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freedspeak First Officer

After takeoff do you pull back the throttle first and then the prop or vice versa?

I know .... stupid question.

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Tailhook Chief Captain

I don't think this is a stupid question at all Freedspeak or you'd have had an answer by now.

My logic tells me that as we're using a lot of power during takeoff, we'll want to decrease power once we have positive climb and/or are safely airborne.

Now I'm quoting from a snippet I found in a book:

Basic Rules To Avoid Overstressing The Engine:

-To decrease power, first reduce manifold pressure by pulling the throttle control lever backward, then decrease propeller speed by pulling the prop control backward.

Make any sense?

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freedspeak First Officer

Thanks Tailhook,
Make sense to me. Just what I've been doing.

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Jim Lapinsky (7ECA-Captain) First Officer

The old Military axium, G.U.M.P (Gas, Undercarriage, Mixture, Prop) comes to mind, I think there was another one and one refered to take off the other landing. I always set the throttles, then the props for any changes, but this might not be correct. Maybe some of the history buffs in here can shed some light?

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lionlicker First Officer

Yes! I remember my lessons! 😀 Rod explained that when you reduce that pair you THROTTLE DOWN FIRST THEN PROP RPM DECREASE. When you increase those two you INCREASE PROP RPM FIRST THEN THROTTLE UP.

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Jim Lapinsky (7ECA-Captain) First Officer

I believe that is correct. Wink

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