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Stackhouse25th
07-11-2005, 04:01 AM
Yeah for those of you satisfied I am mostly satisified.

I recently put a betty into a high speed dive with 100% prop pitch and engines OFF. After reaching speed of 500KMH or so, the engines were spinning quickly, and for some reason torque effect was playing a role. Go ahead try it yourself.

Just a heads up, not a rant.

hobnail
07-11-2005, 05:42 AM
[uninformed guess]

Flywheels?

[/uninformed guess]

NonWonderDog
07-11-2005, 06:25 AM
If you're rolling away from the normal engine torque it's just the trim. The plane is trimmed against the torque for cruise speed and power. If the engine's off you'll roll, especially at high speeds.

The goofiness occurs if the prop stops windmilling (on the fighters, at least). Then the plane starts rolling *with* the non-existant engine torque, which shouldn't happen.