Test Propeller, Langley

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
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

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Unidentified wood, Paper
Dimensions
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.)

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
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

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Unidentified wood, Paper
Dimensions
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.)

ID: A19820628000