propeller pitch


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial.

propeller pitch

propeller pitchclick for a larger image
The acute angle between the chord of a propeller and a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation. The three main pitch angles are coarse, fine, and feathered.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
For a propeller of 15 cm in diameter and a minimum angle of attack of at least 45[degrees], the propeller pitch would be approximately 47 cm.
The SWI-TEC Hydro Charger features a coupling between the gearbox and the propeller, which reduces vibrations to a minimum, making it barely audible and has a propeller pitch that is adjustable depending on the average cruise.
In flight, at cruise conditions the pilot can then set a higher propeller pitch angle with a lower rpm to increase efficiency.