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Variable pitch props
« on: July 09, 2001, 01:49:20 PM »

I have a terrible time backing my #1436 Mk II (3 bladed prop) and want to install a variable pitch prop to solve my problem. I hear they do a good job of overcoming the prop walk problem in reverse and are also more efficient in forward.
 I would like to hear from others that have found relief with a variable pitch, problems encountered and the best makes to consider.


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backing up
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2001, 04:57:53 PM »

Hi Bill, I too had a problem backing up with my three blade fixed. I found some helpful advice on this website and back up with no problem at all now.  I was taught to come to a complete stop, then give it a good shot in reverse for a couple of seconds then let off.  You then are going in reverse and can straighten out a bit.  Then give it another shot and let off.  You'll find out that you can back up fairly straight this way.
Al & Candy Moreau  (Dun Wish'n) 1488 Borden light Marina


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Variable Pitch Props
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2001, 11:24:54 PM »

Bill -
 There's a message thread on this message board at that discusses these props.  I use mine for racing, but backing up is now a snap.
 Dave Smith
 Bear Territory #1421
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