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6 comments for “Write for MHN

  1. Theresa Palm
    13 February, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Hi, I am looking for a childrens book written about the Civil War by Esther (Ester) Bennett. Im not certain if that was her pen name. She was my teacher in 4th-5th grade in elementary school in Baltimore, MD. I attended the 4th/5th grade in 1969. Mrs. Bennett was a huge influence in my interest in the Civil War. I know it’s a long shot. I appreciate any help/suggestions you can offer. Thank you. Theresa Palm

    • admin
      17 February, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Have you tried Amazon and eBay? I wonder if there are any children’s lit profs at American universities that might be experts on books about the Civil War. Also, I wonder if some Civil War museums and societies on Twitter could tweet your request.

  2. John
    31 October, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Whilst not doubting for an instant that the ‘Bear’ is very noisy, I question whether the prop tips do break the sound barrier. The shock wave would be enormously consuming of power and the damage to the tips of the props would be considerable. On a related theme, there is a great clip on Youtube from inside a ‘Bear’, which appears to show that the contra rotating props are not geared together, but are powered independently from the turbine shafts.

    • John van Etten
      23 September, 2017 at 1:30 pm

      The Russians tried to make 100% of the prop length of the Bear supersonic airflow and succeeded. A small plane with an 8′ long propeller at 2500 rpm will have tip speeds at 90% of the speed of sound.

  3. 1 January, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    If I under stand correctly the propellers of a turboprop aircraft operate at constant rpm. the speed of the plane is controlled by the pitch of the propeller blade(s), John is correct that as the distance traveled by the tip of the blade varies at the length of the blade and is far greater than the hub In the Same time frame. As the blade tip approaches the sound barrier it started to chatter and shudder. It is quite likelyto completely shatter. Reciprocating engines of the pre -et era were equipped with prop governors to guard against this possibility. “Runaway” props although not a common occurrence did and do happen and can be disastrous particularly on the the board engines in 4 or more engine. aircraft.

  4. Barbara Sommer
    3 September, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Can you tell me about a locket with a swastika in blue stones? Was it an award? Possibly for Hitler Youth for his mother?

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