|Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:01 am Post subject: "White Lightning" flies again!
My D-EGFL aka "White Lightning" has received the new propeller blades,
made by GT Propellers in Italy after a 3 month wait.
The electric constant speed hub is still the same, the new blade type is
called V29, and they have a shape that makes it more suitable for the
electric drive that is much weaker than a hydraulic hub. And looks
better, too! (The ones with the colorfull tips are the old ones.)
Yesterday I went flying, and all worked fine. Prop pitch adjustment
works in both directions and in both Manual and C/S mode. GT has made a
good job balancing the prop in the factory, it runs quite smooth.
Performance is also slightly better, climb rate (at) 87KIAS and 1340 lbs
about 1200ft/min. Top speed with 2700/26MAP in 4000ft : 147KIAS! You
might remember that my XS is powered by a ULPower 390iS that has
That`s it for now, more to come.
Greetings from a cold and wet Hessian early autumn!
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