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|Douglas Brown||2009-05-29 @ 09:25 AM|
|It appears that this is actually a photo of the 1st XF-11 as it is equipped with counter rotating props.|
One reversing on test flight caused its crash.
|Library Staff||2009-05-29 @ 09:56 AM|
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|Gary Scott||2010-09-08 @ 11:44 AM|
|OOps! Second test flight? This is the original, first prototype. Note the eight propeller blades clearly visible on each engine. These are two (each) four-bladed contra-rotating propeller, geared to provide extra thrust (airspeed) and overcome torque effects that are characteristic of single-prop arrangements. This airplane flew only once, leading to Hughes's near-fatal crash.|