Planes Using Hamilton Standard 6353A-18 Propeller

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  1. fromtheashes82

    fromtheashes82 New Member

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    I'm trying to compile a list of planes the Hamilton Standard 6353A-18 propeller was used on. Below is a list I have put together from varies websites. Any help adding to this list or validating those on the list is appreciated.

    B-17E
    B-17F
    B-24D
    C-47
     
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    nuuumannn Well-Known Member

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    Hi Fromtheashes82, 6353A-18 is a propeller blade part number, the propeller that these blades were fitted to was commonly the 23E50 'Hydromatic' propeller - fitted to the aircraft you've listed (and then some). 'Hydromatic' was a Hamilton Standard patent brand name and describes the action of using differential oil pressure to change the blade angle. I hope this helps.
     
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    Here is the FAA sheet for the 23E50 hub; http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/e014028d7711d0e7862572c90063b8e4/$FILE/p-603.pdf
     
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    One place to check would be UTC Aircraft Systems; try their public relations office. A second would be New England Air Museum. It's not far from UTC Aircraft Systems' office/plant in Windsor Locks, and many of the volunteers are probably HSD retirees and have contacts within the company. When I worked at Hamilton Standard (I was laid off in 1993, after about 90% of the new-product business for commercial propellers went away), we were still supporting the propellers for the radial-engined DC-3.
     
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    What you are listing is a blade part number. The hub that was used on the C-47(DC-3) was a 23E50, blades 6153-18. Are you looking for aircraft that just used those blades or the blades and hub together?
     
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    All thanks for your help...this is all great stuff. Swampyankee sorry to hear HS let you go even if it was 20 years ago....their loss!

    FLYBOYJ - I'm just looking for the different aircraft the 6353-18 blade could be used on.
     
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