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Old 10-11-2018, 07:34 AM   #11
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Well spotted Pierre-Michel. I had not noticed this.

You seem to be suspicious of the prop? I'm not. I have two props of similar dimensions listed in my database, both recorded in an early British official document. I also own an early Chauvière prop with the same decal, but I must have a look at it to see how the decals are placed on the blades.

We are all aware of peculiar mistakes in the data stamped on propellers; the German props most of all. I began to wonder if some German stampers were illiterate. British WW1 props also have errors in the stamped data. But I can't recall any French errors?

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Old 10-11-2018, 06:37 PM   #12
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You seem to be suspicious of the prop? I'm not. I have two props of similar dimensions listed in my database, both recorded in an early British official document. I also own an early Chauvière prop with the same decal, but I must have a look at it to see how the decals are placed on the blades.
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I have to admit that I am somewhat paranoïac... And I can be more: from this picture: https://bit.ly/2OiUfQb the Green 60 HP engine was right handed (the chain is not crossed, the plane is a pusher and then the prop left handed).
The prop of this post is also left handed, then, if it was for a 60 HP Green it was a pusher. And in this case, not only one of the decal is upside down, but both are on the wrong side!

And even more paranoïd, it seems also that under the barometer:
- there is no dust at all,
- the wood looks like it was recently cut,
- the wood has a very pink color like new cut mahogany (from Asia countries?)...
- And what are these two cruciform screws for?

But I will refrain to said it is a fake because I am very impressed by the "font" of the markings which looks exactly as it has to...

Perhaps a "deco thing" made a long time ago with a true prop?



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Old 10-12-2018, 10:01 AM   #13
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Greetings Pierre-Michel,

Several of the aircraft which used Green Engines were pushers.

When the latest trans-oceanic storm has finished with us and moved on to La Belle France, I'll venture to my storeroom and photograph my similar prop, for comparison.

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Old 10-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #14
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.../... I'll venture to my storeroom and photograph my similar prop, for comparison.../...
Is it the one of the page 33 of your third book? It seems very large and the pitch high: do you know them?

I forgot to answer about stamping errors on French prop: there are none because French are the best at this work*

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*Oups! Not sure it is true!...
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:25 PM   #15
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Pierre-Michel,

It isn't in any of my books. I only bought it a short time ago and that book is seven years old, but the decal on mine is similar to the one on the preceding page. I'll photograph it when the sun next shines.

I agree that the French are superb; your wine and cheeses are magnificent.
And you are excellent at losing, which you did wonderfully at Waterloo, and in 1870 against the Prussians. And you were losing wonderfully in 1914 until we came to help you.

Avec le respect,

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Oh! Thank you very much for your so kind words, perfide Albion! And, more seriously, I hope we will don't have the opportunity to check this again...

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Old 10-12-2018, 05:31 PM   #17
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Pierre-Michel,

I was worried, having pulled your leg, that you might have taken offence. I'm glad you didn't.

Continuing my parody on European nations, when I was in the British Army, stationed in Germany, I was the chairman of a small NATO sub committee. One of the members was a Luftwaffe officer.

After a few beers at lunch time he asked me if I had noticed that the British and the Germans fought each other at least once every century. I nodded.
'Next time,' he said, 'it is your turn to have the Italians as your allies.'

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Old 10-13-2018, 04:41 AM   #18
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Pierre-Michel,

I was worried, having pulled your leg, that you might have taken offence. I'm glad you didn't.

Continuing my parody on European nations, when I was in the British Army, stationed in Germany, I was the chairman of a small NATO sub committee. One of the members was a Luftwaffe officer.

After a few beers at lunch time he asked me if I had noticed that the British and the Germans fought each other at least once every century. I nodded.
'Next time,' he said, 'it is your turn to have the Italians as your allies.'

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Thanks for the laugh before breakfast.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:51 AM   #19
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Glad you enjoyed it!

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Old 11-13-2018, 07:57 AM   #20
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.../... I'll photograph it when the sun next shines. .../...
Everybody knows that England is a rainy country, and I was just asking myself if one month without sun was normal or if it has to be recorded?


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