The author’s Monocoupe sports a static scale propeller that
gives the aircraft a finished look. The propeller made in this
article was used on a 1/4-scale Travel Air biplane.
Photo 1 W hen showing off a static model at a contest, the first thing a judge sees is the propeller, so it had better be a knockout! Making what I call a “show
propeller” is not difficult and it only takes a short time to
carve out a masterpiece to install on your airplane.
The tools needed to make the propeller are usually in the
shop (Photo 1). A band saw is also needed to cut out the
outline of the propeller and a circular saw is used to cut the
pieces of redwood and pine to make the propeller blank
If you are a modeler in need of a beautiful propeller, read
on and let’s make one. I will describe how to make a 24-inch
laminated propeller for use on a 1/4-scale Travel Air biplane.
Add a scale look to your model
Photos by the author and Mark Lanterman
by Lawrence E. Klingberg
49 Model Aviation JUNE 2015 www.ModelAviation.com