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Re: Prop size for 4-107

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
What you have now is what we call a "square prop" i.e. diameter and pitch the same and they seldom work well.
There's an interesting point. The same thing applies to engine bore & stroke ratios - when they are the same it is also called a "square" engine and it seldom works well either.

I understand that sail plans where the area is equally split between main & jib ("square"?) also don't generally work well.

Any math wizards here who can explain this curiosity?
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