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Pitts pilot lands propless plane..

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Re: Pitts pilot lands propless plane..

Unread post by HJK 414 » Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 am

Oooooops

Quite a worry when your Prop decides to retire from active duty in mid flight ….. :wink:

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Re: Pitts pilot lands propless plane..

Unread post by Burner » Wed May 01, 2019 10:16 am

Definitely! Possibly a worse of a shock if the whole prop doesn't come off at once! The vibrations and forces associated with just losing one blade must be horrific!

I once had a prop deice failure in icing on one blade out of a four blade prop. Just the unbalance caused by unequal ice accretion, was startling!
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Unread post by Chuck » Wed May 01, 2019 11:29 am

Precise proactive pilot input procedures prevented possible problems
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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Wed May 01, 2019 10:18 pm

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Re: Pitts pilot lands propless plane..

Unread post by Trevor Duane » Thu May 02, 2019 6:35 am

Burner wrote:
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Definitely! Possibly a worse of a shock if the whole prop doesn't come off at once! The vibrations and forces associated with just losing one blade must be horrific!
That scenario will most likely see you loosing everything fwd of the firewall along with the broken blade.
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