(I received this letter from Jim Poulter and posted it here because Jim doesn't have a computer.)
"Burl has asked me to say something about the 80/40 prop on the C-145 Sedan. As he would not come across with the fee I requested am deleting the stuff about vertical climbs to 57,000 ft in 2.4 minutes, TAS of 402K at 32,000 ft and the problem of staying on the water long enough to get the throttle fully open.
My boys and I have four Sedans. When they flew the new prop they were completely disoriented by the acceleration. One is an F-16 pilot, the other flies F-18s.
I hope all the factual stuff pleased you Burl. You get what you pay for.
I was flying N1259H with a new Sensenich 80/40 wood seaplane prop. Not exactly a rocket as I weigh 300#.
I have not had a chance to try the McCauley on floats but the performance on wheels is very much improved. Static RPM is 2400. R.O.C. is an honest 1,000 fpm with a 300# pilot and full tanks. T.O roll is much shortened. Full throttle level flight RPM is 2700 which is just right.
I'm pleased as hell.
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