17.01: Fundamentals

17.01: Fundamentals

Blade element theory;High/low blade angle, reverse angle, angle of attack, rotational speed; Propeller slip;Aerodynamic, centrifugal, and thrust forces; Torque; Relative airflow on blade angle of attack; Vibration and resonance.

17.02: Propeller Construction

17.02: Propeller Construction

Construction methods & materials used in wooden, composite & metal propellers; Blade station, blade face, blade shank, blade back & hub assembly; Fixed pitch, controllable pitch, constant speeding propeller; Propeller/spinner installation.

17.03: Propeller Pitch Control

17.03: Propeller Pitch Control

Speed control & pitch change methods; Feathering & reverse pitch; Overspeed protection. 

17.04: Propeller Synchronising

17.04: Propeller Synchronising

Synchronising & synchrophasing equipment.

17.05: Propeller Ice Protection

17.05: Propeller Ice Protection

Fluid & electrical de-icing equipment.

17.06: Propeller Maintenance

17.06: Propeller Maintenance

Static and dynamic balancing; Blade tracking; Assessment of blade damage, erosion, corrosion, impact damage, delamination;
Propeller treatment/repair schemes; Propeller engine running.

17.07: Propeller Storage & Preservation

17.07: Propeller Storage & Preservation

Propeller preservation & depreservation.

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