Sensenich Piper L4(2)

Description

Producer (type): Sensenich, USA
Propeller No.: D 9829
Production Date: 1943 onward
Pitch:
Diameter: 1840?
Engine: Continental A-65-8
Country of Origin: USA
Used on: Piper L4 Cub,

About the propeller, The propeller was produced by Sensenich, USA. The history is not 100% clear. Decals are most likely retrofit ones. Red coloured tips could be dated back to the “airclub’s life” of the prop or a result of the restoration. Red painting covers olive green one.  Model number is 43K 10107, most likely. In private collection. Presented here thanks to Jacek Dzienisiuk.

Construction, The propeller lamination consists of five ash (most likely) plies. The outboard length of leading edge of approx. 600 mm and the tips have brass sheathing, while tips on the length of approx. 310 mm are covered with painted fabric (contemporarily paint).

Aircraft and Engine, The propeller was most likely used in Poland with one of ex-US Army Piper L4 Cub. It proves that some of American airscrews kept airworty status. The propeller was working with 4-cylinder Continental A-65-8 engine, boxer layout. Engine cubic capacity – 2,8l.

References:

  1. Polish Wings 5, Ex USAAF Aircraft, Andrzej Morgała, Stratus, 2011,
  2. Samolot Wielozadaniowy Piper L4 Cub, Benedykt Kempski Warszawa 1989, TBIU 130,
  3. Łódzkie Samoloty Inż. Sołtyka, Edward Kocent – Zieliński, ZP Grupa, 2010,

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