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Tests of Propellers for Flying-Machines

Nature volume 88, page 329 (04 January 1912) | Download Citation



A SERIES of important and valuable experiments are being carried out at Chalais-Meudon by MM. Legrand and Gaudard with the object of testing propellers, while actually in use, on a flying machine, and of studying the action of the air on planes in flight. The machine used is a biplane specially built for the purpose at the laboratory; the propeller in front is run off a 60 horse-power Renault motor; the planes are staggered; and the total weight, including the pilot, is 780 kilograms.

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