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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.12.07): High Blower

Aero-Terms!

Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

Aero-Terms should serve as a quick but intriguing reminder of the terms you may use every day, or an introduction to an aspects of the Aero-World you may not yet be familiar with. ANN also encourages readers to go beyond the FMI link, and further research any intriguing terms.

Suggestions for future Aero-Terms are ALWAYS welcome, as are additions or discussion of the explanations given for each Aero-Term.

High Blower

The condition of supercharging a reciprocating engine in which a two-speed, single stage internal supercharger is operating at its high speed ratio. This ratio is normally about 10 times the speed of the crankshaft.

FMI: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question122.htm

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