Matt 7GCBC wrote:........... Curious if you have the taller aluminum gear legs on your newer GCBC that allows the 76" prop? .........
I'm curious about that prop. I just googled the Explorer specs: std explorer is 160-horse with 73" Sensenich 74DM6 prop, "High Country" package is 180-horse with full-length Sensenich 76EM8 prop. Izzat what yer talking about? Or is there an STC or approval for a longer prop on the 160-horse?
I have a 150-horse C150 taildragger-- the approved prop is a Sens 74DM6 which works OK, but it'd sure be nice to have something with a little more length to it. An 82" Cub borer prop might be too much of a good thing, ground clearance wise, but something about 78" or so would be just right. I'm running the approved 74" Sens with 56" of pitch, probably 55 might be a bit better all-around but any flatter than that makes it too inefficientIMHO. I did have a 74" x 52 pitch, and it turned up good (a little too good,in fact) but didn't seem to pull like it oughta. Ya need more lengthif you're gonna flatten them out like that.