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Old 09-21-2017, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Piper J3 View Post
The sheetmetal gauge from Van's, when used with a precision digital level, works very well to set blades within 0.1 degree pitch.

I have my blades set at 71.4 with the Rotax 912 engine. Performance matches Van's published figures and engine/prop run very smooth without need for dynamic balancing.
I've tried different settings, but agree with Piper J3...71.4 works best (at least for me). Both blades dead running super smooth! Digital level is you set reference angle as per instructions.
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