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Constant speed propeller – Engine failure

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My question is:

What would happen in a single engine airplane with a constant speed propeller in the event of an engine failure ? What would the governor do with the pich of the propeller an the oil pressure ?

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  1. Jim F. on Feb 08, 2017

    FYI, this has been discussed in many other questions posted here, so a quick search might be helpful…

    But let me turn the question around a bit with a few of my own:
    Regardless of the type of propeller, what will happen to the oil pressure when the engine fails?
    Is pressurized oil used for anything other than lubrication?
    How does the pressurized oil act on the propeller blades?

    What airplane are you training in? Read a bit into the POH/AFM and you’ll find all the answers you’re looking for.

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