variable-pitch propeller

A propeller whose pitch may be changed when the engine is operating. See feather (ii).

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • variable-pitch propeller — noun propeller for which the angle of the blades is adjustable • Hypernyms: ↑propeller, ↑propellor * * * variable pitch propeller noun (aeronautics) A propeller with blades movable by mechanical means during rotation to optimize the pitch for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pitch-Propeller — Ein Verstellpropeller Verstellpropeller sind Propeller, bei denen der Einstellwinkel der Propellerblätter variabel ist, wodurch der Anstellwinkel der Blätter an verschiedene Betriebssituationen angepasst werden kann. Verstellpropeller kommen als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • variable-pitch — /vair ee euh beuhl pich /, adj. Aeron., Naut. (of a propeller) controllable pitch. * * * …   Universalium

  • variable-pitch — /vair ee euh beuhl pich /, adj. Aeron., Naut. (of a propeller) controllable pitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Controllable pitch propeller — A controllable pitch propeller (CPP) or variable pitch propeller is a type of propeller with blades that can be rotated around their long axis to change their pitch. If the pitch can be set to negative values, the reversible propeller can also… …   Wikipedia

  • Controllable Pitch-Propeller — Ein Verstellpropeller Verstellpropeller sind Propeller, bei denen der Einstellwinkel der Propellerblätter variabel ist, wodurch der Anstellwinkel der Blätter an verschiedene Betriebssituationen angepasst werden kann. Verstellpropeller kommen als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Controllable pitch propeller — Ein Verstellpropeller Verstellpropeller sind Propeller, bei denen der Einstellwinkel der Propellerblätter variabel ist, wodurch der Anstellwinkel der Blätter an verschiedene Betriebssituationen angepasst werden kann. Verstellpropeller kommen als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fixed-pitch propeller — «FIHKST PIHCH», a propeller in which the pitch, or blade angle, is not adjustable and not variable …   Useful english dictionary

  • Propeller — A propeller is essentially a type of fan which transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust for propulsion of a vehicle such as an aircraft, ship, or submarine through a mass such as water or air, by rotating two or more twisted… …   Wikipedia

  • pitch control — i. That giving manual control of the propeller pitch as is done in a constant speed unit where datum is moved manually. In a variable pitch propeller, the act of changing the pitch of the propeller. The pitch changes are done through pitch… …   Aviation dictionary

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