How aircraft propellers are made

Hat tip to for finding and posting two interesting videos about how aircraft propellers are made. In the first video, hiVelocity Media traveled to Piqua (Ohio) to visit Hartzell Propeller – which began as a lumberyard in the late 1800s and made its first propeller blade back in 1917. Hartzell Propeller’s first aircraft propellers were made of wood that was glued and laminated together but today they are made out of either forged aluminum alloy or composite (Kevlar or carbon) – the later being lightweight, strong and will literally last forever.

Meanwhile, the second five minute video comes from the Discovery / Science Channel’s "How It’s Made" Airplane Propellers episode:

Finally, "How It’s Made" also has the following video about how traditional wood aircraft propellers are made:

One Response to How aircraft propellers are made

  1. Caroline March 6, 2012 at 19:19 #

    For anyone with interest in the manufacturing of aircrafts should get in contact with CWIIL AIR; they both manufacture, sells/buys including funding and charter aircrafts including post-sale maintenance. They provide single-window to anything aircraft related. It's the aviation unit of CWIIL GROUP,

    Just providing information for those interested 🙂

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