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Airscrew Gallery

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Choose from 12 pictures in our Airscrew collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


General Hap Arnold visits AERL, Cleveland, Ohio, November 9, 1944. V Creator: NASA
General Hap Arnold visits AERL, Cleveland, Ohio, November 9, 1944. V Creator: NASA
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Curtiss Ely Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood and metal, 1911
Curtiss Ely Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood and metal, 1911
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Atwood-Wright Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood, 1911
Atwood-Wright Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood, 1911
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Curtiss R3C-2, 1925. Creator: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
Curtiss R3C-2, 1925. Creator: Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company
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Propeller, controllable-pitch, two-blade, Hamilton Standard, metal, Ruth Nichols, 1931
Propeller, controllable-pitch, two-blade, Hamilton Standard, metal, Ruth Nichols, 1931
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Michigan Aero-Engine Corporation Rover L-267, In-line 4 Engine, ca. 1930
Michigan Aero-Engine Corporation Rover L-267, In-line 4 Engine, ca. 1930
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The Big Bug, 1916. Creator: Joseph Pennell
The Big Bug, 1916. Creator: Joseph Pennell
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Prince's Aerial Ship. Star of the East!, 19th century., 19th century
Prince's Aerial Ship. Star of the East!, 19th century., 19th century
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Imaginary Flight of Hensons Ariel , 1843, (1944). Creator: Day & Haghe
Imaginary Flight of Hensons Ariel , 1843, (1944). Creator: Day & Haghe
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Python engine installed in altitude wind tunnel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 25, 1949
Python engine installed in altitude wind tunnel, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 25, 1949
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XP-82 (XF-82) Twin Mustang, Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA, 5 May 1951
XP-82 (XF-82) Twin Mustang, Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA, 5 May 1951
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Guppy, USA, May 5, 2005
Guppy, USA, May 5, 2005
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Propeller, controllable-pitch, two-blade, Hamilton Standard, metal, Ruth Nichols, 1931 Featured Image

Propeller, controllable-pitch, two-blade, Hamilton Standard, metal, Ruth Nichols, 1931

This controllable-pitch propeller, one of the first produced by Hamilton Standard, represented a major advance in aircraft technology in the early 1930s. It allowed a pilot to adjust the propeller blade's pitch to provide the best performance at different air speeds (similar to changing gears in a car or on a bicycle). On takeoff the pilot chose a lower pitch to make the blade spin faster and provide maximum power. In flight the pilot switched to a higher pitch to make the blade spin slower and conserve fuel. This particular propeller was from a Lockheed Vega airplane owned by the Crosley Radio Corporation and flown by Ruth Nichols. Flying in that airplane in 1931-32, Nichols became the only woman to hold simultaneously the women's international speed, altitude, and distance records for flight. She set the distance record in October 1931 when she flew 1,977 miles between Oakland, California and Louisville, Kentucky. Nichols records proved the effectiveness of the new controllable-pitch propeller

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