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Monday, December 12, 2005

New Carter Prop

At my job, we've done some thrust testing of a propeller that I had a large hand in designing (pretty much all of the aerodynamics, and probably about 90% of the composite structure). It's a prop designed for the Rotax 582 engine. Our prop produced 16% more static thrust than the best conventional prop that Larry Neal (designer of the Monarch ultralight gyro) could find. So, I thought that was pretty good. If you want to read more about it, you can do so at the weekly update on Carter Aviation Technologies.

Update 2005-12-13 I've decided to include a picture of the prop, so that you can see how it's different from conventional propellers without having to dig through the archives of the Carter site to find a photo.
Carter Prop Designed for Rotax 582 Engine

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