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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re Bugs on Propeller


Thread: [Acro] Re Bugs on Propeller

Message: [Acro] Re Bugs on Propeller

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From: GBird85502 at

Date: Mon, 06 May 2002 14:14:37 UTC


      It seems to me that more bugs would collect on the back of the prop 
because of angle of attack.  But some will obviously collect on the front as 
the blade is still moving with the front of the blade forward.  The bug is 
traveling at an angle that is somewhat less than 90 degrees to the blade cord 
line. (minus angle of attack)  But the bug has inertia and can not move out 
of the way of the prop, so it strikes the front.  With a wing the bugs are 
traveling relatively paralell with the wing, so no bugs strike on the top or 
bottom of the wing.

Man we need to go fly some more  WEW!

Greg Bird
Extra 300 driver
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