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Smibbons
02-17-2015, 02:24 AM
Hi there,
I am super excited to be the new owner of this 86 inch long beauty.
Could you please identify the airplane type/history and anything else about it?

86 inches
Fabric tips
8 holes
Markings stamped on side :
L. L. M 185
DES . 86. M. 54
RPM 2220
MAY 42
Witten on iside with marker M120
Bolt hole Center distance 5 1/4

Thanks much

Smibbons
02-17-2015, 02:27 AM
Heres another picture.

Smibbons
02-17-2015, 02:32 AM
There are three round stamps (AME stamp ?)in the top corner.

Dave
02-17-2015, 11:11 AM
That design number shows up on the Sensenich (http://www.woodenpropeller.com/MWPSensenich.html) list as being used on a "D H Trainer" with a Menasco engine. The D.H may refer to DeHavilland, although I would expect a left hand thread would be more likely on a 1942 DeHavilland aircraft (although perhaps that only applies to the more common Gypsy engine series).

PS edit: Scroll about halfway down this page (http://www.woodenpropeller.com/MWPSensenich.html) and you'll see a photo of a Menasco engine installed on a DeHavilland Tiger Moth, with a right hand rotating prop like yours, so I think that's your best match.

Also I think the Menasco was 120 hp, so the "M120" on the hub may be consistent with that.