Test Propeller, Langley

Test Propeller, Langley

     

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

Physical Description:
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. Rounded tips. Hub reinforced with a 1/16 inch (0.2 cm) thick metal plate mounted with screws, on one side only. Shaft hole reinforced with metal tube.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Wood
Varnish
Copper Alloy
Steel
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 100 x 23.5 x 4.4 x 0.6 x 14cm (39 3/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in.)

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

Physical Description:
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. Rounded tips. Hub reinforced with a 1/16 inch (0.2 cm) thick metal plate mounted with screws, on one side only. Shaft hole reinforced with metal tube.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Wood
Varnish
Copper Alloy
Steel
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 100 x 23.5 x 4.4 x 0.6 x 14cm (39 3/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in.)

ID: A19820648000