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Old 08-12-2018, 05:56 PM   #31
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Thanks for your detailed footwork, Bob. This has been a confusing thread to me, starting with a link to an SE5A propeller that went to a Sopwith Camel propeller . . .


. . . ending with an SE5A propeller that went to a Sunbeam engine.
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Old 08-13-2018, 06:11 AM   #32
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Thanks Dave! It confused me enormously too. But eventually I understood what the Royal Aircraft Factory did when the new Hisso engine began to show faults. They tried the Sunbeam Arab in the SE5 as a back-up. It was such a minor occurrence to them that they didn't bother to record it; they just took one of the props, probably an unused blank, from the experimental batch (AB8210-AB8224).

And thanks too to John for following this lead through Google to discover that they produced six SE5A with Sunbeam Arab engines.
http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/raf_se-5a.php

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Old 08-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #33
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Quite a rare propeller then?
What a story.
At least I have something to waffle about when someone asks me.
From what I have read the Arab engine was a rip off of the Hisso and had vibration problems. Apparently none saw frontline service
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:18 PM   #34
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Thank you for all your time and dedication, it has been appreciated as always.
What a forum!
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