TWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2621 times:
I was browsing through some photos when I found a handful with prop vortices. I was wondering how to get this effect in pictures or if it is an isolated occurance, maybe perhaps controlled by atmospheric conditions such as temp/humidity. Thanks for any help!
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11960 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2372 times:
My experience is that it often occurs on rainy days. Light rain in the air, and most props I've seen taking off get them nice vortices. Unfortunatly, I have never managed to get a proper shot of that happening yet.
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Maiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
You do have a better chance of witnessing this phenomenon when the dewpoint is higher, not so much the humidity. In that, if someone could offer some sort of insight on how the hell my C-2 Greyhound photo has that much condensation at North Island, I am all ears. It damn sure wasn't sticky.
ASalo From Finland, joined Aug 2004, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2034 times:
I think prop "vortices" are the same effect as those condensation trails you sometimes see from flaps or wingtips etc. If I remember right (in most cases I don't), the temperature and dewpoint should be close to each other for this visible condensation to form.