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Airplane Nuts

Kevin Graulty

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And these engines, I believe, had limited or no throttle controls, so that engine power demand was adjusted by interrupting the ignition (i.e. momentarily turning the engine “off”).

During flight, power demand was often pretty consistent, so the need for “throttling” was not as critical — but gliding down for a landing, or taxiing into position for a takeoff, or taxiing after landing — you can imagine ...
 
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