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[[Image#REDIRECT http:Propeller//wiki.jpg|thumb|300px|Propeller on the wing of a [[Cessna C310]]]]A '''propeller''' is essentially a type of fan which transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust for propulsion of a vehicle such as an aircraft, ship, or submarine through a fluid such as water or air, by rotating two or more twisted blades about a central shaft, in a manner analogous to rotating a screw through a solidflightgear. The blades of a propeller act as rotating wings (the blades of a propeller are in fact wings or airfoils), and produce force through application of both Bernoulli's principle and Newton's third law, generating a difference in pressure between the forward and rear surfaces of the airfoil-shaped blades and by accelerating a mass of air rearwardorg/index[[Category:Aircraft controls]]php/Powerplant#Propeller
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