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Old 22-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Prop choice for an XR2 200

Looking for a prop for our new motor (XR2 200). Have been told that a 21" laser 2 would be a good option.

Have seen this on Ebay though and wondered if it might be suitable (26" cleaver over hub).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STAINLESS-STEE...QQcmdZViewItem

Item 230093688576

Never run with a cleaver before so im not sure what they are like. I am familiar with chopper props and know that the hole shot is v poor but the top end is better.

Is it the same with cleavers and does the fact that its a 4 blade make the hole shot better?

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Old 22-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #2
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laser is what i would go for every time,tried a ballastic,chopper and cleaver on my phantom and the laser II was excellent as an all rounder
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Old 22-02-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
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A cleaver will try to lift the arse and so may be the answer if you had two XR2's on the back. My guess would be a chopper (bow lifting) in the 22"/24" range. My experience of a Laser II on a Ring was not good when trying to pull a skier but it might work for you depending on your use. ET's work and so might a Yam. I thought a Trophy should have worked but was crap!
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Old 22-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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You managed to get rid of that Cosworth motor that was on it in the end then Doc?
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Old 22-02-2007, 02:54 PM   #5
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Looking for a prop for our new motor (XR2 200). Have been told that a 21" laser 2 would be a good option.

Have seen this on Ebay though and wondered if it might be suitable (26" cleaver over hub).

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/STAINLESS-STEE...QQcmdZViewItem

Item 230093688576

Never run with a cleaver before so im not sure what they are like. I am familiar with chopper props and know that the hole shot is v poor but the top end is better.

Is it the same with cleavers and does the fact that its a 4 blade make the hole shot better?

Cheers

Al
I think the first place to start with is the gear ratio - you should have either a 2:1 or a 1.87:1 box with an XR2.

By the way a 26" would be too big!
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Old 22-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
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You managed to get rid of that Cosworth motor that was on it in the end then Doc?
Yeah - no worries there cheers mate - the motor was in immaculate condition so we had no problems selling it
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