Scimitar Propellors questions

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  1. Arsenal VG-33

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    Recently, I've taken an interest in these multi-bladed props seen on modern transport aircraft, called Scimitar propellors. Just two questions concerning these:

    Are they fixed or variable pitched, or can they be both?
    Also, do such props exists in small versions, say for RC aircraft purposes?
    Thank you.
     
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    AFAIK some of the ones you'll see on commuters and GA aircraft are constant speed. Don't know about RC stuff
     
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    I know of one T-34 Mentor with a scimitar prop. I don't know about RC ones either.
     
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    Like a swept wing, the curved blades are attempts to prevent the airflow from going supersonic at the outter diameters. Ever heard a formation of T-34s. Louder than hell because the straight blades are supersonic at the tips and inefficient.
     
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    Hartzell have a "Top Prop" aftermarket mod that puts constant speed scimitar shaped props on light aircraft.
    I have seen RC model props with highly swept leading edges, similar to the Hartzell product, but I'm not really into the RC scene, so don't have any moer info sorry.
     
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