Summary of my prop swap out, switching from the original Warp Drive to this three blade Sensenich propeller: http://www.zenith.aero/profiles/blogs/new-prop-for-my-701

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Comment by Damien Graham on September 12, 2016 at 7:26pm
Did you notice any speed difference with the 3 blade Sensenich prop? It has been suggested that switching to the 3 blade Sensenich increases climb but causes a slight decrease in cruise speed.
I have a 2 blade 68 inch Sensenich and I have considered the 3 blade. Thanks.
Comment by Mike DiPetrillo on September 7, 2016 at 2:29pm

Thanks, Sebastian. Was just curious. I'm going with a Whirlwind STOL prop on mine. Nickel edges for some of the reasons you mentioned. I've had Sensenich props on lots of other planes I've had and they're great props. Definitely stand up to a lot of abuse.

Comment by Sebastian Dewhurst on September 7, 2016 at 2:20pm
Hi Mike. I had no complaints at all with the WD, just it was getting pretty battered (no metal leading edges) and the tips were eroded from landing on dirt and sand. It just felt like I wasn't getting off the ground as fast as I used to and wasn't getting the climb rates I used to. No complaints with the brand, though, and even the folks at Sensenich said WDs are tough props.
Comment by Mike DiPetrillo on September 6, 2016 at 8:32pm

Nice! What made you switch from the Warp Drive?

Comment by Felipe Fried on September 6, 2016 at 5:51pm

Hi Seb, it's great to see 2701D again!

I've been using two of these same blades on my 701 and Rans S6.

Mine are on Airmaster constant speed hubs.  I like the Sensenich blades a lot.  Efficient, quiet,

and very light.

Philip

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