Full-scale wind-tunnel tests with a series of propellers of different diameters on a single fuselage

Weick, Fred E
naca-report-339
1931


Aerodynamic tests were made with four geometrically similar metal propellers of different diameters, on a Wright "Whirlwind" J-5 engine in an open cockpit fuselage. The results show little difference in the characteristics of the various propellers, the only one of any importance being an increase of efficiency of the order of 1 per cent for a 5 per cent increase of diameter, within the range of the tests.

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