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Old 10-30-2015, 05:08 AM
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Peak model Carbon fiber Acro props.

Carbon Fiber acro prop REVIEW....

I hope this is the best section.

Well i got my Carbon prop from Peak model and i must say WOW, the quality is outstanding.

My prop is a 19 x 10 and it pulls the plane with authority,the prop came very well packaged up,i was impressed,i mean there was nothing on earth going to damage this in transit,the box is so strong and inside was a very well sealed prop,and it was packed in plastic buble wrap so nothing was going to scuff this nice Carbon fiber prop up.
On first look and feel of the prop i thought it is very sharp,and my first thought was 'this is going to be differnt' my other CF props are not as sharp.

To be fair these props are differnt and have there own unique shape.

Step- 1
I put it on my prop balancer and what do you know it was spot on....

Step-2
I first compared it to another prop i had of the same size and it was slimmer and as i said already it looked to be a slightly differnt shape,with the ends curving off a little differnt,i was genuinely intrested to see would it perform differnt,because a 19x10 is a size i use often.

Step-3
The center hole on the prop for mounting was a perfect size and i had no drilling to do,so this was a bonus.

Step-4
After weighing the prop it came to a 33.5grams,the other CF prop i have (PT) was over 38... so this is very intresting to say the least.

Step-5
The first flight was very nice,i honestly found the plane a little quiter even and it seemed to fly smoother, it pulled far better than my other 19x10 prop,i was impressed with the extra low down torque this prop had over my other props,the prop also matched up nicely to my CF spinner

Conclusion,
I really like this prop and i am very impressed with the quality,something we all want is well packed items and after seeing this i would really buy one of the airplane kits in a heartbeat again in time, and i honestly think the quality would be amazing.

I am going to take my own Yak model out soon and do a short flight video with this prop,we fly every sunday me and a few others at my own private area and at the flying club.
Dan

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Old 11-09-2015, 05:36 AM
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Any one else try these?
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:29 PM
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Here is my Video Review on the beautiful CF prop from Peak model.
Wow this is amazing quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4H1...ature=youtu.be
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:04 AM
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I got one ..... It was so out of balance. I couldn`t do anything with it
The core is WOOD not composite .
I give it a 4 out of 10
I guess the logo looks good
I`ve been flying Peak models since 2006 .
THEY HAVE GREAT PLANES

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Old 11-17-2016, 12:44 PM
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I got one ..... It was so out of balance. I couldn`t do anything with it
The core is WOOD not composite .
I give it a 4 out of 10
I guess the logo looks good
I`ve been flying Peak models since 2006 .
THEY HAVE GREAT PLANES

LOUIS
Were you able to send it back? Did "Peak" stand behind it?

Thx
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Old 11-17-2016, 08:02 PM
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The prop does look nice. Too bad about your balance issue, I'd hope they didn't make you pay shipping back for an issue like that. Looks like it could be heavy. Does anyone have a weight on a Mejzlik or a Falcon 19x10?

I'm running 4 Falcons that outperform their wood counterparts by a landslide. I was burned by an HK CF prop once and haven't looked back. You definitely get what you pay for in a Prop. I will save money on airframes and servos before I save on a prop again. Kind of like buying tires for your car.

But I would be interested to hear more feedback on the Acro props with RPMs and such.
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I got a 24 x 8 for a DA 60 and that turned out to be a great combo. Other then some minor aesthetics such as uneven lines where different layers of carbon met it was a total winner. Don't have any tach numbers but with the DA60 it pulled my 18lb extra around with authority. Every other pilot that flew it always commented on the power.
Mine was a freebie that Acro offered to the first few posters in a thread here on FG a while back. They shipped quite a few straight out of China 100% free of charge. That impressed me.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:24 PM
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The prop does look nice. Too bad about your balance issue, I'd hope they didn't make you pay shipping back for an issue like that. Looks like it could be heavy. Does anyone have a weight on a Mejzlik or a Falcon 19x10?

I'm running 4 Falcons that outperform their wood counterparts by a landslide. I was burned by an HK CF prop once and haven't looked back. You definitely get what you pay for in a Prop. I will save money on airframes and servos before I save on a prop again. Kind of like buying tires for your car.

But I would be interested to hear more feedback on the Acro props with RPMs and such.
Now is new production.all change to be better than before.We have two product lines.one is same as Falcon.the other is same as Mejzlik.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:43 PM
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ACRO 2410th 126g
Mejzlik 2410th 166g
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:13 PM
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Nice looking, may have to try one out!
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One other thing about the weight though, if the weight is in the hub vs across the whole prop it will still spoil up quicker. That is where falcon excels, typically gaining a few RPM over the Mejzlik even. It takes less torque to spin the weight further out and for quick spool up I've noticed how a nice CF Falcon has changed my DLE 35 drastically and made it come alive.

I will still have to try one at some point. However, is there any thought (Peakmodel) of possibly using a composite core material? I have a feeling that this is what lead to one of the previous posts balance issues. Moisture in the wood core will wreak havoc with balance and longevity.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:25 PM
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Its tempting to try these at the price. But you do get what you pay for.
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Peak model ACRO /Carbon props are not my recommendation.... You get what you pay for .
Pay for junk get junk

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other then some minor cosmetic blemishes, the 24 x 8 I got for my DA60 was a perfect match. There is truth to "you get what you pay for" no doubt but my experience was very positive.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:18 PM
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I bought 2 of the early production Acro Props and I`m really meticulous on prop balancing, I even balance the hub. On the 23x8 and 24x8 that I purchased, they were out of balance both on the prop blades and on the hub. It was easy enough to balance the blades, but the hubs were way off that they could not be balanced.

Peaks new props look nice though.
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