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Old 10-06-2021, 05:32 PM
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Default Alternate props for RV-6A

What other fixed pitch props are available for an RV-6A with an 0-360. I have the big sensenich cruise prop that may have a problem.
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:19 PM
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You can find them here..... https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bi...1&browse=props
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Old 10-06-2021, 07:25 PM
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You won't beat a Whirlwind: https://whirlwindpropellers.com/airc...-o-320-io-360/
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Old 10-06-2021, 10:48 PM
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very happy with my Catto
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Old 10-07-2021, 06:52 AM
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+1. Never buy fixed pitch unless you have too …ground adjustable is the NEW fixed pitch. Love my Whirlwind…. pretty to look at too.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:22 AM
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Default Weight and Balance

I'm also looking to replace a Sensenich on a RV-6. I'm tilting towards the Whirlwind. What did those who went in this direction do to compensate for the loss of weight with the new prop? I have an O-320 and the weight and balance tends towards tail heavy already.

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Old 10-07-2021, 08:26 AM
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I'm also looking to replace a Sensenich on a RV-6. I'm tilting towards the Whirlwind. What did those who went in this direction do to compensate for the loss of weight with the new prop? I have an O-320 and the weight and balance tends towards tail heavy already.

Thanks!

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Sean,

I have had an Ed Sterba wood, an MT composite fixed pitch, a Catto 3-blade composite, a Whirlwind ground adjustable composite, a Whirlwind composite constant speed, and a Hartzell metal constant speed prop on my RV6 over the last almost 20 years. Initially, I had an older (heavier) starter along with a (balancing?) ring with the wood prop. I had neither of these with the Whirlwind ground adjustable and the plane flew just fine. Yes, a bit "nose-light" {:-)

In the lightest config, I did load it once to max aft CG and flew it to a point of deciding if I could fly to minimum fuel. I did, although I had to pay close attention to the flying.

Just sharing to maybe ease your mind a bit. If you stay within the range that Van's gives, you will retain a controllable airplane.
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Old 10-07-2021, 04:45 PM
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I'm also looking to replace a Sensenich on a RV-6. I'm tilting towards the Whirlwind. What did those who went in this direction do to compensate for the loss of weight with the new prop? I have an O-320 and the weight and balance tends towards tail heavy already.

Thanks!

Cheers, Sean
I replaced wood prop with Whirlwind, so all stayed close to same. Sabre plate will take care off additional needed weight.
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