Propellor blade Identification- Help needed!

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  1. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch New Member

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    Hello all,

    I recently came up with a propellor blade and would like to find out what it is from. It appears to be very WWII to me, but know nothing about it so...

    Info from the blade:

    Serial no: 93578
    Assembly A-20-156-24M

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  2. Catch22

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    Hmm, looks like it could be off of a P-38 maybe? It's not a Corsair, too short and they used Hamilton Standard props. Lock your doors though, I may drop by and steal it!
     
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    Someone else thought it may have come off of a 3-blade p-51 or maybe a c-47(?) skytrain?
     
  4. Colin1

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    I don't know how tall your two fellas are there
    but it (the prop) looks a little short for either a P-38 or a P-51
     
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    Aeroproducts propeller - the blade P/N was used on type certificated P-51s with hub P/N A542A

    http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/c845f0dce861e3e486257376006a86ca/$FILE/LTC-11.pdf
     
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    Wow
    how do you get two of those to come to a diameter of 11' 0" ?
     
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    The prop hub is quite large. There is a possibility that this prop could have been shortened.
     
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    this blade measures about 62.5 inches, or just over 5 ft.
     
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    That's about the right size.
     
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    Very cool find dorkpunch!:shock::thumbright:
     
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    Were did you find that?
     
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    you wouldnt believe me if I told you...
     
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    Haha try me :lol:
     
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    #14 airboiy, May 20, 2009
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    Hey Dorkpunch, that is an awesome find!:shock::p My dad has a complete hub/blade assembly from a Fw 190-it belonged to the plane my great-grandfather flew during WW2. He of course survived the war.8) It's a family heirloom.:oops:
     
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    Okay, so assuming its from a P-51, any idea which model or what year it might have been used? What is something like this worth?
     
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    I believe (though I could be wrong) that the blad is from a P-51b. Worth=around 50,000-100,000 bucks,even more for a complete assembly (hub, etc.).

    I know Flyboyj said it's a P-51 prop, but didn't the P-40 use a similar blade? If so, then the blade is worth even more.
     
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    Sometimes aircraft used the same prop combo with minor modications to the hub.
     
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    I doubt if it's from a P51B, as the Aero Products prop wasn't used until the P51K (not as standard fit, anyway). The B and D models used the Hamilton Standard prop, with 'cuffed' blades.
     
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    I'm guessing you meant 5,000- 10,000?!?!? :shock:
     
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    No, I meant what I posted, Dorkpunch.

    Thanks, Airframes, for the clarification. Like I said, I could be wrong. I'm not a senior member, ya'know!:D
     
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