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Propellers C-46 And C-47  
User currently offlineRaysaron From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

What were the diameters of the propellers used on
the C-46 (three bladed and four bladed) and C-47 aircraft?

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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7916 times:

C-47: 11.63 ft according to http://www.philskies.net/library/Kom...F-Putangina/PAFAI-C47/aircraft.cfg

Why on earth do you need to know?  Smile



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User currently offlineRaysaron From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

Ptrjong:

I have a diecast model of a C-46 with a broken propeller. The scale is 1/144.
Aero Club (England) makes a C-47 propeller in that scale. With your info,
I know that the C-47 propeller is too small (11 feet vs 14 feet). Thanks for
your reply.

Ray


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3906 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7734 times:

Yes, I guess it's rather larger since the C-46 is a much larger aircraft.

Cheers

Peter 

[Edited 2009-09-23 04:03:31]


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7336 times:

Which C-46 prop are we discussing?

I am aware of 2, a 3 bladed hydraulic unit, I want to say it was an Hamilton Standard.

The other one was basicly the same 4 bladed electric prop that was used on the P-47, P-61 and B-26.



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User currently offlineRaysaron From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7316 times:

The broken prop on my 1/144 scale C-46 is the three bladed prop. If I could find a correct prop (three or four bladed) I'd go with either.

User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7184 times:

Could the 3-bladed Ham. Std. prop be identical to the ones fitted on DC-4's?


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User currently offlineRaysaron From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7176 times:

FBU:

good suggestion, the DC-4 propellers (each) are 7' 4".

I will see what is available in 1/144 scale

thanks

Ray


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7109 times:



Quoting Raysaron (Reply 7):
FBU:

good suggestion, the DC-4 propellers (each) are 7' 4".

I will see what is available in 1/144 scale

thanks

Ray

I want to say no because DC-4's ran Wrights and the C-46 had Pratts.

actually now that I am thinking about it....The Corsair also was running R2800's and the early ones had a three bladed prop..I don't know who the maker was though.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7106 times:

Dude I must be getting senile.

The FAA has an internet site will all the Type certificate data sheets on it.

for the C-46E TCDS #A-786

http://www.airweb.faa.gov/REGULATORY...D112485256724004DDC5C?OpenDocument

Propellers

2 Curtiss Controllable Electric C542S-B/836-17C2-0
Pitch: High 45° at 54" sta.
Low 15° at 54" sta.

2 Ham. Std., Hubs 23E50, Blades 6491-0 to 6491-3 incl.
Max. Diameter 15' 3/8", Min. Diameter 14' 8-1/2".
Min. low pitch setting, 10° at 72" sta.



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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

The DC-4 used almost exclusively the P&W R-2000 Twin Wasp. Some Canadian developments, almost all prototypes, used a variety of P&W R-2800, Wright R-1820, and on the DC-4M, R.R. Merlins.


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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7052 times:



Quoting Raysaron (Reply 7):
I will see what is available in 1/144 scale

Check aeroclub.com.uk and you'll find a set of 4 white metal DC-4 props in their catalogue.



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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7048 times:



Quoting L-188 (Reply 8):
actually now that I am thinking about it....The Corsair also was running R2800's and the early ones had a three bladed prop..I don't know who the maker was though.

In both cases they were Ham. Std's. The P-47 used 3 different Curtiss Electric props and 1 type of Ham. Std. The B-17 had Wright R-1820 engines and used Ham. Std. props. The B-24 had P&W R-1830 with Ham. Std. props, except for the LB-30 Liberator II which used Curtiss Electric props.



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User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

Disregard my previous post on aeroclub's site. It should be www.aeroclub-models.com. The code for the 1/144 DC-4 props is W030. You get 4 of them in the set.


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