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Shar2

Proper Plane 1:32 Propellers

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A new Ukrainian company, Proper Plane have been developing new, real wood laminated propellers for your 1;32 WW1 models. The first two have now been released and can be seen HERE.

 

I was fortunate enough to have a nice chat over a coffee with the owner, Alex, whilst I was in Kiev back in September. He's an avid and rather brilliant modeller who wants to give something back to the modelling community with these new products. The first two propellers are for use with German subjects, but I'm sure there will be more to come in the future.

 

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I'd like to wish Alex all the best for his company and the wonderful products.

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Great company logo with the opposing P’s as prop blades 👍🏿

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Thanks for the link, they look great.

The only problem is that such a simple accessory could entice me to spend a lot of money. Resistance would seem futile.

I must admit though, one of these would look lovely on a WNW model.

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I have seen a few examples of these over on Scale Modellers FB page and they look stunning. I think he will be on to a winner with this range.

 

Duncan B

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Looks fantastic and I have a Sopwith Camel to build next year but I can't see how to buy from his FB page :(

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@Kallisti You click on the propeller you want, then send him a message you want to buy it.

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Thank you @Shar2!
Hello friends! 

 

I'm Alex Belov, a Proper Plane owner. I would like to say "thank you" for those who supported me and inspired to do that things.
And now I'm very glad to hear that comments from you about my propellers. I hope I will surprise you with my products in future.

 

If you want to ask me some question about my props, you are always welcome!

 

By the way should I change my Britmodeller avatar to Proper Plane now?


 

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5 hours ago, Shar2 said:

@Kallisti You click on the propeller you want, then send him a message you want to buy it.

 

Yup done that and a Sopwith Camel prop is now heading my way :)

 

Great product Alex, they look superb!

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Hi Alex,

 

Thanks for the response..

 

I asked the good folks over on Wooden Propellor and here is the response...

 


The Lang company was in effect the in-house prop shop for Sopwith and a few of their props were used on more than one aircraft, but I can find no commonality with the props for the Camel and Snipe aircraft.

With the BR2 engine most Camel props had a diameter of 2655mm or 2635mm.

With the same BR2 engine, props for the Snipe had a diameter of 2780mm. 

Whilst the pitch of Camel props remained mostly common at 2500mm, the pitch of Snipe props varied between 2490mm and 2920mm.

The difference in diameter between the Camel prop at 2655mm and the Snipe at 2780mm is 125mm and at 1/32 scale this amounts to just under 4mm.
 

 

So the Snipe had a larger diameter prop.

 

Thanks

 

Plasto

 

 

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Thank you for the valuable information @Plasto! Now I am preparing another propeller for Sopwith Pup, then, if it is necessary I continue the line of propellers for other Sopwith planes.

 

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Good one Alex, 

 

If you get round to a Snipe Prop at some point please let me know. 

 

Cheers

 

Plasto.

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This #Sopwith #Pup propeller was manufactured by Frederick Sage & Co. Ltd during the First World War. Frederick Sage was a shop fitting company that turned to aircraft production to help with the war effort.

 

This is a Proper Plane wooden propeller prototype in 1/32 scale for WnW Sopwith Pup kit. It was made using the kit detail with some amendments according the photos of real propeller. It will be available with 3D modeled resin hub.

 

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