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post #15 of Old 12-15-2012
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Re: overpropped vs underpropped

Kelly- what is your engine manufacturers spec for WOT. Full governed rpm is the rpm at full throttle in neutral, the governor controls the maximum rpm to prevent damage to the engine. If you were able to reach the max governed speed under load you were either way underpropped, or you have a lot of hp. Sounds like by increasing pitch you actually put the engine under load which would make a difference in sound.

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