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zwilk13
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Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

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05-12-2012 02:33 AM

Hi,

 

Just wondering if anyone has a tutorial or instructions on how to make an Areoplane propeller.

 

Thanks

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JDMather
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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-12-2012 03:55 AM in reply to: zwilk13

Which thread instructions here are you trying to follow.

Post the url of the search for prop or propeller thread here that you are using for reference.

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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-12-2012 07:48 PM in reply to: JDMather
Something like this one (see attachment)
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Martin_Goodland
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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-13-2012 01:44 AM in reply to: zwilk13

There is no attachment.

 

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Rich.O.3d
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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-13-2012 03:56 PM in reply to: Martin_Goodland

offset a heap of planes from a central hub

on each plane, sketch the cross section of the prop from the prop design sheet

then run rails along the sops from the sections

then loft along the rails

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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-13-2012 04:17 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

richos69 wrote:

offset a heap of planes


I doubt I would offset more than one plane.

 

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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-13-2012 05:16 PM in reply to: JDMather

you will need a plane for each of the sections along the length of the prop blade

 

the profile of a prop is not consistent, it changes with a log scale as you get closer to the tip, theres some pretty fancy maths to stop the vortex coming off the end from breaking the sound barrier

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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-13-2012 05:17 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

or was that a pun

how many planes can a prop have...usually just the one..its where the pilot sits

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Re: Ho do I make an Aeroplane propeller

05-14-2012 09:07 AM in reply to: zwilk13

Propellers are defined by blade cross section, blade lateral area and pitch, so just draw a sketch of the blade cross section, use the coil feature to set the pitch and then use extrude to cut the lateral shape you want and finish it off.

 

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