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Usaf Testing NP2000 On C-130's  
User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 7516 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 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 7401 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks ago) and read 7390 times:



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




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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3064 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7342 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7325 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7313 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7270 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 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7262 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7247 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7236 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 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7227 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, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7211 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7207 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 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7128 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7113 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7062 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6982 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, 9479 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6965 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6961 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6924 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, 1160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6780 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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