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  • Fournier Boy
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2007
    • 1012

    3 blade propeller recommendations for O-360 engine

    Dear Forumites,

    There are numerous approved propeller fitments for the O-360 engine, but equally there are a number of new manufacturers setting up who will make bespoke propeller units for engines, both for EASA types as well as PtF and experimental kit planes.

    I'm looking ideally for a wooden, but equally would look at a ground adjustable fixed pitch 3 blade propeller for the O-360, and I would welcome input from anyone who has flown with or knows people who have had any good experiences with any particular type and model propeller.

    I could esily go with a four blade Hoffman, but the three blade would be more fitting. I wont be fitting a two blade, I really need the prop clearance!

    FB
  • David Burke
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 10006

    #2
    Go on the Vans Air Force forum ! There is plenty of experience on that with people hanging different props on the front of Lycoming 0-360's.

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    • Mark A
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2006
      • 97

      #3
      Craig Catto makes some of the best wooden/composite props for the homebuilt market.
      He is very knowledgeable and has a great reputation for customer service, but you may have to wait in line a while for delivery.

      In the certificated world, I'd probably suggest MT in Germany.

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      • The Blue Max
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2005
        • 2115

        #4
        What Aeroplane??? Can make a big difference, not sure you will get the best out of a 0360 with a ground adjustable. My choice would be MT.
        "I see something of the cobra in you Stachel!"

        Sywell Airshow 17th August 2014

        www.sywellairshow.co.uk

        www.Biggles-Biplane.com

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        • David Burke
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jan 2000
          • 10006

          #5
          Three bladed prop ! I reckon a Hurricane scale replica would suit it best!

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          • Fournier Boy
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2007
            • 1012

            #6
            ;-)

            FB

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            • TonyT
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Oct 2006
              • 8897

              #7
              I would probably avoid the Hoffmann 3 blader on the 360 as that's the one the RAF keep losing blades off on their Tutors.

              The latest incident at Cranwell was another blade loss I believe, as was this one

              http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources...pdf_030406.pdf

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