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Old 01-06-2020, 10:23 AM
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My 0-320 E2A 160 hp came with a Sterba 68x72 prop.

There really wasn't any information in the prop logbook.

Just curious about a few things.
1. What is the safe max continuous RPM?
2. I have not put wheel pants or fairing on yet, but I am see a speed of 130 kts at 2350 rpm while at 2500 feet. Seems a bit low. Would this be more of a climb prop? Or is this about normal?
3. What RPM should I see with a 160 hp?

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Old 01-06-2020, 10:31 AM
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Email: ed_sterba@excite.com ("ed_sterba" - the underscore doesn't show up with the hyperlink in some fonts.)

He usually responds within a day.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:47 AM
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2. I have not put wheel pants or fairing on yet, but I am see a speed of 130 kts at 2350 rpm while at 2500 feet. Seems a bit low.
Perfectly normal. Reconvene after installation of gear leg fairings and wheel pants. Significant speed and rpm increases are typical.
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