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Aircraft propellers are airfoils which convert rotary motion from a piston or turbine engine into thrust suitable for propelling an aircraft.

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As a followup to Why do turbofan blade tips exceed the speed of sounds while prop tips should not my question is: why have rings on propellers not been used to overcome this problem? It seems from th …
asked Dec 13 '15 by Fabrizio Mazzoni
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How does a propeller remain attached to the engine? I know there is a gearbox and/or some other mechanism that transmit the movement but is there any security mechanism that avoids it from completely … detaching from the main engine? There is a huge amount of forces acting on that tiny spot where the propeller is attached to the engine, especially on turboprops, and this is where my question comes from. …
asked May 24 '15 by Fabrizio Mazzoni
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I was trying flightgear simulator since I am not a pilot (but have completed ground school) and one thing I have noticed is that the P-Factor increases with thrust applied whether taking off or in cru …
asked Jun 26 '15 by Fabrizio Mazzoni
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What would happen if one or more of the blades (but not all) on a variable pitch prop would not tilt at the same angle as the other ones? Could this situation happen or is the technology so advanced …
asked May 17 '15 by Fabrizio Mazzoni