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chall 08-19-2006 04:16 PM

Wooden Prop Plans
 
My 16-year-old son wants to make a 72" wooden propeller to enter in a woodworking contest, and later display in his room. We understand the basic process of laminating a stack of 3/4" rough-cut wooden blanks, making a metal hub, then doing all the carving/polishing/finishing work. What we haven't been able to find is a set of templates for the blanks. If anyone knows of a source for that, we'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Dave 08-20-2006 10:29 AM

You could use this one, and I have some drawings of a SPAD propeller that might work as well.

chall 08-20-2006 08:48 PM

Wooden Prop Plans
 
Yes, we'd been looking at the blueprint at http://www.woodenpropeller.com/blueprint.jpg. We figured we could just scale it to the size we want. I can sort of guess what the shape would be on the finished propeller, but what we've seen and like a lot is the Sopwith Pup propeller (funny, since that's the one in your signature).

Do you have the SPAD prop plans in electronic form, or just hardcopy? I'd be curious to see them, but don't want to put you to any trouble.

Thanks.

Dave 08-21-2006 11:21 AM

It's just hardcopy, and it's bigger than will fit on my scanner, so I need to scan it at work and reduce the size. This is part of it, but shows basically what it looks like.

http://pics.woodenpropeller.com/SPADdraw.gif

ec121connie 08-23-2006 09:35 AM

Hi Dave,

I would be very interested in the scans of the prop plan as well.

I was asked to volunteer, at the local aviation museum, to make two display props. I have carved smaller examples in the past but would like to make sure I'm on the right track. With the cost of hard wood being what it is I can't afford to make an error.

I would be more than happy to convert / re-draw the plan in corel, DXF or PDF format and post it back if that would help

Here is a link to the museum page

Thanks,
Bill

Dave 08-23-2006 12:41 PM

I'll be back at my house in a few days and get to work on scanning it and then either emailing or regular mailing it to you. There are quite a few requests for this kind of drawing and not much available anywhere I've found, so it would be worthwhile getting something published on the web.

rsloop 08-23-2006 10:21 PM

Chall,

I have a file of SPAD propeller photos if that helps your project. Let me know where to send them

RSloop
rsloop@gmail.com

ec121connie 09-11-2006 10:05 AM

Prop Plans
 
Hi Dave,

I have the four footer, for the museum, about half done. I'm just winging it but the shape and twist appear to be visually correct. Since this prop is for display only I just have to get it close.

Any progress with the scans yet? I'll draw the plans in vector format as soon as I get a look at your scans. Usable templates might be a help to the folks.

Regards,
Bill

Dave 09-11-2006 11:58 AM

I tried to copy them on our office copier but I think they are too long for the copier. I might just try to photograph them on a copy stand and send you the images.

ec121connie 10-05-2006 08:33 AM

Hi Dave,

I was able to carve the prop for the museum display using a profile drawing that I sketched and a lot of time with hand planes and a rasp. Actually came out rather nice.

Here is a link to a photo
http://www.woodcentral.com/content/v.../pic291581.jpg

If that one doesn't work here is a backup.
http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/m...pl?read=291581

If you ever get the copies of the plans let me know. I'll re-draw them.

Regards,
Bill

chall2 12-02-2006 07:47 PM

Propeller Plans
 
Howdy,
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

Quote:

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
 
Howdy,
sorry i was unclear about that i just meant the propeller.
Cal

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

PROPELLER PLANS
 
Howdy,
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.

Thanks
Steve

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,

Bob

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

Steve

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,

Bob

Bob Gardner 12-13-2007 05:47 AM

Steve,

A belated thought. I can send you photographs of a few Axial props if that would help, although none are from a DIII. Also, I have several photographs of Axial decals. These were silver and black. The silver gradually became lighter with age so that modern reproductions often portray them as black and white.

With regards,

Bob

DUKE 12-13-2007 04:24 PM

Will do. I'll keep looking, Im thinking maybe some really old aviation books ?

Thanks.

rcfanuk 12-19-2007 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Gardner
Steve,

A belated thought. I can send you photographs of a few Axial props if that would help, although none are from a DIII. Also, I have several photographs of Axial decals. These were silver and black. The silver gradually became lighter with age so that modern reproductions often portray them as black and white.

With regards,

Bob

Thanks Bob, I would be grateful, I'll pm you my email address

Steve

karthikeyan M 07-12-2016 09:51 PM

Need New cross section
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ec121connie (Post 516)
Hi Dave,

I was able to carve the prop for the museum display using a profile drawing that I sketched and a lot of time with hand planes and a rasp. Actually came out rather nice.

Here is a link to a photo
http://www.woodcentral.com/content/v.../pic291581.jpg

If that one doesn't work here is a backup.
http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/m...pl?read=291581

If you ever get the copies of the plans let me know. I'll re-draw them.

Regards,
Bill

Hi Bill,
I need to make one wooden propeller for my college project. can you send me few cross sectional images or PDF to take a print out ?

Thanks
Karthi
karthihss@gmail.com

karthikeyan M 07-12-2016 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Gardner (Post 1653)
Steve,

A belated thought. I can send you photographs of a few Axial props if that would help, although none are from a DIII. Also, I have several photographs of Axial decals. These were silver and black. The silver gradually became lighter with age so that modern reproductions often portray them as black and white.

With regards,

Bob

Hi Bob,
I need to make one wooden propeller for my college project. can you send me few cross sectional images or PDF to take a print out ?

Thanks
Karthi
karthihss@gmail.com

2dach53 03-25-2018 05:28 PM

Wooden Prop Construction Help
 
I realize that this thread is a couple years old but, no one seems to be able to find the following;

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood...r-Fabrication/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood...r-Fabrication/

(Obviously, if the image doesn't show here then go to the web site).

rejoicingse 01-09-2019 11:22 AM

I have a file of SPAD The SizeGenetics is online here to buy.propeller photos if any one want then contact me

Dbahnson 01-09-2019 01:34 PM

Can you just post them here?

If you can mail them to dave at woodenpropeller dot com I can upload them.

Thanks.


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