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Originally posted by nitro67
I watched the jets lay them out, watched them spread in an, to me, unusual way, and slowly but surely blot out the sun.
which I still think could have been the case due to the increase in airtraffic that was not 747's full of passengers but small planes doing loops around the area which is NOT usual.
When the bypass ratio is increased to 10-20 for very efficient low speed performance, the weight and wetted area of the fan shroud (inlet) become large, and at some point it makes sense to eliminate it altogether. The fan then becomes a propeller and the engine is called a turboprop. Turboprop engines provide efficient power from low speeds up to as high as M=0.8 with bypass ratios of 50-100.
Oh and I love how no one comments on anything I actually say here...that is great, if I did not know better I would say you bunch really are a bunch of paid shills....actually, tsurfer2000h, aloysius the gaul, xtrozero, etc... all showed up on the last thread about this over a year ago by me