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Old 03-17-2017, 03:51 PM
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The wood props offered interested me especially the Catto, however, it appears that in a rain situation they tend to degrade, also from a weight and balance perspective the CG tended to move aft.
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The -7A's tend to be tail heavy and there are a lot of -7's flying with Catto props.

The nickel leading edge that Craig came out with a few years ago solved the water erosion issue with his props. However, that doesn't stop you from going so fast as to take the paint off your plane.

So now I slow down in rain to save my paint, not the prop.

One other thing you didn't mention, composite props are MUCH smoother than metal props.
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