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Lindbergh Propeller

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Anything associated with Lindbergh is almost instantly valuable. He was the biggest cultural celebrity of that era. While this is not a prop from the Spirit of St. Louis, it is still worth a considerable sum since it's attached to Lindy.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Charles Lindbergh gained international fame in 1927 as the first pilot to fly non-stop across the Atlantic ocean.
  • Fact 2: Most propellers of this era were hand-carved from laminate wood, though some (like those on the Spirit of St. Louis) were machined from metal.
  • Fact 3: The modern propeller shape was developed by the Wright brothers, and has remain largely unchanged in the century since.
  • Fact 4: Balance is extremely important in building propellers; an imbalance of a few grams can tear the blade apart at full speed.
  • Fact 5: The colorful painted tips on classic wooden propellers were actually fabric or leather wraps added to prevent the wood from splitting.

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