Monday, 20 May 2013

POLIKARPOV Po-2 WITH NEW HERCULES PROPELLER

The Shuttleworth collection's Polikarpov Po-2 was seen flying at Old Warden on Sunday 19th May.  This really is a big machine, dwarfing the Tiger Moth it was parked next to.  The 5 cylinder radial engine gave out a wonderful slow and deep beat as the aircraft flew around before the main display started.

Hercules manufactured the propeller - a reproduction of the original and the pilot reported it to be performing just as expected.


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