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Old 04-05-2008, 09:34 AM
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Default Mach 1 tip speed

Have you ever wondered what speed your prop would need to turn to make Mach 1?
That is of course if the prop stays intact.

Air temperature 82*
Prop diameters @ rpm for Mach 1 tip speed. This is static, forward velocity of the plane will raise the tip speed.
7.4@35,000
7.8@33,200
8”@ 32,700
8.8@ 29,700
9” @ 29,050
10” @ 26,150
11” @ 23,750

Over 92% mach the airflow begins to detach from the propeller which decreases efficiency and dramatically increases noise.
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(11”) 23,750 x .92 = 21,850

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The "helical" tip speed in flight Vtip is obtained by adding the airspeed V to the rotation tip speed Vr using the rule of vector addition.

Vtip = SQR( Vr ^ 2 + V ^ 2 )
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ORIGINAL: Mike Connor

The "helical" tip speed in flight Vtip is obtained by adding the airspeed V to the rotation tip speed Vr using the rule of vector addition.

Vtip = SQR( Vr ^ 2 + V ^ 2 )
Mike's a sharp guy to have around for the right answers, always thinking. Sometimes this tech jargon goes over my head faster than my planes.[X(]
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I didn't figure out these equations but persistent in finding them.
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