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Usaf Testing NP2000 On C-130's  
User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7174 times:

Just saw this over at af.mil on the video news. They are going to start testing the NP2000 prop on the C-130 in support of the NY ANG ops on snow. This will be interesting to follow.

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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7059 times:
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Checksixx, what is the NP 2000 prop? How many blades does it have? You know, the usual questions for us folk who don't know!

Thanks,

F



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7048 times:



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 1):
How many blades does it have?




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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7000 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):

Juxtaposition! Anyone else note the 3-bladed C-130A in the background?



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 1):
Checksixx, what is the NP 2000 prop? How many blades does it have? You know, the usual questions for us folk who don't know!

I'm guessing that you couldn't watch the video. It is an eight bladed prop that is currently only used on the E-2C Hawkeye. Flight testing begins in April.

[Edited 2008-03-18 06:05:55]

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6971 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 4):
Flight testing begins in April.

http://www.snowaviation.com/images/NP2000C130takeoff.JPG



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

As I said, flight testing begins in April...nice picture though.

User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6920 times:
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Checksixx and Zeke, Thank You both! bigthumbsup 

No, I could not access the video. My company blocks a lot stuff due to bandwidth issues over here.

Eight blades huh, Sexy!!! (I got a thing for turboprops!)

F



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6905 times:

Yeah its pretty cool! A company out of Ohio has already been flying aircraft with it installed, however, there has been no Air Force testing of the prop until now. Could be a significant performance increase!

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6894 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 6):
As I said, flight testing begins in April...nice picture though.

I was trying to make the subtle point that on the Snow Aviation site, they say they have already commence flight testing. http://www.snowaviation.com/current.htm



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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6885 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 4):
I'm guessing that you couldn't watch the video.

What video? There wasn't any link in your original post.



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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6869 times:

From Snow's website:
"The key to this exciting project is thrust. This increased thrust will be provided to the Hercules through two very significant modifications. These modifications will include the addition of modern, high-technology propellers and additional turbofan engines along with other related airframe modifications to support the power plant upgrades."

Additional turbofans???



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6865 times:



Quoting Vzlet (Reply 11):
Additional turbofans???

They are looking at using AE2100S or PW-150A engines with these props.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

The Snow Aviation web site has not been revised since March 2006, so this is nothing new!

User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6771 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 9):
I was trying to make the subtle point that on the Snow Aviation site, they say they have already commence flight testing. http://www.snowaviation.com/current.htm

As I stated above, there has been no Air Force testing done yet and flight test begins next month.

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 10):
What video? There wasn't any link in your original post.

You have to read it a little harder...I said it was in the video news over on www.af.mil


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6720 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 14):
As I stated above, there has been no Air Force testing done yet and flight test begins next month.

You never stated "Air Force testing" above.



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6640 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 15):
You never stated "Air Force testing" above.

Hmm...how would you interpret reply number 8 then?


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8840 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6623 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 16):
Hmm...how would you interpret reply number 8 then?

I read it to mean that Snow Aviation was not flight testing.



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User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6619 times:



Quoting Checksixx (Reply 8):
Yeah its pretty cool! A company out of Ohio has already been flying aircraft with it installed, however, there has been no Air Force testing of the prop until now. Could be a significant performance increase!

This is reply 8. Company out of Ohio...Snow Aviation.


User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Just received a PM from Zeke and its clear that he's having difficulty understanding this thread, so let me break it down.

If anyone reads my post at the top and heads over to www.af.mil and then looks through the video news, you'll see a video titled "Blade Drop". When/if you watch it they state that Air Force flight testing of the NP2000 prop on the C-130 will begin in April.

Now Snow Aviation has been mentioned in this thread several times. They have done their own independant testing of this configuration. They were/are not conduction this testing for the Air Force in any capacity. Hope this clears things up for those that may have gotten confused here.


User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

Articles after a very brief search I found the following support/reference articles...enjoy:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=686328

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/th...ne/2007/08/property-of-france.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles.../205384/snow-tests-c-130-prop.html


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