Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood, Langley Test Propellers

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

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

Materials

Steel; Unidentified wood; Original Varnish; Doped fabric

Dimensions

  • Rotor/Propeller: 62.9 x 7.6 x 14.6cm (24 3/4 in. x 3 in. x 5 3/4 in.)
  • Storage: 66.68 x 24.13 x 14.92cm (2ft 2 1/4in. x 9 1/2in. x 5 7/8in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1887-1903

Physical Description

Propeller of the style used on Langley experimental flying model aircraft, 1896 to 1903. Construction is wooden frame, intended to be covered with frabic, metal hub. This one probably intended for aerodynamic testing only.

Type

PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

Inventory Number

A19780094000