Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood, Langley Test Propellers
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
National Air and Space Museum
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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.
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
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.
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers