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Constant Speed Prop for O-540

 
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MFreeman



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Constant Speed Prop for O-540 Reply with quote

I started recovering my aircraft a few months ago and going to make some modifications. Itís a Starduster II with a Lycoming 0-540-E4A5. It has a McCauley PFA 8056/1P235 fixed pitch prop and I going to change it over to a constant speed.

Any ideas on the best make and model of prop that would work with the O-540 and the Starduster II?

M.Freeman
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Don Adamson



Joined: 08 Dec 2005
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Location: Lonoke, AR

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: CS prop Reply with quote

Your engine probably came off of a Cherokee 6 and a prop from the same plane would work well. If you are going to do serious aerobatics then an aerobatic prop from a Pitts S2B with associated governor would be a good choice.

Also be aware that the governor drive speed is different on a wide deck and narrow deck engine; require different governors.

And then there are the exotic props; MT, Whirlwind, Hartzel Claw.
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bmcj



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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some discussion here near the end of the first post.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=12188#12188
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