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Piston powered aircraft can also be pressurized, the models that are have turbo-superchargers, an exhaust driven turbine that pressurises the air going into the cylinders. Some of the air from the turbos goes to the passenger cabin. The level of pressure is controlled by outflow valves just like jet powered aircraft.


I was a P-3 Flight Engineer and the Allison T-56 engines had engine driven compressor's mounted on the propeller gearboxes on the inboard engines that allowed for a 30'000 ft. Ceiling.


A turboprop plane can be pressurized in the same way a turbofan plane can: via bleed air from the compressor stage of the turbine engine. A turboprop and turbofan are not that different actually. You have a turbine engine core that powers the big fan at the front or the big propeller via a gearbox (although the turbofan still gets some of its thrust from the ...


Turboprops are actually turbine engines. They can produce bleed air just like turbine engines (e.g. turbofan). The bleed air can be used directly to pressurize the cabin, or it can drive another turbo compressor to pressurize fresh air from the outside: Modern aircraft with supercharged piston engines simply use bleed air from a) the main engine's ...


I think there are some confusion here, in particular, as @user3528438 said, with units used in formulas. I'll also try to highlight problem with another point of view. 1. Formulas comparison First of all, be really careful when using the first formula. At first, I thought it was not consistent regarding range R units. The way you make calculation ...


For more background, this question is about the usage of Breguet Range Equation (I find this explanation better suited for this question) There are many problems with your calculation: Time unit of speed should be the same as the time unit of SFC. For your first calculation, since you used mph for speed and lb/(hp*h) for SFC, your SFC term shouldn't have 1/...

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