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peterpont
03-17-2007, 04:11 AM
I am attempting to find out who has information on what planes, military or civil have a 6 blade prop. Please take the time to help me out. I know one of the military cargo planes uses 6 blades.
I have never seen a model of that plane that uses the scale number of props, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened.
Peter

rea59
03-17-2007, 08:04 PM
Heres three that used 6 bladed props. I know of no RC aircraft that do.

http://www.eagle.ca/~harry/aircraft/shinden/

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image2435.html

http://www.zap16.com/civ%20fact/civ%20fokker%20f-50.htm

TimOBrien
03-20-2007, 02:50 AM
Multiple-blade props have proven to be inefficient at model sizes. They just stir the air.

In fact the most efficient prop (used by control-line speed racers) only has ONE blade with a counterweight....

vax6335
03-20-2007, 03:14 AM
C-130 'J' Models use 6 bladed props. All the others use 4 blades. I've never seen a 6 bladed RC prop in my life.

r_kopka
03-20-2007, 09:51 AM
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS-1_Shin_Meiwa

Kai (picture at the end)

RK

rcers
03-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Here is one.....soon to be done (modeled) by a buddy of mine...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636132

Y0-3A

peterpont
03-22-2007, 10:15 PM
Here is one.....soon to be done (modeled) by a buddy of mine...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636132

Y0-3A
I would be very interested in knowing if he is planning a 6 blade prop for this build. Could you check to see if I may contact him? Thanks. The forum you gave seem to deal mostly with Spectrum radio gear
Peter

rcers
03-23-2007, 02:16 AM
I would be very interested in knowing if he is planning a 6 blade prop for this build. Could you check to see if I may contact him? Thanks. The forum you gave seem to deal mostly with Spectrum radio gear
Peter

He is - I am going to do some prop testing for him and have not gotten around to it....

You can contact him on eZone...I linked to the wrong thread sorry - Keith is here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=3087

Mike

Boomerang
03-23-2007, 10:15 AM
The post WW2 Seafire Mk 47 used a 6 bladed contra rotating propeller as did the Avro Shackleton which used a similar engine. The WW2 prototype Martin Baker MB-5 used one as well. - John.

Lancer31
03-23-2007, 07:13 PM
Here is one.....soon to be done (modeled) by a buddy of mine...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636132

Y0-3A
That prop on the YO-3A was done to make the airplane as quiet as possible, over the battlefield.

ElectricFlyGuy
04-05-2007, 12:01 AM
I love the look of multi blade props and hope they are produced more and more. For some reason, I feel there is better balance using a 3 or more blad prop. I keep looking for any websites and take notes on all that make multi blade props. --------> Scott;)

I am attempting to find out who has information on what planes, military or civil have a 6 blade prop. Please take the time to help me out. I know one of the military cargo planes uses 6 blades.
I have never seen a model of that plane that uses the scale number of props, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened.
Peter

ElectricFlyGuy
04-05-2007, 12:04 AM
Did they make props with any more than 6 blades? Hmm good question. Scott.

Heres three that used 6 bladed props. I know of no RC aircraft that do.

http://www.eagle.ca/~harry/aircraft/shinden/

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image2435.html

http://www.zap16.com/civ%20fact/civ%20fokker%20f-50.htm