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Old August 31st 16, 11:26 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Old August 31st 16, 11:47 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Default Felixstowe Flying Boats pics [14/16] - Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg (1/1)

Miloch wrote in
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Now wait just a minute! I've got a pretty
bad pair of peepers in my head, but it looks
like this thing has opposite rotating props.
Am I seing things? I thought that design was
thrown out at the drawing board level.


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Old September 1st 16, 12:26 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Default Felixstowe Flying Boats pics [14/16]

In article , Jess Lurkin says...

Miloch wrote in
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Now wait just a minute! I've got a pretty
bad pair of peepers in my head, but it looks
like this thing has opposite rotating props.
Am I seing things? I thought that design was
thrown out at the drawing board level.



Not unusual...classic P-38 had 'em. Google "counter rotating propellers" for
lots of links.



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Old September 1st 16, 01:11 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Default Felixstowe Flying Boats pics [14/16]

Miloch wrote in
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In article , Jess Lurkin says...

Miloch wrote in
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Attachment decoded: Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg
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Now wait just a minute! I've got a pretty
bad pair of peepers in my head, but it looks
like this thing has opposite rotating props.
Am I seing things? I thought that design was
thrown out at the drawing board level.



Not unusual...classic P-38 had 'em. Google "counter rotating
propellers" for lots of links.



Hmmm. Thanks for that.
Never noticed it on the 38s!
I *am* going blind!

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Old September 1st 16, 02:09 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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Default Felixstowe Flying Boats pics [14/16]

On 2016-09-01 00:11:16 +0000, Jess Lurkin said:

Miloch wrote in
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In article , Jess Lurkin says...

Miloch wrote in
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begin 644 Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg

Attachment decoded: Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg
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end



Now wait just a minute! I've got a pretty
bad pair of peepers in my head, but it looks
like this thing has opposite rotating props.
Am I seing things? I thought that design was
thrown out at the drawing board level.



Not unusual...classic P-38 had 'em. Google "counter rotating
propellers" for lots of links.



Hmmm. Thanks for that.
Never noticed it on the 38s!
I *am* going blind!


My father always said that the P-38 counter rotating props were one of
the things which made the P-38 a great plane to fly. He would always
talk of being able to take off with both feet off the pedals (not that
he made a habit of that) and make a smooth torque free take off. It
also made taxiing easier than it was with the P-40, the P-39 (two
planes he hated) and the P-47.
He said the big difference in the various P-38 models came when the "J"
and "L" models added aileron boost it was like having power steering,
making handling much more nimble. Before that he said the P-38E need a
fair amount of muscle on the yoke.


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Old September 1st 16, 03:59 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Miloch
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Default Felixstowe Flying Boats pics [14/16]

In article , Jess Lurkin says...

Miloch wrote in
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In article , Jess Lurkin says...

Miloch wrote in
:

...

begin 644 Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg

Attachment decoded: Felixstowe-F-Large4.jpg
`
end



Now wait just a minute! I've got a pretty
bad pair of peepers in my head, but it looks
like this thing has opposite rotating props.
Am I seing things? I thought that design was
thrown out at the drawing board level.



Not unusual...classic P-38 had 'em. Google "counter rotating
propellers" for lots of links.



Hmmm. Thanks for that.
Never noticed it on the 38s!
I *am* going blind!


The downside, of course, is maintenance. Although port and starboard engines
share common parts, there are others unique to each engine...crankshafts for
example.

SNAFU creeps in...you might have a needed part for an engine that needs the part
but it's for the port engine not the starboard engine and therefore useless to
you.





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