Test Propeller, Langley
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.
Propeller of the style used on Langley experimental flying model aircraft, 1896 to 1903. Construction is wooden frame covered with frabic, metal hub. On one side, supporting post at center with two guy wires going out to corner of each tip. This one probably used for aerodynamic testing only.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- Smithsonian Institution
- PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers
- Steel; Unidentified wood; Doped fabric
- Rotor/Propeller: 100 x 16.4 x 27.9cm (39 3/8 in. x 6 7/16 in. x 11 in.)
- Storage: 106.7 x 32.4 x 20.8cm (42 x 12 3/4 x 8 3/16 in.)
- Storage (Aluminum pallet with fabric cover): 152.4 × 213.4 × 152.4cm, 238.6kg (60 × 84 × 60 in., 526lb.)