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Museum or a static aircraft?
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We manufacture props for sport and experimental aircraft.
How to configure your own propeller (not airworthy)
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Our props are accurate reproductions of original models from particular airplanes, we don’t sell low-quality products.
Scaled props still have the right proportions.
Length (and material) has a major impact on price. I would like to give you a few recommendations from my experience.
Propellers under 130 cm are more like model propellers. Although this length does not seem to be so small, the propeller begins to look like a real propeller from about 170 cm. This length is already common for sport two-seat aircraft (like my Pietenpol).
The Length of the original propellers from our offer was around 2.2 – 2.6m. The power plants from the WW1 and twenties were spinning at low rpm, so large propellers were a good option to achieve a high efficiency. However, it is the size and variety of shapes of these aircraft propellers from that era that makes them artistic gems that aviation enthusiasts around the world like to hang on the wall.
The weight of a two-meter long propeller is around 6 kg, a two-and-a-half-meter long propeller is around 10 kg. It’s only the Avia propeller, which weighs about 70% more that all the other propellers.
Photo from 2012, from the beginning of our efforts, with three versions of the Sopwith Camel propeller (125, 173 and 250cm):
Stain or not?
The ash lumber may be stained. Using the stain I can reach mahogany or brown shade of the wood. Even two-colored props may be lightly stained. I don’t recommend using stain for mahogany lumber.
If you’re looking for a distressed look of the prop,
Glossy or matte?
- Glossy finish – it’s a polyurethane glossy varnish with UV protection.
- Satin finish – polyurethane satin (semi-matte) finish with UV protection.
- Patina – if you choose the patina, it already includes the polyurethane coat under the final layer surface treatment.
The original purpose was a protection against small particles which damage the leading edge. We manufacture it the same way it was done one hundred years ago, with modern tools. The shaped brass sheets are soldered and riveted to the blade. Each type of sheathing is based on a photograph or drawing of the original propeller.
It’s available at the Sopwith propeller. It had the same purpose – to prevent small particles from damaging the leading edge.
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