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Re: UBC97-- Redundancy Factor (DC-3)

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>It was originally designed to fly with one engine inoperable at the worst
>possible moment,
If my memory serves it was designed to continue a take-off if it lost an 
engine. I read someplace it was actually tested during one of the first 
flights just by switching off one engine's electricity during a take-off.

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