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Old 05-17-2006, 12:49 PM   #11
Bob Gardner
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Nice prop Grovetown.

Is that a decal on the left blade or just a trick of the light?

Metal sheathing on an early British prop indicates either that it was a seaplane or that it was a pusher, like the DH2. The aim was the same in both cases, to protect the blade from FOD thrown up by the wheels or the floats. I suppose it also helped with empty rounds, maps, pencils and the pilot's sandwiches.

This is my DH2 four bladed prop with DMD decals.

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Old 05-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #12
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Thanks to Grovetown and Bob. Those are a couple of beautiful props.

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:21 AM   #13
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Thanks Lamar. Fantastic example Bob. Nice DH1 too Dave.

And yes it's a trick of the light - speck of dust caught in the flash. The prop is without decals.

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