|Originally Posted By HawkeyeNFO:
Originally Posted By jestertoo:
Why would low pitch be worse?
It depends on the situation. If the engine stops running (or if you need to shut it down due to a fire, low oil pressure, etc.) you want it to feather. Strangely, a windmilling propeller generates almost as much drag as a solid circular plate of the same diameter. At least that's what they told me in flight training.
If the engine is still going, you want it to still be able to generate thrust.
Yup, if the prop fails flat (they should bleed to feather like this one did), it's like putting a barn door on the front of the plane. One-way trip to stallsville.