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Old 02-02-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Hi, I picked this prop up in an antique store several years ago with plans to refinish and display. Its 54 inches long.The hub is 5 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches thick. The tips appear to be epoxy and fiberglass mesh.I can just barely make out the logo thats written R.G. Mende, and printed Quitman Air. Could you please tell me what this prop might have been used on.This is a great web site.Thankyou.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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My guess would be ultralight or UAV of some type. It's a little too short to have been used on any of the common general aviation certified aircraft.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, I was hoping for UAV because I'm into radio control airplanes. I suppose it won't be easy to determine how old it is.
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:01 PM   #4
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With that tiny center bore hole it's unlike anything else I've seen.

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
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That propeller you posted was made by my father about 1970.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Mende, please tell us more about your father's work with propellers. Thank you.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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My dad passed away about 6 years ago. He was quite an airplane enthusiast. He built many custom made propellers and some that were just pretty that he would put a clock in the middle. He also wrote a small self published book on how to make your own propellers. My dad was not a saver and we don't have a copy of this book and we are looking for one. This Christmas my children found a REALLY nice propeller that he made and gave it to me. I was really surprised and very happy to have it. My propeller is is GREAT shape. It is now on my wall as a piece of art.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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What a wonderful, thoughtful Christmas gift. Will you post a detailed picture of it here? Did he use custom decals? How were his propellers marked?

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:41 PM   #9
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Our father did build his own airplane, but sold it before completion, never having flown it. As mentioned above, he did custom work; he was also deep into radio controlled aircraft, but your 54" long prop would have been to large for any of those.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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Hi. Santa brought me an antique propeller for Christmas. Anyone any idea as to what it is? It was picked up from an antique shop in Sanford North Carolina and is now in Surrey UK.

It's 5'0 long.

Merry Christmas!
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