1947-01-01

BETTER PROPELLERS FOR LIGHT POCKETBOOKS 470249

OPERATING characteristics of several propeller-engine combinations for private-owner type aircraft are reviewed to compare performance, weight, and cost.
It is concluded that, for airplanes having low wing loading and high power loading, controllable-pitch propellers improve take-off and climb performance. However, weight and cost considerations favor the simpler automatic 2-position propellers. Planes with high wing loading and low power loading definitely need controllable-pitch propellers.

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