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branden1832
01-29-2010, 06:36 PM
so i am getting a xtreme DD tail rotor kit and was wondering what size GWS prop i should use with it. My guess is the 4025 or should i go with somthing a bit more pitchey like a 4530 or a 4540. My setup is stock except for a xtreme swash and xtreme skids.:dontknow

Viet-Lama
01-30-2010, 01:09 AM
Are you running a V1 or V2?

Get several props, they are only like .90 each from TowerHobbies.com
The smaller props work better on a lighter bee. If a smaller prop also seems to work as well as a larger one then use the smaller one. It will run more efficiently and the motors life will be extended.

If your running a V1 try a 4020, 4025 and 4030 if a V2 then 4025 or 4040 should work best. If you start adding weight to a V2 then id suggest a 4530

First two numbers is length in inches, second two numbers is the pitch in degrees.

branden1832
01-30-2010, 07:25 PM
thanks vl the 1 thing i do no is prop sizes from my 3d foamies. Always apreicate the knowlage

Viet-Lama
01-31-2010, 12:57 PM
Opps, me made a takey.... 4025 to 4040 should have been 4030 to 4040

Your welcome Branden

FLThreeFiveZero
01-31-2010, 09:08 PM
Ive looked around and I cant seem to find 4020 or 4030 props at any of the suppliers I can think of (Ive found 3030's, 4025's, 4040's, and 4530's). Ive tried BP,Tower.......so many I cant remember now.:dontknow

VL, or anybody where are you finding the 20's and 30's at?


Thanks
J.R.

Viet-Lama
02-01-2010, 07:45 AM
Got mine at BP and Tower myself, that was many months ago though. The props you listed are great, youll find a good one in that diverse group so dont stress over it. :thumbup:

FLThreeFiveZero
02-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Good deal, Ill go with what Ive got.

Thanks,
J.R.