New answers tagged


It is so you will see a circle when they are turning. Without contrasting bright tips turning propellers are invisible, and pose a grave risk for someone who is deaf, wearing heavy hearing protection, or distracted by other noises.


MCP is maximum power that can be used indefinitely without shortening the life of the engine. You might use MCP when you need all the available power during single engine cruise, to maintain an altitude for obstacle clearance, or when climbing single engine. MTOP is normal maximum for takeoff and initial climb, with a time limit. If you exceed the time ...

Top 50 recent answers are included