I never said that it doesn't matter.
The closer you can get to the same pitch of each blade the better it is.
I Said ( The pin setting method is in my view is as close as 95% of the all the props set with a gage ).
I also rarely provide info based on opinion ( I use the experience of over 50 years of working with tolerances of less then.0005 Thousands of a inch ).
A one piece propeller is not within 1 tenth of a degree, they are all hand sanded to the final finish.
Fact 1. degree = .01745 thousands of a inch, .1 is ten times less .001745.
You may be able to set a propeller better than 95% of the propellers flying.
Most test equipment and propeller blade rotation and test location placement is not that close. ( they all have some tolerance )
And the blade itself will have some tolerance across the changing pitch curve.
The end of the blade moves thru the air almost 3 times faster than at the hub.
The pitch gets less as it move out to the end of the prop.
If using the pins to set the prop then test with a gauge and report the results.
I also think that dynamic balancing is a good idea.
Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002
Your are of course welcome to your opinion if you think it doesn't matter.