OPINION OF SENSENICH 3 BLADE ON A 701 912ULS?? WORTH THE MONEY??

HAS ANYBODY DONE THE SENSENICH 3 BLADE UPGRADE  WITH HUB,SPINNER, THAT CAN SHARE THEIR FEELINGS ABOUT EFFECTIVENESS OVERALL(CLIMB-CRUISE) AND WORTH THE $2400.00 COST. ID LIKE TO DO IT,BUT LOOKING FOR OPINIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE.OR WOULD THEY SUGGEST A DIFFERENT PROP...TKS  GREG

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Comment by Raymond Paul on April 9, 2014 at 12:35am

Hi Greg, I looked at the 75inch prop option but was worried with ground clearance as I use mainly grass runways. I have ordered the 70 inch for my 701, Roger at Zenith advised me that 70 inch would be ok to use,usually the 68 inch is the most common used size.

If you worried about clearance Whirlwind can factory cut the prop down for you to 73 inch. Just a thought as 75 inch is big.

Also double check if you need to order the prop spacer 4 inch, this you would need to order direct from Sabre so get the order in early as they running up to 4 weeks on production back logs. 

Comment by greg frank on April 8, 2014 at 3:01pm

the folks at whirlwind props just called me back.they had miss quoted the price on their NEW 75 INCH STOL 3 BLADE PROP to me.its brand new (6 months in production) and the person that quoted me the price wasnt familiar with the new prop price.the actual price of the prop is $1775.00 and $335.00 for the spinner. bringing the total to $2110.00.a $175.00 increase.BUT THEY HONORED THEIR PRICE QUOTE.And sold it to me for the original $1935.00 they told me..very standup thing to do!! and very much appreciated!! just wanted to put in a good word for the folks at WHIRLWIND PROPS. Will post my opinion on the new prop setup as soon as we can...greg

Comment by greg frank on April 8, 2014 at 11:18am

raymond,thanks so much for this info! just got off the phone with them,ordered their new STOL 75 in.3 blade w/spinner...whole package was over 20% less then sensenich at $1935.00 talk to jim in their tech dept.really knows what hes talkin about!  thanks again....greg

Comment by Raymond Paul on April 8, 2014 at 9:32am

Hi Greg here is an answer, see below, I got from Phillip in South Africa asking the same questions about props and costs.He is the agent for Zenith in South Africa.

Hope it helps you.

Raymond

 I only have Whirlwind props in stock. They are absolutely the best
performing props! We have tested against a large variety and they outperform
all of them. Compared to some blades up to 300% better climb performance!!!
The WWPC blades prformed better than all these blades, some with huge
performance increases, and some by only 6 % but they have been better than
all of them.
Ivo.
Warpdrive
DUC
Woodcomp ( fixed and in flight adjustable)
Airmaster ( inflight adjustale)
Neuform
Sensenich
GSC
Kiev
GT

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