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Old 07-14-2020, 03:58 PM   #896
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story

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Originally Posted by katy View Post
Would it not be better to pull away from the failed engine as the failed engine creates drag on that side and pulling towards it.........


Hmmm, I don't see how that could be done. The failed engine is now just an 'airbrake'. Since the engines are a good ways away from the center of the fuselage, the still running engine is going to pivot around that center point and naturally pull the plane in a circle unless the pilot vigorously maintains opposite rudder. Kind of like driving your Model A with both tires flat on one side!
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