pusher propeller

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pusher propeller

pusher propeller
Tractor propeller.
pusher propeller
Predator tactical unmanned aerial vehicle with a pusher propeller located at the rear.
An arrangement in which the propeller or the airscrew is behind the engine, and it pushes the airplane rather than pulling it. The advantage of this arrangement is that the absence of an engine nacelle forward of the wing permits unrestricted airflow over the wing. The opposite version is a tractor propeller.
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The use of a pusher configuration marks a significant departure from the traditional towed-tractor escape tower concepts of Mercury and Apollo," said Rob Meyerson, president and program manager of Blue Origin.
The craft consists of a full-suspensioned, tri-gear airframe and a 52- to 100-horsepower engine in a pusher configuration.
Designed to look like a little Lear jet, the internal engine and pusher configuration provides for a sleek and compact looking design.