SELF-PITCHING PROPELLER TRIALS PROVE BENEFITS
In comparative trials held on the River Hamble, in the UK, the Brunton-Weil self-pitching propeller, known as the Autoprop, came out with top ratings. Using a Moody 'Eclipse 33' motor sailer, the Autoprop's speed, acceleration and crash stop times were compared with those of four other closely-matched propeller types. The manufacturer claims that in certain cases, crash stop times were reduced by more than 50% and acceleration to 6 knots was improved by up to 70%. The Autoprop has independent, freely pivoting blades that automatically adopt the most efficient pitch.
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- Journal article
- Publication Date: 1988-12
- Pagination: 3/4 p.
- Marine Engineers Review
- ISSN: 0047-5955
- TRT Terms: Automation; Pitch (Dynamics); Propeller blades; Seaworthiness; Ship trials
- Old TRIS Terms: Autoprop
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00656964
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM