Originally Posted by 49clipper
What kind of CS speed prop will be required on the turbine? Will a standard cs prop used on a recip work, or does it take something special? I realize they would normally have beta thrust, but other than that? Just wondering about the added cost of the prop.
I suspect any hydraulic prop capable of handling 200hp would work. No piston power pulses, a 200 hp prop would probably be overengineered but why change what works.
Beta thrust would probably be extra complication since the prop governor would have to be smart enough to increase pitch to increase rpm in beta, opposite of what they normally do. And, really, when do you need beta thrust for any 200 hp aircraft? Don’t feel bad, I was the wonk asking for bleed air...