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WBVulture 06-24-2019 04:35 PM

Help with ID of propeller and aircraft
The propeller is a Sensenich with the "SB" decal serial number 8743 and the model designation DES69D. It is for a 40hp engine at 2575 RPM. There are six hub attachment points.

I assume this is for the Continental 40 hp engine. How can I date the manufacture and determine which aircraft it was for (Piper E2, J2, J3, Aeronca series, Taylorcraft etc). Thanks!

Dbahnson 06-24-2019 04:44 PM

Per Sensenich themselves you can't date it except that it was manufactured between 1932 and 1942.

When a propeller design was approved for several different models there is no way to tell which model might have used it, unless by some quirk you found a log entry for an aircraft that happened to match the exact serial number, which is extremely unlikely.

WBVulture 06-25-2019 01:05 PM

Thanks for the info

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