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chall2 12-02-2006 07:47 PM

Propeller Plans
I'm kind of new to this forum. I was wondering if anybody had any plans for a Airco DH1. I was planning on building one for a competition.
- :?: Cal

Dave 12-04-2006 01:57 PM


I was wondering if anybody had any plans for a Airco DH1. I was planning on building one for a competition.
The whole plane or just the propeller?

chall2 12-05-2006 08:27 AM

Airco DH1
sorry i was unclear about that i just meant the propeller.

Dave 12-05-2006 10:54 AM

I don't have drawings for it (and actual blueprints for these seem to be very hard to find), but I do have an actual DH1 propeller. http://www.woodenpropeller.com/DH1m.JPG

DUKE 11-27-2007 07:19 PM

New to the forum, seems really great. I see all the posts in this thread are rather dated now, jsut wondering if anyone has a propeller plan ?

I would like to carve one as a gift for someone, and need a blueprint. I am open to most any vintage prop design.

I have found a few older pics of propeller construction - I see that variously shaped layers of wood are laminated together (in exact positions) to give the 'rough shape' of the propeller, and then the carving/shaping begins.

Does anyone have patterns for those 'layers' of wood ?

thanks, any input is appreciated.

rcfanuk 11-30-2007 09:54 AM

Hi I'm also new to the forum and am looking for details or sections on the Axial propeller as used on the Albatros DIII, as I need to create a scale prop for a 1/3rd scale flying model. Could someone also enlighten me as to what wood these were made of, I have seen mahogany mentioned but how does this account for obvious light/dark laminations on photographs.


Bob Gardner 11-30-2007 10:21 AM

Hi Steve,

Germany used a mixture of imported woods such as mahogany and native woods such as elm for their props. Mahogany and elm gives the striated look. Also native European walnut was used with ash and elm. Some props were made of pine; Rahtjen for example.

With regards,


rcfanuk 11-30-2007 10:34 AM

Bob, many thanks, just need to find some plans now, also any thoughts on a timber supplier, the prop will be about 36" and I believe 7 laminations


DUKE 12-12-2007 11:44 PM

So anybody have any blueprints, even recmnd a book which has a few? I cant find anything anywhere.

Bob Gardner 12-13-2007 05:41 AM

Hi Duke,

I don't think they exist anywhere. I have never heard of any in my researches. If you come across any, please get a copy for me as well !

With regards,


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