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Old Oct 28, 2011, 07:49 PM
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Bypass Ratio = Infinity
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So I had some fun with math and pretty much got the same numbers as the person who wrote the article. Even more interesting was the trend as you increased velocity. The faster the plane goes the closer the ratio of the free stream velocity to slipstream is to one. So, the faster the plane goes the higher the pitch of the rear prop need to be. So in theory it will be massively inefficient at low velocities but do much better in flight.
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