautifully finished to last. The results are optimum performance, and consistent quality control.

http://home.cogeco.ca/~mscprops/
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