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Old 04-18-2004
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lowest drag for fixed 3 blade?

I have an Ericson 31I with a 15" fixed three blade prop. Being that a self-feathering prop is out of the budget, what is the lowest drag situation for this fixed 3-blade gear:

1- freely rotating

or

2- locked in the "mickey mouse" position with two blades up and one inline with the keel?

or

3-quit worrying about the details and just sail.


Any thoughts?

Doug
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