What is an APC propeller?

APC model aircraft propellers have been designed and manufactured in the USA since 1989. Our blade designs are the most efficient and silent injection molded propellers on the market. For more information see our engineering design and manufacturing pages.

What is an electric prop?

This type of propeller uses a small electric motor in the hub to rotate the blades in their ferrules, thereby changing blade pitch. An upside of the electric prop is that you can use it on virtually any engine that meets its power and crank-flange layout.

What are the 6 types of aircraft propellers?

We will look at some of the most common types of aircraft propellers and see how they are different from one another.

  1. Fixed-Pitch.
  2. Ground-Adjustable Propeller.
  3. Controllable-Pitch Propellers.
  4. Constant-Speed Propellers.
  5. Feathering Propellers.
  6. Reverse-Pitch Propellers.

What are the three types of aircraft propellers?

There are three basic types of an aircraft propeller, each with its own variations – the fixed pitch propeller, constant speed propeller or the ground adjustable propeller. Fixed Pitch Propeller. These propellers are made with the angle (pitch) built into the propeller, it cannot be changed.

What is pitch in a propeller?

Propeller pitch is the distance the prop would move forward in one rotation if it were moving through a soft solid—think of a screw being turned into wood. The blades on a propeller are analogous to the threads on a screw. The pitch number assigned to a progressive-pitch prop is the average across the entire blade.

What are APC propellers made of?

APC propellers are made from composite materials using long glass fibers or long carbon fibers with a Nylon matrix.

How does an electric constant speed propeller work?

Constant speed propellers work by varying the pitch of the propeller blades. As the blade angle is increased, it produces more lift (thrust). At the same time, more torque is required to spin the prop, and the engine slows down.

What is marine propeller?

A propeller is a rotating fan-like structure that is used to propel the ship by using the power generated and transmitted by the main engine of the ship. A ship propels on the basis of Bernoulli’s principle and Newton’s third law.

What propeller pitch is for speed?

The lower the prop pitch, the better your hole-shot. However, this comes at a price: top speed. The lower pitch makes the engine reach maximum rpm at slower speeds. Conversely, a higher pitch will deliver greater top speeds, but slower acceleration.

Where can I buy an electric MT Propeller?

Sales of MT-Propellers: MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH Flugplatzstraße 1 94348 Atting Phone: +49-(0)9429-94090 [email protected] Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of MT-Propellers sales and service of products made by other manufacturers:

What kind of propellers are used for airships?

Electrically controlled constant speed propeller. The electric variable pitch propellers named ELCOPROP® are certified as 2-, 3- and 4-blade propeller models for engines producing up to 350 hp. Feathering capability can be integrated optionally, reverse capability can be integrated for the use on airships, only.

How big is an Electric pusher pusher prop?

EP specially designed for electric motor r/c airplanes. Features wide, thin under-cambered blades for optimum lift, flight duration and power draw. Tractor and pusher props available for twin engine airplanes. Available in sizes 6″ to 14″.

Which is the only certified electric constant speed propeller?

Feathering capability can be integrated optionally, reverse capability can be integrated for the use on airships, only. ELCOPROP®is the only certified Electric Constant Speed Propeller available worldwideand is patented in the U.S. and Germany. Several STC’s are available. The single piece hub is made from forged or solid aerospace aluminum alloy.