Posted: 5/2/2010 18:41:14
From the drawing board up...a wooden prop. 72" X 42" inch/pitch...matched to a A-65.
Where might I find lofting and sectional templates data for each station (whatever they workout to be)?
I've seen the prop duplicators and they are nice but I dont have a prop to duplicate.
If I can find the "Long way Home" info to lofting and carving my own prop I have no problem with doing the math or extra work involved. I'm eager to learn the "Old School Ways".
Google and the internet offer very little info on this subject. I would like to build a prop to use on the test stand...and later a prop to fly with on a Pober Pixie I'm currently building.
Any thoughts, input or a steer in the right direction to information would be very much appreciated.
Posted: 5/2/2010 22:05:57
David the "Bible" for amateur prop makers is Eric Clutton's book "Propeller Making for the Amateur". Also you might find this web page useful. http://users.lmi.net/~ryoung/Sonerai/Carve_Prop.html
Posted: 5/3/2010 09:40:52
Thank You very much for the info on prop carving.
I have ordered the E-Book plus a few others.
Again, Thank You!
Posted: 5/3/2010 11:08:28
You will find Al Schubert's book "How I Make Wood Propellors" along with LOTS of other good reference material.
Posted: 5/3/2010 22:16:14
Thanks for sharing that page Greg, some great resources!
Posted: 5/4/2010 06:52:49
Eric's book is available directly from him for $10 plus postage, see my site www.cluttonfred.info for details on ordering books or FRED plans from Eric.
Posted: 5/6/2010 09:20:56
THANK YOU!!!...everyone for your input.
I'am reviewing the material suggested and coming up the "Learning Curve" slowly but I think I have the info I need to get started. I'am excited !
I will post my progress and hopefuly have a finished prop to show you soon.
Thank You very much!
Posted: 5/13/2010 13:54:16
If all goes as planned,Jerry Thornhill will be at AirVenture giving prop carving demos. He built the prop for EAA's Bleriot project and it is an absolute work of art. I would put talking to Jerry on your must do list for AirVenture. All this will take place in the Workshop area.
Info on the Bleriot:
Here is a video of the prop and engine.
Built Sonex, Own J-3 Cub
Posted: 5/13/2010 17:04:50
Will the Anzani engine be running at Airventure 2010? Or was that just for 2008?
Posted: 5/13/2010 17:06:26
Check this article in Experimenter. http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/articles/2009-02_elippse.asp
If you are going to go through the trouble of building your own prop, maybe take some advice from Paul Lipps.
Posted: 5/13/2010 21:16:32
Bill the hope is that the Anzani engine will be more than running at AirVenture 2010... the EAA staff and volunteers are finishing up the Bleriot replica in the hope it will fly this summer!