propeller shaft

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propeller shaft

[prə′pel·ər ‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaft, carrying a screw propeller at its end, that transmits power from an engine to the propeller.

propeller shaft

The shaft on which the propeller is mounted.
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18 August 2014 - Swedish industrial components and systems distributor Indutrade AB (STO:INDT) announced the acquisition of UK-based propshaft manufacturer and component distributor Bailey Morris Ltd without revealing financial details.
The event, which was also the first Southern Off-Road Challenge (SORC) event for the year was co-sponsored by Propshaft Engineering.
As the clutch dog became resistant to movement on the propshaft, the shift interrupter switch would hang and the engine would stall.
When the S800 became available in Britain in 1967, it had conventional propshaft drive to the rear wheels and an ordinary live axle located by trailing arms and a Panhard rod.
This design increases ground clearance and eliminates the use of conventional axles with an exposed propshaft driveline, which can often lead to materials, such as bale string, tangling around the propshaft.
engine speed, propshaft speed etc) whilst time histories are logged on the other channels.
Propshaft drive for trailers has been tried on several occasions but with limited success due to adverse effects on handling, leaving an extension of any hybrid drive system fitted to the prime mover as the likely option for any future driven trailer projects.
Defending champion Gronholm retired in the sixth special after damaging his propshaft.
All the time she was just a foot from his rear wheels and 18 inches from the spinning propshaft.
But he is still waiting for the propshaft he wanted for his van.
The system also increases driveline alignment by maintaining ideal drive-line angles and therefore reducing wear on the universal joints in the propshaft.