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Old June 25, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Question Propeller tip

propeller tip the extreme end of a propeller blade. The tip, capable of rotating at speeds approaching the speed of sound (1,100 feet or about 300 meters per second), can become nicked and scratched, which weakens the blade. Due to the tremendous wind forces pushing against it, a damaged, weakened propeller blade can break off, causing enough imbalance to tear the entire engine from the aircraft, resulting in its crash.

What would be the best translation into Spanish for 'propeller tip'?

"puntas de las h
élices"?
"palas de las hélices"?

I take any tip on this...
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Old June 25, 2011, 01:25 PM
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"puntas de las hélices"?
"palas de las hélices"?
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From what I can see, "hélice" = propeller, and "pala de hélice" is a propeller blade and not the tip of the blade. What about one of these:

"puntas de las palas de hélice"
"puntas de las palas de las hélices"
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extremo/punta de aspa
extremos/puntas de las palas

Los "molinos de viento" de ahora son aerogeneradores bipala o tripala. Son muy largas para ser aletas y creo que muy pocas como para hablar de una hélice.
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punta de la pala (de la hélice)
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I think it is only "punta de la hélice" y no de las aletas/hojas/palas.

Es la protuberancia que sobresale como una nariz.
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I think it is only "punta de la hélice" y no de las aletas/hojas/palas.

Es la protuberancia que sobresale como una nariz.
But JP asked about:

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propeller tip the extreme end of a propeller blade. The tip
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What would be the best translation into Spanish for 'propeller tip'?...
That is, he asked about the ends of the blades, and not the leading point of the turn shaft that the blades are mounted on.

I found a web site that has a short listing of terminology for the parts of a propeller at: http://www.challengers101.com/Props101.html

In English, at least, the "tip" is the extreme end of the blade, which attached to a hub at the end of the propeller shaft.

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From what I can see, "hélice" = propeller, and "pala de hélice" is a propeller blade and not the tip of the blade. What about one of these:

"puntas de las palas de hélice"
"puntas de las palas de las hélices"
It seems to me that "puntas de las palas de las hélices" is the best choice, for want of a better technical expression...

Thank you for your input! (It definitely helps!)

Oh, wow, thank you all, for your input (I answered without seeing the rest of the answers...) Appreciated!
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But JP asked about:



That is, he asked about the ends of the blades, and not the leading point of the turn shaft that the blades are mounted on.

I found a web site that has a short listing of terminology for the parts of a propeller at: http://www.challengers101.com/Props101.html

In English, at least, the "tip" is the extreme end of the blade, which attached to a hub at the end of the propeller shaft.
Right! I didn't read correctly...
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