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    PeterHug, RiveroftheWest

    Pratt & Whitney PT-6 engines used primarily on turboprop airplanes have an "inertial separator," a pilot-activated trap door just inside the air inlet, that theoretically re-routes foreign matter before it can do damage.  

    It's been many decades since I last flew a PT-6 equipped aircraft.  I only remember using them when flying in icing conditions.

    TEA PARTIES: Something little girls do with their imaginary friends.
    (-6.75 -6.51)

    by flygrrl on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 01:40:22 PM PDT

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