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f RPM lever of a constant sped propeller is moved forward during
a glide with idle power and whilst maintaining constant airspeed,
the propeller pitch will:
- Decrease and the rate of descent will increase;
Pushing RPM lever forward causes the propeller pitch to decrease
(fine pitch). Decreasing the propeller pitch will move the chord of
the blade away from the direction of movement. The propeller will
create more drag. The L/D ratio of the blade will therefore decrease.
The rate of descent = (Pr-Pa) / W and with more drag, power
required will increase and the rate of descent will increase
2. A propeller rotating clockwise as seen from the rear tends to
rotate the aircraft to the :
- Left around the vertical axis and to the left around the
longitudinal axis
The torque reaction will turn the aircraft to the left around the
longitudinal axis. The asymmetric blade effect or P-factor) will
causes the aircraft to yaw to the left.
3. Increasing the number of propeller blades decreases the
propeller efficiency but increasing the maximum absorption of
4. An aircraft with constant speed propeller increases its speed with
constant manifold pressure. The propeller pitch will increase and
the propeller torque will remain constant.
5. Static stability in roll due to sideslip will be increased by high
wing, but decreased by flaps, low wing, vertical fins
6. The advantages of alternating current on board are:

Flexibility in use
Lighter weight of equipment
Easy to convert to direct current
Easy maintenance