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The propeller of this light airplane almost looks like a triangle, so I'm interested in knowing its performance but I need help in identifying this plane because I don't even know her name.

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    $\begingroup$ I notice the word Hornet painted on the engine cowling. $\endgroup$
    – Criggie
    Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 20:18
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    $\begingroup$ It looks very concerned... $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 23:41
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    $\begingroup$ @Harper: It looks like the love child of Robotnik and Gru. $\endgroup$
    – Flater
    Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 11:57

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Looks like the "Homebuilt Hornet, one-off wonder plane" on the cover of the March edition of the Australian Sport Pilot Magazine.

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The article can be found on pages 34-37.

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The aircraft is a Hornet, built as a one-off by Australian Colin Jamieson. The fuselage was made from two canoes, and it's powered by a 80hp Jabiru engine.

It featured in the March edition of Australian Sport Pilot, where you can see more pictures and read something about it's history.

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Jabiru in Australia seems to be engine manufacturer. They also supply propellers. https://jabiru.net.au/propellers/

The prop pictured doesn't too much like the 2200 Wooden Laminate they offer for the 80 HP 2200 Aero Engine https://jabiru.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2200-Aero-Engine-Flyer.compressed.pdf

To my eye, it doesn't look triangular.

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  • $\begingroup$ The prop blade on one side is quite a different angle than the prop blade on the other side. It sort of suggests triangles. Interesting aesthetic choice... $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 0:15
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    $\begingroup$ The keading edge on both blades is forward on the spinner. I get the impression you have not seen a fixed prop in person. You should visit your local small airport and ask for a tour, to look at the planes up close. $\endgroup$
    – CrossRoads
    Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 3:05
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I actually thought the prop was tapered to reduce induce drag and increase efficiency #CrossRoads $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 19:09

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