De Serpeling 10, 8219 PZ Lelystad
+31 (0)320 28 18 77

Carbon Propeller blades for The Flying Dutchman Madurodam

Holland Composites > Special products > Carbon Propeller blades for The Flying Dutchman Madurodam

Project detailsx

Project detailsx

Client: Theme park Madurodam
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Year: 2020
Material: Carbon pre-preg
Specifics: There was only one original propeller blade and part of the engine housing available as an example for making the new propellers. Thanks to our many years of experience, this creative challenge was no problem for us.

On 2 July 2020, the new indoor attraction “The Flying Dutchman” in Madurodam opened its doors to the public. This unique ‘flight experience’ is in a life-size, fully restored Douglas DC-3, better known as Dakota. This type of aircraft is seen as a true ‘gamechanger’ in the history of aviation and is also the most built aircraft in aviation history.

Challenging renovation
The builders of Madurodam have been working for over a year and a half on the restoration and transformation of the Dakota. Holland Composites contributed to this by equipping the iconic aircraft with new propellers, made of robust and lightweight carbon pre-preg.
We love creative challenges and making the new propellers was one of them. There was only one original propeller blade and part of the engine housing left. Our carbon experts moulded this sheet with carbon fibre, creating a mould. This mould was used to make the new carbon propeller blades, entirely in the style of the original engine propellers.

The advantages of carbon over metal:

  • Lightweight – reduction of the total weight of the attraction
  • Corrosion-free – no rust formation = no unsightly and weakened areas
  • Low maintenance – remains nice and tidy even after years of standing in all weathers, which in turn reduces maintenance costs.

An extra special aspect of Madurodam’s newest attraction is its size: scale 1:1. This has never before been used in the miniature city of Madurodam and shows the enormous creativity and craftsmanship of the builders. We are very proud that with our knowledge and skills we have contributed to the metamorphosis of the Dakota to the spectacular attraction “The Flying Dutchman”.

Do you also have a creative challenge when it comes to carbon composite? Contact our carbon experts now!

Questions? Call for more information!

Want to know what is possible? Make an appointment without obligation!

Download our FREE inspiration book

Be inspired by the unlimited possibilities of composites. Download our inspiration book and view our worldwide projects.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Wij gebruiken cookies om u de beste online ervaring te bieden. Door akkoord te gaan, accepteert u het gebruik van cookies in overeenstemming met ons cookiebeleid.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy-instellingen

Wanneer u een website bezoekt, kan deze informatie in uw browser opslaan of ophalen, meestal in de vorm van cookies. Beheer hier uw persoonlijke cookiediensten.

Deze cookies zijn nodig om de website te laten functioneren en kunnen niet worden uitgeschakeld in onze systemen.

Om deze website te gebruiken, gebruiken wij de volgende technisch vereiste cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Omwille van de prestaties gebruiken we Cloudflare als een CDN-netwerk. Hiermee wordt een cookie "__cfduid" opgeslagen om beveiligingsinstellingen per client toe te passen. Deze cookie is strikt noodzakelijk voor de beveiligingsfuncties van Cloudflare en kan niet worden uitgeschakeld.
  • __cfduid

We gebruiken Google Tag Manager om ons verkeer te controleren en ons te helpen bij het testen van nieuwe functies.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services