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Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by TangoKilo View Post
If the propeller is doing no work in producing thrust, there is very little resistance to rotation (torque).
The propeller of a 3D plane in a hover is supplying zero power to the airplane ( power = thrust times velocity). In a hover, the propeller experiences significant resistance to rotation. The input power (torque times RPM) is likely quite high.
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