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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:54 AM
Curiouse I havent tryed using this yet but was reading up about it anyone care to eloberate about feathering & its Proper use ?

I have the general idea But could use some In Sim Insight as to proper use for german AC

Correct me if im wrong:

I would choose to feather if I was say In a dive in fw190 with High RPM... this would:---->

A: Lower the RPM to safe limit while gaining speed rapidly
as the Prop Blades Widend thus Grabing/padaling the airharder & lowering the rpms ?

B:Thin the Prop Blades thus Grabing/padaling less air causing the RPM's too skyrocket & Roast the engine in a mater of seconds ?

C: None of the above ?

I think its A but not sure ?

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 07:54 AM
Curiouse I havent tryed using this yet but was reading up about it anyone care to eloberate about feathering & its Proper use ?

I have the general idea But could use some In Sim Insight as to proper use for german AC

Correct me if im wrong:

I would choose to feather if I was say In a dive in fw190 with High RPM... this would:---->

A: Lower the RPM to safe limit while gaining speed rapidly
as the Prop Blades Widend thus Grabing/padaling the airharder & lowering the rpms ?

B:Thin the Prop Blades thus Grabing/padaling less air causing the RPM's too skyrocket & Roast the engine in a mater of seconds ?

C: None of the above ?

I think its A but not sure ?

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XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 08:00 AM
A feathered propeller is rotated to its maximum coarseness, so that the blade is parallel to the relative airflow.

I've only heard of this being used to reduce the drag of the propeller after an engine failure.

Then on the second day, it was made bug free, and He saw that it was good.

XyZspineZyX
07-04-2003, 09:46 AM
Feathering props would be like taking all the blades off of a fan and rotating them to where they don't push or pull any air at all, straight forward. This is useful if you need to stop a windmilling prop. An engine that has failed causes more drag, therefore by feathering the props, you can cut that drag down, hence improving the aircrafts performance. I'm not sure how useful it is to feather a prop on a single engine plane, other than to help you glide just that little bit farther to that flat bit of land just past the forest. Did this help?


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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 01:50 AM
Roger that

If you want too glide in german ac simply use 0 PP

Im sad that feathering is not what I thought it was

Thx for the info

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Tully__
07-05-2003, 01:53 AM
Single engined aircraft are rarely (if ever) equipped with a feathering prop. They're only fitted to multi engine aircraft to allow minimum drag on the un-powered side in the case of an engine failure.

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XyZspineZyX
07-05-2003, 04:01 AM
the only plane you can feather the props are the he111 correct?

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