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Anyone know a thing about propellers?

  1. May 26, 2010 #1
    at what diameter, pitch, and blade number would be the best combination for a high speed propeller? i'd like the diameter to be under 8 foot in diameter.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 28, 2010 #2
    I have heard that if they start breaking the speed of sound then you lose power. I'd copy a prop design that already exists.

    There's lots of info about this. Have you read any of this?

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