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Old 03-01-2021, 04:10 PM
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Has anyone done any data on fixed pitch props for a 750# 160hp o320 RV-3? Catto says 66" by 76 or 78" for a two blade.
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:15 PM
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:26 PM
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Good info...looks like 68x76 is the way to go. It came with a sterba 68x72, however it was not in good shape and would need some repair. Thanks Tony
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:44 PM
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Ellipse is Paul Lipps. Google him for some interesting reading.

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Old 03-02-2021, 05:13 PM
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I have one for sale.
Sensenick 70CM6516-0-81. TT 197.
Has 4" spacer, Bolts and 12" Spinner.
Location Lodi, CA. $2500
This came off of a 150 HP RV-3
It is the recommended prop for 150 HP & 160 HP RV-3's and 160 HP RV-4's.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:57 AM
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Has anyone done any data on fixed pitch props for a 750# 160hp o320 RV-3? Catto says 66" by 76 or 78" for a two blade.
I spent a week prepping an 0-320 powered -Three to go to Germany. (Heard it's in Italy now) It has a Catto 69/69 which worked well. I tested several props for Craig on my 150HP RV4 back in the day and his 69/69 worked well on my light Four.

https://youtu.be/JjkhwVsN4MU

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Old 03-04-2021, 10:20 AM
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OT, but what headset are you wearing in that video Smokey?
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Old 03-06-2021, 10:19 AM
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I spent a week prepping an 0-320 powered -Three to go to Germany. (Heard it's in Italy now) It has a Catto 69/69 which worked well. I tested several props for Craig on my 150HP RV4 back in the day and his 69/69 worked well on my light Four.

https://youtu.be/JjkhwVsN4MU

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Yup, Heinz sold it to Giulio, who's enjoying her in northern Italy, near Milan. Nice little plane!
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Old 03-06-2021, 01:14 PM
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That looked like a fun video....can't wait to get my bird in the air.
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