TWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2496 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, 11957 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2247 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: 46
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2212 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 (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1909 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.