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What's the thrust of a given propeller at zero airspeed?

The trick to avoid a division by zero is to use the speed at the plane of the propeller disk and not the speed at infinite distance. Then you can use the same equation for a moving and a static ...
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What's the thrust of a given propeller at zero airspeed?

the relation falls apart at zero airspeed by virtue of dividing by zero With props, thrust is affected by airspeed, but it is important to realize engine power output only works against the drag of ...
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When discussing a “feathering, counterweighted propeller” where are the counterweights?

They're at the blade roots. If the propeller has a spinner, they are usually hidden, but if there is no spinner, they stick out like sore thumbs. Oil drives the blades fine, the weights drive them ...
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