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prop

A device of sturdy material used to support or hold something in place.

mouth prop

A metal or rubber device inserted between the jaws to maintain the mouth in an open position. Synonym: bite block
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You usually find out about it during the annual when you get a phone call from your mechanic with the word that you either need a new prop (fixed pitch) or a blade replacement.
Even the Communist Party called a press conference to denounce Prop.
Our view is that if the difference is within $2000, a new prop is a good value, especially if you're going to keep the airplane for awhile.
TBO of a composite prop is comparable to metal props, however, the owner of a composite prop is never going to get the call from the prop shop telling her that the blades have been filed enough that they are undersized and have to be replaced.
Strawn does include an extremely comprehensive list of skills that a prop master should have, but she also lists skills that go beyond physical labor and talent.
Like blade rake, cupping allows the motor to be run higher, reduces slip and also helps the prop grip the water better in sharp turns, avoiding ventilation, or sucking in surface air.
David Westerfield, CEO of Westerfield Management, which runs both Showbiz and PrimeTime dance competitions, has seen prop malfunctions affect a performer's successes too many times.
Depending on the production, prop makers may have to carry out historical, cultural or science fiction research, and consult advisers in order to create accurate and realistic props.
987 gain or loss as a component of its taxable income each year; see 1991 Prop.
The prop people on Doctor Who also used medical equipment such as an anaesthetic mask and specimen jars and military communications equipment.