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XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 06:40 PM
I love this sim but sometimes I am kind of left speechless at seeing how naive it turns to be... Suppose you're diving at 700kph it's pretty clear your engine is actually working in the USER zone i.e. for the non-engineers fellows out there that means it's actually working as an air brake, now I wonder why decreasing the prop picth should cause the prop to run slower and in no way slow down your plane... suppose you're driving your car down a steep slope at 50 kph and kick your 1st gear in I'll bet you your car engine will start crying and your car speed will quickly drop to about 20 kph... prop pitch should work in a similar way, but it doesn't...
any idea?
regards

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 06:40 PM
I love this sim but sometimes I am kind of left speechless at seeing how naive it turns to be... Suppose you're diving at 700kph it's pretty clear your engine is actually working in the USER zone i.e. for the non-engineers fellows out there that means it's actually working as an air brake, now I wonder why decreasing the prop picth should cause the prop to run slower and in no way slow down your plane... suppose you're driving your car down a steep slope at 50 kph and kick your 1st gear in I'll bet you your car engine will start crying and your car speed will quickly drop to about 20 kph... prop pitch should work in a similar way, but it doesn't...
any idea?
regards

XyZspineZyX
08-27-2003, 06:52 PM
low prop pitch = high gear not low gear.

low prop pitch = coarse prop.

But if you go full fine and dive doesn't that overrev the engine anyway? (I don't really fly planes hwere the prop pitch is directly adjustable so I don't know).

XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 11:02 PM
Bringing power to idle and rolling in a flat blade angle will prevent excessive dive speed in a manner consitant with what I have experienced in similar aircraft types.


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XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 11:42 PM
I think the car gear analogy has done more to harm the understanding of prop pitch than any other analogy in history.