I don't think he is joking. I've seen people do exactly that. If you feel like your engine is not performing well. Just cut of a couple of inches on the prop. :lol:
We go visit this small town one weekend and decide to chuck a couple of fun flys in the back to play with the folks there. We find this one guy that is having some serious problems with his Super Tigre .45 as he can't get enough rpm out of it and the engine keeps cutting out after a couple of minutes flying. I get appointed to check it out and dang! An 11X5 cut down to what apears to be a 8Xsomething! Engine sounds like a freakin bee on steroids. Now imagine me trying to explain to this old timer that his engine is simply overheating! Trust me being 22 doesn't make this easy.
Joking? Not me! Take a 15-4 and cut an inch off each tip, and you get a 13-3 1/2 or so!! Awesome pulling power and instant spool- up, but you can't buy one off the shelf!
Actually, I WAS joking, but now it's starting to sound feasible. I figured Citabria was trying to start another thread like the "Hovering" thread, with all the wise-ass comebacks and stuff. If he was serious, I apologize. Just wonder why we haven't heard back from him?
Glad you had a good time this weekend, I flew my electric a lot!! I'm feeling GREAT actually. Modern medicine ROCKS!!
I am one who hates this prop, but others love it. Personally I can't see modifying an APC. There are 11.5x4 and 11x4 with the same shape, so I'm not sure you will get any upgrade with the cut down one. Then again, if you do it, let us know. You might invent the perfect 3D prop!!!
I'm gonna modify a zinger one time to Chucks specs, that's supposed to be the Shizzle!!