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XyZspineZyX
08-20-2003, 02:47 PM
Anyone else think it would be nice to see your propeller shred to pieces instead of having debris go through it and then get the "engine inoperable" message?
And when hitting the ground, collisions and such.

-PunkFriday

XyZspineZyX
08-20-2003, 02:47 PM
Anyone else think it would be nice to see your propeller shred to pieces instead of having debris go through it and then get the "engine inoperable" message?
And when hitting the ground, collisions and such.

-PunkFriday

XyZspineZyX
08-20-2003, 11:57 PM
Propellers wont just shred. They wont hardly break. They will bend and malfunction however. I watched guys from the FAA dig a prop out of the ground from an airplane that had nosed straight into it. It was about 3 feet in the dirt and was not broken. Bent yes, but not broken. They said they can tell by looking at the blades whether or not the engine was running. I think they have prop damage modeled fairly accurately.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 12:20 AM
...

unless, of course, it is a wooden prop ...


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Message Edited on 08/21/0304:26AM by Falcon_41

XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 12:29 AM
Actually, I've heard that if the engine is running when the prop hits the ground,the prop will bend OUTWARD,not inward like you would think. The only time the prop bends inward is if it hits the ground with the engine inoperable(or at least not running). The game ONLY models inward-bent props,but to me it's just a small oversight. Not a big deal. The only time I've seen wooden props break(in game)is when the plane makes a belly landing.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 02:43 AM
Depends on the attitude of the aircraft at impact.

Nose up and the prop will bend outwards, nose down or level and it will bend inwards. Of course there is a gray area in there based on rpms vs. forward motion.

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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 03:37 AM
Punkfriday wrote:
- Anyone else think it would be nice to see your
- propeller shred to pieces instead of having debris
- go through it and then get the "engine inoperable"
- message?
- And when hitting the ground, collisions and such.

To answer your question.. No.. There are many MANY other things I would like to see before I saw that.



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XyZspineZyX
08-21-2003, 03:10 PM
The TB-3 has wooden props, and I believe they break.
Falcon_41 wrote:
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- unless, of course, it is a wooden prop ...




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