Single-blade propeller


Single-blade propeller

A single-blade propeller is a notable configuration of a propulsion system used on aerodynes to generate thrust. Normally propellers are multiblades. The simplicity of a single-blade propeller fits very well on motorized gliders, because it permits the design of a smaller aperture of the glider fuselage for retraction of the powerplant, the counter-balanced teetering mono-blade propeller generates less vibrations than all the other conventional multiblade configurations. Everel Propeller Corporation in the 1940s produced the counter-balance single-blade propeller. [http://community.iexplore.com/photogallery/displayFeaturePhoto.asp?ID=95121 Everel Propeller]

Patents

* [http://www.google.com/patents?id=rVlqAAAAEBAJ&dq=2742095 US Patent 2742095 Mechanism for balancing single blade aircraft rotor]
* [http://www.google.com/patents?id=J0gNAAAAEBAJ&dq=6619585 US Patent 6619585 Helicopter single-blade rotor]
* [http://www.google.com/patents?id=9r8XAAAAEBAJ&dq=5971322 US Patent 5971322] - Propeller propulsion unit for aircrafts in general

ources

*http://www.glidingmagazine.com/FeatureArticle.asp?id=368
*http://www.alisport.com/eu/images/img_news/Volaresett04/VOLARE_SETT04.htm


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