Assume a propeller came free of its mount while a plane was happily flying along. What would be the motion of the propeller?
Assuming the blades are rotating clockwise, would the propeller move in any way towards the right? (i.e would a detached propeller on the left wing impact the cabin?)
Would the motion of the propeller differ if the plane was climbing or descending? (i.e. if the propeller was not aligned with the downwards force of gravity)
And finally, does anyone know of any instances where a propeller has indeed fallen off while the plane was flying?