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Tips on polishing -vs- painting a propeller.

Handcrafting your own prop. Part 4. Carving and drilling the wooden propeller blank to shape. Some tips.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Mar 1983 (v.10#3) pg. 56

Handcrafting your own prop. Part 5. Balancing and finishing. Some tips.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Apr 1983 (v.10#4) pg. 45

Ye olde prop carver. A step-by-step look at the science and art of carving blades that complements your mix of air frame and power plant.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jun 1984 (v.11#6) pg. 50

Proper props for your "power train." How to choose the best fixed-pitch propeller/engine combination for top performance.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1985 (v.12#1) pg. 36
Added Info HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Apr 1985 (v.12#4) pg. 13
Added Info HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jun 1985 (v.12#6) pg. 14

Basics of propeller carving. With proper tables and calculations, a good set of basic tools (and a couple of special ones), you can make your own unique propeller.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Feb 1985 (v.12#2) pg. 36

Chip off the old prop. Tips on using a home-built carving machine to fabricate wooden propellers. The carving machine uses an existing prop as the template. A router does the actual cutting.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Aug 1985 (v.12#8) pg. 28

Prop talk. Discussion of prop design, plus tips on how to tell if your propeller is out of balance.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Jan 1986 (v.13#1) pg. 55

Proper propeller care. The "ten commandments" of wooden prop care.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT Oct 1986 (v.13#10) pg. 40

Safe technique for making static-thrust tests on fixed-pitch propellers.
KITPLANES Oct 1992 (v.9#10) pg. 42

Aerodynamic effects of propellers on the stability, control and trim of an airplane. Part 1. Thrust lines.
KITPLANES Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 54

Aerodynamic effects of propellers on the stability, control and trim of an airplane. Part 2. Gyroscopic effects.
KITPLANES Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 88

Aerodynamic effects of propellers on the stability, control and trim of an airplane. Part 3. Slipstream effects.
KITPLANES Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 52

Aerodynamic effects of propellers on the stability, control and trim of an airplane. Part 4. Torque, P-factor and slipstream swirl.
KITPLANES Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 81
Correction KITPLANES Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 2

Picking a prop. An analysis of both the cost and performance differences between using a Lycoming O-320 equipped with a wood fixed-pitch propeller and using a Lycoming O-360 with a constant speed prop on the same aircraft.
KITPLANES Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 86

Aircraft propellers. Part 1. Calculating propeller thrust.
KITPLANES Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 6

Aircraft propellers. Part 2. Facets of propeller blade design and how they affect the characteristics of the prop.
KITPLANES Jan 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 6

Aircraft propellers. Part 3. Relationship between pitch and efficiency.
KITPLANES Feb 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 6

Propeller placement. A look at both pusher and tractor arrangements.
KITPLANES Oct 1999 (v.16#10) pg. 52

Troubleshooting erratic prop action on aircraft powered by large Continental engines.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1987 (v.9#7) pg. 18

Results of survey on propeller overhauls.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jul 1988 (v.10#7) pg. 12

Propeller overhauls. Step-by-step review of the Hartzell Company's propeller overhaul service. Includes advice on selecting an overhaul shop, proper lubrication of hubs, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1990 (v.12#9) pg. 12

Field repair basics for minor prop damage (nicks, gouges, etc.).
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1990 (v.12#10) pg. 16

Dealing with nicks, dings, dents, and mars on aluminum propellers is a skill every pilot should have.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1992 (v.14#2) pg. 15

Maintenance advice for prop governors.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1992 (v.14#2) pg. 23

Prop sense. A close-up look at prop overhaul procedures, intervals, etc.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1993 (v.15#8) pg. 12

Propeller operating tips which may help extend operating life.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1993 (v.15#8) pg. 16

Tips on locating the source of oil leaks in a Lycoming IO-360-A1B6D installed on a Cessna Cardinal RG.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1994 (v.16#1) pg. 20
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1994 (v.16#3) pg. 4 (Prop governor pad)
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 5 (Prop governor pad Service Instruction)

How your prop works. An in-depth tour of props and governors. Includes a pre-flight run-up check procedure for constant-speed props.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1994 (v.16#2) pg. 10

Propeller overspeeds (runaways) and what to do about it. Includes a "secret" check procedure for props with unfeathering accumulators. Describes an emergency procedure to reduce the rpm.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Mar 1994 (v.16#3) pg. 16
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1994 (v.16#5) pg. 5

Troubleshooting tips for prop governor systems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE May 1996 (v.18#5) pg. 20

The Continental propeller oil transfer collar. How it operates and advice on maintenance.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Aug 1998 (v.20#8) pg. 10

Prop indexing. How to install a fixed-pitch propeller to avoid vibration problems.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Nov 1999 (v.21#11) pg. 15

Formula racing propellers. Precautions to take when using metal props in a non-certified installation. Includes design criteria for wood and composite props in racing.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1983 (v.32#2) pg. 58

Computer program calculates the operating performance of a family of propellers applicable to small airplanes. Written in Microsoft BASIC.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1984 (v.33#8) pg. 44

A comparative study between a 72" two blade prop and a 56" three blade prop.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1986 (v.35#7) pg. 31

The fixed pitch propeller dilemma. A few suggestions on selecting the first propeller for your homebuilt aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1986 (v.35#8) pg. 28

Improving performance by modifying propeller tips.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1987 (v.36#4) pg. 40

No moving parts. The circulation control airfoil and the fluidic propeller. Changing the coefficient of lift by blowing small quantities of air out of slots.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1988 (v.37#3) pg. 27

Driving the prop. Advice on slip-in drive bushings, nuts, bolts and hubs used to attach and drive a propeller.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1988 (v.37#4) pg. 37

Building four-bladed wooden propellers. How to laminate a prop blank using fir, birch, Honduras mahogany or maple.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1988 (v.37#6) pg. 56

Applying a urethane leading edge to a wood propeller.
SPORT AVIATION Nov 1990 (v.39#11) pg. 67

A wood propeller for your homebuilt. Advantages of a fixed pitch wood propeller over a modified metal prop. Tips for selecting the right prop, what to expect of your prop, certified -vs- custom built, etc.
SPORT AVIATION Jan 1991 (v.40#1) pg. 71
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.40#3) pg. 80

Carving wooden propellers. Use a beam to support the laminated blank and a series of templates which guide a circular saw blade driven by an air motor or die grinder.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1991 (v.40#6) pg. 77

Jig for adjusting the blade angle of a ground-adjustable propeller is also suitable for setting up just about any other wing or fuselage alignment parameters. It combines a machinist's protractor with two bubble tubes from an inexpensive level.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1992 (v.41#9) pg. 83

Advice on the proper installation of a wooden propeller to avoid bolt failure and charring of the mounting face.
SPORT AVIATION May 1993 (v.42#5) pg. 94

Tips on selecting and installing a propeller on an experimental aircraft.
SPORT AVIATION May 1994 (v.43#5) pg. 104

How to choose a safe propeller. Looks at the many factors which must be considered (performance, weight, cost, noise, diameter limits, etc.).
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1994 (v.43#7) pg. 41

Propeller efficiency. A rough guide to calculating the prop thrust from a particular combination of engine and prop.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1994 (v.43#9) pg. 98
Correction SPORT AVIATION Dec 1994 (v.43#12) pg. 100

Jig for balancing a wooden propeller after refinishing is made from skateboard wheels, threaded rod, nuts and washers.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1996 (v.45#10) pg. 122

4200 RPM props. Results of research into using small-diameter props at higher rpm so they can be directly driven by an automobile engine.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1997 (v.46#3) pg. 94
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Jun 1997 (v.46#6) pg. 105
Added Info SPORT AVIATION Sep 1997 (v.46#9) pg. 4

Stories and advice on hand-propping an airplane. Part 1.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Mar 1990 (v.18#3) pg. 28

Stories and advice on hand-propping an airplane. Part 2.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Apr 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 14

Sensenich propeller model numbers and their meanings. A reprint from a 1955 spec sheet.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Aug 1990 (v.18#8) pg. 29

Step-by-step hand propping techniques explained.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Dec 1990 (v.18#12) pg. 33

Propcraft. An introduction to the craft of fabricating wooden aircraft propellers.
WOODWORKER #1116 Nov 1986 (v.90#11) pg. 942