Propeller Design

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Propeller Design

Post by Bitconnect » February 29th, 2020, 7:53 am

Does anyone know why the ikara propellers have a 8mm "gap" between the start of the blade and the central piano wire axis? Wouldnt it be better to start the blade as close to the center point of the propeller as possible to maximize the blade area? I'm making a propeller and I'm not sure whether to keep a gap or just glue the blade flush with the center.

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Re: Propeller Design

Post by coachchuckaahs » February 29th, 2020, 9:16 am

Bitconnect wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 7:53 am
Does anyone know why the ikara propellers have a 8mm "gap" between the start of the blade and the central piano wire axis? Wouldnt it be better to start the blade as close to the center point of the propeller as possible to maximize the blade area? I'm making a propeller and I'm not sure whether to keep a gap or just glue the blade flush with the center.
If the blade goes to the wire shaft, and it true pitch, it will be "vertical" at the center, and will not be very effective area. If less than 90 degrees at the middle, it is drag. Most props will have some gap between the blade and the center shaft because this area is not effective.

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