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Video - Experiments with the propeller camera
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
26. June 2014


Scientists at DLR Göttingen have achieved a world first – showing the deformation of an aircraft propeller blade during flight. They have developed a special camera that can resist the enormous forces exerted during rotation. Their findings could not only help to improve aircraft propellers, but also helicopter rotors and wind turbines.