Re: propellor design

Date:         04 Jan 97 03:55:46 
From:         Michael Carley <mjcarley@maths.tcd.ie>
Organization: Dept. of Maths, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
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pmacdou367@aol.com (PMacdou367) writes:

>Can anyone explain the design differences between the Hamilton Satndard
>propellors used on the C130 Hercules and the P-3 Orion which use faily
>similar engines (T56-A-14/-15)? ie the P-3 uses rounded prop tips and the
>C130 uses square prop tips, what are the reasons?

It wouldn't be a ``robustness'' thing would it? The C-130
operates on fairly poor airstrips with a greater risk of
the propeller being hit by assorted rubbish. A square-tip
blade would be less likely to get damaged by such a strike.

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