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Hello guys,

 

I took these photos of a former VNAF Skyraider on display in Saigon. 

Incidentally the propeller blades on this plane are mounted backwards (back to front). 
Should they be mounted properly, I wouldn't have noticed this curious detail: a small angled 'ledge' running lengthwise on the trailing edge of the blade. 

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Now that I know it's there, I can see it on several other Skyraider photos although it's hard to notice since the 'ledge' is located on the back of the propeller. 

Can you A-1 experts shed some light on this curious detail? 

 

Thank you

Quang

 

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I don't know what it is but I do know that the pitch on the prop in your pictures is all hosed up. That is the leading edge.  The prop turns counter clockwise when facing it.

 

Exactly Ron. The blades are mounted backwards  :mental:

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