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Old 09-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Identification and Valuation of Cheetah Propeller

Hi

I have a wooden prop for sale in South Africa, it is a Cheetah Prop with a copper marking plate detailing the following :

Cheetah X.P. 696
DRG.Z.3931..D.763
SER. G.H.S.1673
OCT 44

I would very much appreciate any info regarding value and possible interest in propellers like this.

The prop is in good condition and has a bronze or copper leading edge on the wood.

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Hello Stephan,

Welcome.

Your prop dates from WW2, as shown by the date. It's from a twin engined training aircraft, the Airspeed Oxford, which was used as a multi-engined trainer and also for Navigator and wireless operartor training.

Your data translates as;

Cheetah X. The engine, an aircooled radial.
P. 696 The pitch of the prop, 6.96 ft
DRG.Z.3931 The drawing number of the prop where Z indicates the designer, the Airscrew Co. of Great Britain.
D.763 The diameter of the prop, 7.63 ft.
SER. G.H.S.1673 The serial number of the prop and the maker GHS (I don't know who they were).
OCT 44 The date when new and passed as airworthy.

Such aircraft were widely used as training aircraft in the Commonwealth Training Scheme in Canada, Rhodesia and South Africa and probably Austalia too.

Value at auction about 200 GBP or $320 USD.

With kind regards,

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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Hello Bob

Thanks a million for your responce, are their a lot of them still arround?

Kind Regards

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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Stephan,

I see two or three a year at auctions in GB and Canada. My definition of rare is a prop that I see examples of once every eighteen to twenty four months.

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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Steven
I have the same prop as the one you asked about. The details is a little different.
The plate on mine has the following:
CHEETAH.XP.69
RG.Z.3931.0.738
SER.G.HS.1294
JULIE 44

It was nice to see that another South African has the same.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
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Hi

I also have a wooden prop that I would like some more information about, and also on what aircraft it was used. Its a -
Cheetah X.P 696
DRGZ3931D733
Ser GHS1430
Aug '44

Any info will really be appreciated.

Thanks
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
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Default cheetah prop

I have an S&S propeller for sale .Its in a mint condition.
markings are:
ss-ss150E
SERG 1927
Cheetah Mk1X
Anson 1
Feb 1943
I would like to sell it as I am moving.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:03 PM   #9
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Default S & S prop

Hello from Dennis in Seattle. Please post some pictures of your S & S prop, preferably taken outside in natural sunlight to show off the natural wood grains and any nicks or flaws, they show up much better in the sunlight, even more helpful if against black cloth for better contrast.

Thank you.

Dennis Hicklin
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:57 PM   #10
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Default Airspeed Oxford Prop

Hi all,
I have the same prop as the two of you asked about.
The details are a little different too.
The plate on mine has the following:
CHEETAH.XP.69
DRG.Z.3931.D.7.33
SER.G.H.S.1215
JULIE 44

Apparently it was flown by an pilot called "Greef" in the SAAF

Unfortunately the blades have been cut and its only the centre and appox 500mm on either side left....??

What is the value now?
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