Test Propeller, Langley
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.
Overall: Laminated Wood; Coating: Original Varnish; Other: Paper, Adhesive. Small propeller used for aerodynamic testing only. Not used for flight trials on aircraft or models. Constructed from narrow wooden strips glued together similar to boat planking and then sanded to a smooth airfoil cross section. Tips reinforced with paper.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Smithsonian Institution
- PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers
- Unidentified wood, Paper
- Rotor/Propeller: 51.4 x 5.1 x 14.3cm (20 1/4 in. x 2 in. x 5 5/8 in.)
- Storage: 55.25 x 20.32 x 9.53cm (1ft 9 3/4in. x 8in. x 3 3/4in.)