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I love all of those! In the first video, does that plane have two props spinning opposite each other or is that just an illusion?

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1 hour ago, Maximus97 said:

I love all of those! In the first video, does that plane have two props spinning opposite each other or is that just an illusion?

It does, two counter-rotating propellers. Its actually quite ingenious as it removes the problem of engine torque applying forces that drag the plane to one side.

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I thought so, especially when the person filming made note of its unique sound. That would be quite an interesting one to fly after flying single-prop planes.

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Is that some kind of prototype of Seafire or was it retrofitted with the second counter-spinning propeller after the war? It wasn't a standard and mass produced thing, was it?

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58 minutes ago, Veeltch said:

Is that some kind of prototype of Seafire or was it retrofitted with the second counter-spinning propeller after the war? It wasn't a standard and mass produced thing, was it?

All production Seafire FR. 46s and FR. 47s were delivered with the contra-rotating props. Spitfire F. 21s were commonly retrofitted with the mechanism as well.

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I wonder if this pilot plays KSP

 

 

 

And what a noob

On 25-3-2016 at 1:13 AM, Maximus97 said:

I love all of those! In the first video, does that plane have two props spinning opposite each other or is that just an illusion?

Could be, the russion Tupolev Tu-95 has counter rotating props, and there are a few more aircraft with it. Not very common though,

if you think that's weird, take a look at this engine!

 

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I was gonna make a thread like this. 

In the first one the plane goes into a flat spin, while trying to recover the engine dies (no starter!) He recovers at about 700 ft AGL and manages a dead stick landing. Hits a fence on the way down, he was fine but upside down when the recovery team found him.

Another amazing piece of piloting. The guy shuts off his engine (again, no starter) and lands back at his field going the wrong way just so he can get to the fuel pumps without re-starting. (There's some mild language as he comes to a stop 50 ft short of the aforementioned fuel pump)

 

Edited by KerbonautInTraining

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Worth a few reruns

Also, while this might not be, strictly speaking a flight vid, then at least it's connected to aviation

 

Edited by LN400

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Jetman was pretty cool. Pretty crazy too, there must be massive turbulence behind that jetliner

I'd have given you a like, but you had to follow it up with that jet pilot music video that was just..... horrid

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I watch a lot of Flite Test. I actually listen to the build videos in the background while I do other things lol. Literally listening to one now.

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