Originally Posted by rk2436
Why bother losing 5 kts and $4200 ? Photoshop a 3 blade on your -12 if want to send a picture looking cool. Makes me want to switch over my 2 blade Sensenich to my Rans S21 to see if I can improve the performance.
I think it was more than looks and performance. With Van's incorporating basically an annual dynamic prop balance, dealing with that protractor, the different weights of those sensenich blades etc.
When you compare the 3-blade Sensinich pricing and all the parts and spinner from Vans it probably isn't that far apart. Of course the ELSA certification for builders ordering kits adds a wrinkle, so Vans really needs to offer this as an option imho.