View Full Version : 5 blade props

07-25-2016, 09:26 AM
Does anyone have experience with 5 blade props performance benefits, or if they are better?

07-25-2016, 12:56 PM
The more blades is more surface area which is good for quicker starts but slower speeds and more prop wash. I should have stayed with a three blade on my DD had I known then what I know now.

07-25-2016, 01:58 PM
seems like there was a lot of press when they first started being discussed a few years ago and now it's crickets when you ask about them.
unless you are looking at some real specific reasonings, too many 4blades that have a proven track record to justify switching imo.

beat taco
07-25-2016, 04:21 PM
I've heard of people going to 5 then back to 4 and definitely right on about the 3 blade on a DD