Test Propeller, Langley

Test Propeller, Langley

     

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

Physical Description:
Small three-blade 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. This example unfinished, not yet sanded to a smooth airfoil cross section. No shaft hole.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Wood
Varnish
Steel
Adhesive
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 51.4 x 56.8 x 10.2 x 7.6 x 4.3cm (20 1/4 x 22 3/8 x 4 x 3 x 1 11/16 in.)

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

Physical Description:
Small three-blade 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. This example unfinished, not yet sanded to a smooth airfoil cross section. No shaft hole.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Type
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Materials
Wood
Varnish
Steel
Adhesive
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 51.4 x 56.8 x 10.2 x 7.6 x 4.3cm (20 1/4 x 22 3/8 x 4 x 3 x 1 11/16 in.)

ID: A19820671000