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post #7 of Old 03-10-2012
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Re: Propeller drag test under sail.

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Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
The drag on hem is so minimal that it would be hard to measure differences. MIT has already done it far more accurately than I could and all the folders and feathering props they tested did very well and had minimal drag......
Sorry, I was unclear. I meant, have you ever tested the impact of leaving a feathering prop in neutral as opposed to reverse on its ability to fold or turn the shaft against the motor. All are told to leave a feathering prop in neutral, although, I've always wondered how important that really is.


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