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AVT 2129 Propellers

Removal, inspection, repair, dressing and installation of propellers. Propeller pitch, angle of attack and forces. Metal, wood and composite propellers. Variable pitch propellers including constant speed, reversing, feathering and ground adjustable propellers. Propeller systems including governors, ice control and auxiliary systems. Propeller storage and return to service. Propeller certificate data. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Department: Aviation Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate knowledge of variable pitch propellers including constant speed, reversing and feathering propellers. Demonstrate inspection and repair techniques of variable pitch propellers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to statically and dynamically balance a propeller and perform operational checks. Analyze an out-of-balance condition to determine the procedures to correct the condition; understand the results of operating in an out-of-balance condition.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge to remove, inspect, repair as necessary, and install a propeller using Federal Aviation Administration regulations and manufacturer-approved procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to inspect, service, and repair minor dents and abrasions on propeller blades. Evaluate the damage to determine if it is beyond repair limits or will require repair station authority. Demonstrate the ability to return the propeller blade to serviceable condition.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2