| Thinking on building a 42'' span trainer that calls for a Speed 400 and | 2.33/1 gearbox driving a 9x5 slimprop, as I have decent 9x6 nylons and a | 8x6 Masterprop spare can I use one of these and what effect will it have | compared to the 9x5?, will a slightly higher pitch cause the motor | problems? (Graupner 400 motor and gearbox),
The 9x6 will cause slightly higher power consumption at the same throttle level, and therefore slightly higher heat. It might give you slightly better performance.
The 8x6 could go either way vs. the 9x5. If you had a 3D plane it probably wouldn't work as well, but a trainer rarely does 3D, so ...
It's hard to be more specific without knowing the specifics about your entire power system and putting them into Motocalc or something similar. But if 9x5 works well, the other two props will probably work OK as well.
And really, props like that are cheap, so try what you've got.