windmilling drag

windmilling drag

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Drag of a wind-milling propeller.
Drag caused by a wind-milling propeller consequent to an engine shutoff. A propeller must be feathered to reduce the wind-milling drag to the minimum.
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Reducing windmilling drag can be critically important, especially on a large twin-engined transport.