- Jul 17, 2004
- Hamburg, New Jersey USA
- GyroBee Variant - Under Construction
Veering from an ongoing topic here, a thought occurred to me (perhaps incorrectly) that called into question something I had always taken for granted. If a pusher prop were in clean air above its center and in turbulent air below its center because of blockage, would the center of its thrust still be at the center of its hub? This may be a silly academic question but I'd like to better understand why my thinking may or may not be correct. I my mind there would be a net pitching moment imposed on the airframe regardless of Newton's equal and opposite forces that tend to counteract.