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Looking for contra-prop info and models

 
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tfey



Joined: 13 Jul 2003
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Location: Arlington Hts., IL

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:46    Post subject: Looking for contra-prop info and models Reply with quote

I count at least 46 aircraft propelled by coaxial, contra-rotating propellers, not including a half dozen propfans. I'm interested in learning and sharing how this technology was executed. I'm about 2/3 the way through with understanding the mechanisms but only 50% successful in acquiring model kits of the aircraft themselves.

Any information of leads on where to find information on the Curtiss Electric (XFY-1, XP-56), Hamilton-Standard Superhydromatic (XB-35, XF-11, XTB2D-1), or Stupino (AN-22, Tu-114, Tu-95) propellers would be greatly appreciated. Leads on model kits that I don't have ("X" means I have a kit) would also be appreciated.

Thanks to all. Hope to hear from you.

1 A-90 Orlyonok Ekranoplan
2 An-22
3 Arsenal VB10
4 Atlas H-10/Mono Twin
5 AVRO Shackleton
6 Blackburn B-54 Y.B.1
7 Boeing XF8B-1
8 Bristol Brabazon
9 Bugatti R-100
10 Convair XFY-1Pogo
11 Convair R3Y-2 Tradewind
12 Cozy YV-22X
13 Curtiss P-35
14 Curtiss XBTC-2
15 Curtiss XF14C-2
16 Curtiss XP-60C / XP-60E
17 Curtiss XP-62
19 Douglas XTB2D-1Sky Pirate
18 Douglas A2D
20 Douglas XB-42 / -42A
21 Fairey Gannet
22 Fisher P-75A
23 Hiller X-18
24 Hughes XF-11
25 Kawanishi E15K Shiun "Norm"
26 Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu "Rex"
27 Kawasaki KI.64
28 Koolhaven
29 Latecoere 299A
30 Lockheed XFV-1 Pogo
31 Macchi-Castoldi MC.72
32 Martin-Baker MB-5
33 North American P-51 Miss Ashley II
36 North American P-51 Precious Metal
37 North American RB-51 Red Baron
34 North American XA2J-1
47 Northrop XB-35
35 Northrop XP-56
38 Republic XP-72
39 Saro Princess
40 Shorts Sturgeon
41 Spitfire F.47
42 Supermarine Seafang MK XXXII
43 Supermarine Seagull
44 Tupolev Tu-114
45 Tupolev Tu-20 / -95 Bear
46 Westland Wyvern
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wpearce



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
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Location: California, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Tom,

Have you seen this thread? You might need to be registered to see pictures and download attachments. http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-picture-requests/aircraft-contrarotating-props-17501.html

Also are you interested in Contra-Prop experiments? There was a P-47 and a F4U that were tested with contra-props, a Griffon powered Sea Fury, and the Napier Nomad test-bed Lincoln. There is another obscure one that I ran across the other day but I can't recall what it was at the moment.

I will look around and see what I have and email you.

I hope you will share you findings with us!
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Bill Pearce

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www.bluethunderairracing.com
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tfey



Joined: 13 Jul 2003
Posts: 55
Location: Arlington Hts., IL

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill, right you are, thanks. The link and list are appreciated. I forgot about the Nomad Lincoln. I've seen one pic each of the razorback P-47 (Curtiss props) and XF4U (Aeroprops), so yep, on the list they go.

They'll be an article soon on the website.

Tom
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