Re: 737-200 water bomber!

From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
Date:         22 Jun 96 18:30:36 
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Tom Speer <speer%do.edw@mhs.elan.af.mil> writes:


>Another factor regarding props vs jets: on many fan engines, the
>thrust response to the throttle is so slow that you have to make an
>appointment to get more power. The immediate response of a prop is a
>definite asset for flying in rough terrain.


And as I recall, the C130 goes one better. There is no throttle.
A "power" control alters the pitch; a governer keeps the RPM
constant.

The advantage is the the engines does not have to "spin up"
at all...it's always at a given RPM.

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