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Old 01-04-2009, 05:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have my Commercial Multi-Engine License and appreciate controlling props.

It appears props in general have a max efficiency of about 85%, and outside of optimal operating parameters that efficiency drops like a rock. And, as a general rule of thumb, I understand transmissions are about 85% efficient as well. This is just one small reason why we don't see too many prop cars!
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