Propeller Theory 101

Propeller blades are airfoils, and their angle of attack to the relative wind can be just as critical to efficient operation as the winds they haul aloft.

Ludwig Wittgenstein was among the most difficult and abstract of philosophers. But that’s not how he started out. Wittgenstein was an early pioneer in aeronautical engineering. He published a treatise on propellers in 1911, just eight years after the Wright Brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk. He went to England to learn more about aerodynamics, […]
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