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do airplane propellers turn when you're going super fast?

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  • 5 months ago
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    i think they might turn

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes they do turn 

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I was going 140 on my motorcycle and didn't see any propellers turning. 

    • Anon
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      5 months agoReport

      I  see tassels  and my guardian angel spin at 95...

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  • 5 months ago

    No.  As the propellers approach superfast speed the pilot, who is specially trained to travel at said superfast speed, must shut down and lock the propellers and begin the proper incantations to reach and maintain said superfast speed.  The pilot can not be interrupted at all while travelling at superfast speed or the incantation will be broken which could end very badly.  As the pilot reduces speed he will restart the engines and end the incantation.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    They always are turning............

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Go back to high school physics class.

  • 5 months ago

    Propellers turn, even windmill if engines off and you have forward motion.

    "Super Fast"--never saw That  on any IAS meter..

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    If the engine is running, usually yes.

    • Road warrior
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      5 months agoReport

      Even if Not running, they windmill .

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  • 5 months ago

    What do you call "super fast"?  The super-fastest planes use jet engines, not propellors.  Propellor-driven aircraft can not go "super fast".

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  • Carson
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    5 months ago

    How would the plane be going "super fast" if the propellers, the things that are "propelling" the aircraft forward are not spinning? The plane would glide before losing momentum and succumbing to gravity. It would be going "super fast" until it hits the ground.

    • Road warrior
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      5 months agoReport

      All modern  airliners designed for a safe glide ratio, only so many feet altitude lost per mile. All designed to  safely land dead-stick. Pilots all trained for it. 

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