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Weather radar is mounted starboard on the Pilatus PC12 or in the Piper Meridian/M600/M500.

It adds drag to the right wing, thus a right yawing moment, and helps to counteract the slipstream effect and P-factor that tends to yaw the aircraft to the left.

So why is the wx-radar mounted port on the TBM ? (the propeller rotates in the same direction as the PC12, so it seems like the wx-radar only adds more yaw to the left)

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    $\begingroup$ Because it's French? $\endgroup$ – Juan Jimenez Feb 3 at 21:07
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    $\begingroup$ @JuanJimenez: "Because it's French?", hum those guys have pioneered aviation, to the point aviation is a French word. $\endgroup$ – mins Feb 14 at 18:36
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    $\begingroup$ @mins Aviation was invented before the French even knew they existed as a people, but I can see the French have yet to invent comedy. $\endgroup$ – Juan Jimenez Feb 15 at 10:01
  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, we should call it 航空. $\endgroup$ – bogl May 3 at 13:17
  • $\begingroup$ תעופה is older, and they're still pissed Jesus used it to take a hike after they nailed him to a fracking cross... $\endgroup$ – Juan Jimenez May 23 at 8:42

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