F6F solution to large diameter prop?

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  1. gjs238

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    The P-47 dealt with the large diameter prop by using a long, telescoping landing gear.
    The F4U used an inverted-gull wing.
    What method did the F6F use?
    Or for that matter, the F8F?
     
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    #2 MikeGazdik, Aug 23, 2009
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    I don't know the answer for certain, but look at the Hellcat from the front. There is a very slight "inverted gull" design to the wing. Nothing near the Corsair but it is there. The first few feet of the wing come straight out, then start a slight bend upwards to the wingtip.
     
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    Plus the F6F has the intercooler mounted under the engine, so the crankshaft axis is actually higher than the centre of the fuselage, the prop was mounted up-heavy. Hellcat has a fair bit of rake on the gear too, like the P-47.
     
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