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Old 06-23-2019, 06:42 AM
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I wonder if there are any plans for a version that could be used on the IO540?
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:45 PM
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Not this prop but I did order an RV200 prop with a fairly custom paint (not to fancy) and it was dead on the date they promised. I find that they also read these forums and I believe they are trying to do better with communications and lead time. Everyone at Whirlwind has been super nice so its hard to imagine that anyone can get upset at them. As a business owners I know how the Internet could be your best friend or your worse enemy.
I'm hanging the prop next week and can't wait to post the performance but at first glance it's just beautiful. If you are at all interested in this prop or any Whirlwind CS prop, I have one thing to say : You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar - Just call them and tell them if you are concerned
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Old 06-23-2019, 03:28 PM
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I wonder if there are any plans for a version that could be used on the IO540?
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They seem to be producing one for the IO540 called the 375 @ 378HRT, just FYI. I've not heard anyone's experience with this prop. So far they have been prompt at least getting me a quote and delivery. The 300-72RV series is being made in their California facility instead of the constant speed facility in Ohio to help with back-log.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:33 AM
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Default Whirlwind prop for RV10

I just had the honor to install the NEW Whirlwind 3 Blade prop on my RV10 for testing with Jim R. From Whirlwind. I had the standard Hartzell.
Prop and spinner installed with the same cowl spacing, no issues except having to lengthen the nose gear slot on the bottom of the cowl because of having a extra blade in the way.
As wonderful as the Hartzell is I must say this Whirlwind was nothing short of amazing!!! Increased climb, smooooooooth!!! Very smooth. All my temps seemed even better, closer. We took the 10 up to 10.5 ft to see if it matches the Hartzell cruise and it's so close I really need to take a longer trip to get better numbers but initially it seems to have not lost any as other three blades do.
Did I mention how smooth and balanced the Whirlwind is???
Pics and other info will be coming soon from Whirlwind,
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:37 PM
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I wonder if there are any plans for a version that could be used on the IO540?
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They seem to be producing one for the IO540 called the 375 @ 378HRT, just FYI. I've not heard anyone's experience with this prop. So far they have been prompt at least getting me a quote and delivery. The 300-72RV series is being made in their California facility instead of the constant speed facility in Ohio to help with back-log.
I’m running the 375 and can attest it works very well. VERY SMOOTH
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Old 06-25-2019, 10:30 AM
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Default Dollars and sense...

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(Note: “New” refers to April 23, 2019)


Available for order through Whirl Wind Aviation, the introductory 2019 list price is $12,500 (includes the propeller and 13” RV style spinner).
Gorgeous and I am certain, impressive prop.
However comma, it's hard to justify spending more $$ on a propeller than my used 0-360J, Catto and panel cost combined!


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Old 07-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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Default 300-72RV on order

Ordered the prop a few weeks ago, so far customer service has been outstanding. I've seen WW paint on props and I must say I hope mine is as good!! They are very willing to custom paint a prop complete with custom tip striping.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:11 PM
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I’ve been planning to install a 74HRT on my Titan XIO-370 powered RV-8 since considering all the prop options and speaking to all the tech reps last year at Oshkosh. I saw this post and was very interested in the 300-72RV, but wanted to wait and see the prop and talk to the Whirlwind reps about both props. I found the props in the WW booth on Monday, but today after multiple visits I found out there isn’t a single WW rep at OSH, and there won't be all week.

I called the factory and talked to the receptionist to confirm, and she said they weren’t attending. I thought that was an odd decision, not to attend one of the two major annual trade shows. I asked her why they weren't coming and she said they can't be everywhere. I would buy that reason if I popped into the factory and there wasn't anyone who could answer my sales questions, but to plan to skip AirVenture...??

She also said the Titan reps should be able to answer my questions. I tried that approach, but they couldn’t. The Titan reps I talked to hadn’t read the WW literature, and I wouldn’t expect them to be able to sell some other company's products. I’m not sure why WW isn’t here to represent their own products, but that choice combined with the negative comments in this thread that WW has not yet answered is giving me serious reservations about buying from them.

I came to OSH with a big check in my pocket, intent on not going home until I had a prop ordered. I spent today revisiting my propellor decision and went back to talk to Hartzel and Catto.

Can any of the current WW customers talk me off the ledge?
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:20 PM
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Get off the ledge!
I know that whirlwind does not have a great presence at Osh. I have installed my 300-72 and it is a thing of beauty. Ask yourself if you want the very best prop or a nice salesman. If you want the best prop, be patient and call whirlwind and order. I hope to have my bird in the air in a couple of weeks, then I will have more info.

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Old 07-26-2019, 09:10 PM
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Just to update the thread, I received a nice PM from someone at Whirl Wind Propellers: Ground-Adjustable Division. She is very knowledgable about the constant speed props, and I'm exchanging emails with her to get answers to all the questions I brought to Oshkosh. Her response is restoring my confidence in proceeding with a WW purchase.
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