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Old 07-02-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hey i have joined as i am looking to identify a propeller i have had some years but need to have taken off my hands. i have attempted to identify it myself from its design and numbering but to no avail.

The markings are on either side of the propeller

DRG No. z272/2
D 1950 P1110
ACG No. 22242 April/31
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Your prop carries the drawing number of the Airscrew Company of Great Britain and was designed by HC Watts.

I don't have that drawing number in my records and I can't identify the aircraft or the engine but the diameter and pitch suggest a low powered light aircraft. And the drawing number occurs amongst those for props for such aircraft such as the Comper Swift powered by the Pobjoy engine.

I have fed 'velje' into babelfish in Dutch, Danish and Serbian with no success.

Your data translates as;
DRG No. z272/2 Watts Drawing Number
"VELJE" Not Known
RH Right Hand rotation
D 1950 P1110 Diameter and pitch in mm, 6ft 5ins and 3ft 7ins, respectively
ACG No. 22242 April/31 Serial Number and date of manufacture

With kind regards,

Bob Gardner
Author; WW1 British Propellers, WWI German Propellers
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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Might it be Velie? A Monocoupe was equipped with a Velie engine in the late 20's. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velie for Velie info, see http://www.californiasciencecenter.o...eMonocoupe.php for Velie equipped mnocoupe info. The early Monnocoupe with Velie engine was a small plane, the prop had 6 bolt holes (I have one by Hartzell in my collection). Google Monocoupe Velie for several other references.

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Old 07-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
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Default lamar is on the right track

Ahh the joys of getting older and bi focals with a large magnifying glass, priceless. If you look at the lettering, its easy to see how Bob got fooled, its just a trick of the lighting in the picture, its a VELIE for sure. Once you all have punched that into the computer, the magic mice in the machine will give you a better chance of getting the identification correct. Love to hear the outcome of the new search now that the stamped lettering has been identified.

Happy 4th of July to you all.

Dennis Hicklin
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