Propeller Control for Turbo-Prop Engines

Propeller Control for Turbo-Prop Engines By Dan Ankarlo April 1999 Controlling propeller RPM is only one of the functions of a governor installed on the turboprop engine. Indeed, other more complicated functions are performed by the governor as...


In all, the turbine engine propeller governing system is a well designed system that is asked to control many variables at once. If proper care and timely attention are devoted to the system; it will give years of reliable service. Because the governor is a highly visible component on the engine, it is often blamed for service problems. Simple troubleshooting techniques can allow the field technician to quickly and accurately diagnose engine control problems; whether or not they are caused by the governor.

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