The effect of blade-section thickness ratio on the aerodynamic characteristics of related full-scale propellers at Mach numbers up to 0.65

Julian D. Maynard, Seymour Steinberg

The results of an investigation of two 10-foot-diameter, two-blade NACA propellers are presented for a range of blade angles from 20 degrees to 55 degrees at airspeeds up to 500 miles per hour. These results are compared with those from previous investigations of five related NACA propellers in order to evaluate the effects of blade-section thickness ratios on propeller aerodynamic characteristics.

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