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Propellers and Spinners

Installing a New Spinner

10/1/1993 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, October 1993)

A spinner will not necessarily make your airplane faster but it sure will make it look faster.

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A Wood Propeller For Your Homebuilt?

1/1/1991 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, January 1991)

A wood propeller for your homebuilt may be safer than a modified metal prop. Certainly one could be more readily available and less expensive, too. Want to hear more?

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Spinner Safety

2/1/1987 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, February 1987)

It happened, as it frequently does, soon after the application of full throttle for take-off. The loud noise accompanied by a horrendous vibration scared me almost completely out of my wits - leaving just enough awareness to know I had better do something.

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The Fixed Pitch Propeller Dilemma

8/1/1986 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, August 1986)

Look through your old copies of Sport Aviation. There you will find much written about fixed pitch propellers; about blade tip formulas, nomograms for figuring how fast a prop of a certain pitch will move an airplane, articles about propeller efficiency, wood vs. metal propellers and every conceivable way of proving an airplane can or cannot fly that fast.

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What Size Propellers?

2/1/1973 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, February 1973)

YOUR AIRPLANE IS just about finished and you do not yet have a propeller for it. Joe down the street has a good metal prop but the tips are curled from a taxiing accident. Joe doesn't know what aircraft it came from but he realizes he won't need one himself for a couple of years, so he will let you have it pretty cheap.

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