Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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General advice for a fixed prop is to keep the gear box in reverse, with the engine off, to keep the prop from moving. However, I always thought that was to keep it from cranking the transmission if being pushed by the slip stream, not necessarily a drag reducer.
For a feathering prop, keeping it in neutral allows the prop to feather, even though you might first stop it with reverse.
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