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Sensenich Prop

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:51 am
by scubarider
Anybody heard any pros/cons on the new Sensenich composite prop?  I may be going with it, the 70" ground adjustable model.  They also have a 9" spinner precut and ready to install except paint.
Cost of the prop is $1,525 and the spinner is $165.  Pricey  :shock:

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:20 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
I want to see how they stand up for a few years first and see what the total weight is.
In the meantime, my adjustable Warpdrive should be here any day and they have a good reputation for ruggedness on water/gravel for about $1K.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:45 pm
by DaveU
For what it's worth, Jack at Cornell Aero (a distributor/builder) says that the ivo medium out pulls the sensenich ground adjustable.  He has done static testing between some of the props.  He now uses the IVo.

I guess he should know.

I am using the warp drive, standard blade, 3 blade.  Not the fastest, but it is a nice prop and works gooood.  I know that because takeoffs still equal landings.


PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:06 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
I've got a new 3 blade Ivo medium adjustable sitting in the hangar but the adjustable Warpdrive is supposed to be a little more rugged, so I'm waiting for it.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:44 am
by stede52
I went back to Cornell to visit and fly with Jack(whom I ended up buying my kit from), great guy and very knowledgable.  I know he went to the medium IVO for three reasons, price, ease of adjustability he said it out pulled the Sensenich.  I did ask him if he tested any other props and he said he didn't which I can understand because that could get quite expensive. I'm considering the Warp, Sensenich and the KievProp.  I've talked to one guy who's had experience with all the above props and hands down he would use nothing but Kiev. He claims it's also Troys choice of prop for the 912S highlander.  Has anyone had experience with the KievProp?

not bought yet

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:13 pm
by scubarider
Have not put any money down yet on the prop.  Still waiting for all your input.  Thanks and keep it coming.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:39 pm
by Johnny C!
What engine did Jack test these props on?

I was leaning toward the Sensinich GA,
based on Troy & Jamie's suggestions,
but I haven't bought anything yet.



PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:06 pm
by stede52
Jack tested the two props on the 912S without the airbox.

after all said and done

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:18 pm
by scubarider
After all is said and done have decided to go with the Warp for the plane.  3 blade with the nickel edge and the custom tips for cruise.  Check out their website.