How Propellers Work


“Drone 2” by Michael Khor is licensed under CC BY 2.0

By: Shaun Nguyen, Journalist

Have you ever seen an objects fly with propellers or wings?  Propellers are a very important part for objects that can fly like a helicopter and a drone. Most vehicles that fly tend to use propellers. On a helicopter, you need propellers to make the helicopter fly. The fastest propeller has gone up to 540 mph.

The first aircraft that had a propeller was made on December 17, 1903. It was made by the Wright Brothers. Their real names were Wilbur and Orville Wright.

The propellers help a plane or an object move through the air. The propellers ranges on how big the plane or object is. The biggest propeller made is 131 tons and 34 feet tall. The average propeller weighs about 80 pounds.

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