While discussing aviation accidents with some co-workers I went to the NTSB website and was surprised (and saddened) to see that a 701 got damaged two weeks ago out where I live: accident report

 

But I was also excited because I thought that would mean there was a Zenith builder around but from the registration details it looks like the owner is a snowbird from Oregon, just visiting.

 

And then I found this picture of him and the plane (taken 10 days before the accident):

I don't know much (ok anything) about props but why would someone put a 5 bladed prop on this kind of plane? What are the advantages, I always thought that big engines = more props but I am a total novice here.

 

Hopefully he can fix the damage and get back flying again.

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Comment by Michael Babott on December 12, 2012 at 2:20pm

Wonder what kind of engine he was running....

Comment by David Peterson on April 28, 2011 at 11:36pm
Ahh ... nothing that another blade can't fix :)
Comment by David Peterson on April 24, 2011 at 6:27am
Hmm ... 2 for GO ... 3 for SHOW .. and 5 for ... WHOAH?
Comment by nelson D on April 22, 2011 at 10:35pm

you sure you don"t need more blades,LOL

not every builder is an pilot , not every pilot is a builder

Comment by Bob McDonald on April 22, 2011 at 4:23pm
That looks like an "Airboat" prop. It could also be a type used on trike aircraft... I certainly have never seen one on an aircraft in the LSA category. 

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