Prop identification??

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  1. Huffy

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    Our Recovery group has a propellor that it wants identifying-wondered if any of this might mean anything to anyone on here-

    Can anyone out there identify the following details of a Wooden Prop Blade
    1. Variable Pitch
    2. Aluminium Edge
    3. Numbers on the prop HR 5711, RA 10160 RTS, Ser No R 8836
    Cant say it means anything to me but hopefully som knowledgeable person might point me in the right direction- no prizes on offer sorry
     
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    Do you have a photo?
     
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    flyboyj might know what those numbers mean.
     
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    Good evening Fly,sorry I dont ,its a question that the secretary has posted us members with,because I assume its lanquishing in the museum somewhere and no one knows its origin,I will see if I can get one in a day or so, if its not apparent from the serial numbers.
     
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    hehe, beat me to it, Joe. I was actually googling for it before I posted my message. I should have known you might reply while I was looking. ;)
     
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    How many Blades?
     
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    Cant be certain till i,ve seen it,but I assumed its a twin bladed prop
     
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    The RA 10160 is the same numbering sequence that Dowty Rotol uses for its blade numbers. Varable Pitch Wood blades with aluminum edges were popular in the 1930s. I might be able to help if I could see a photo, hope this might help for a starter....
     
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    Cheers Fly,very helpful,always knew I could rely on you all. One day this week I,ll see if I can get a pic,all the best.
     
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    Apparently,someone has asked our secretary this question ,because they have discovered this prop,albeit the boss ,minus the majority of the blade,just the stumps presumeably,in a hedge near Wenlock edge ,Shropshire and had supplied the said numbers! So I,m not sure about getting a pic but thanks for your input all the same!
     
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