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Thrust Reverser Deployed In Flight?  
User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 293 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4175 times:


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Is there a problem with this 747SP? Has the thrust reverser deployed to soon?

apologies if this has already been asked..



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User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

Even though it appears open, that part may have been replaced and hasn't been painted white to blend in.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

I seem to recall that DC-8's could deploy two reversers while in flight. There was a story in one of the airliner magazines a while back written by a guy that had been onboard a DC-8 flight descending, I believe, into ABQ. The 8 dropped like a brick, and the landing wasn't exactly smooth.

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User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

As far as the picture goes, TekelBerry may be correct. but there are several aircraft who if the reverse thrust are knocked out of their stowed position the door can open, especially on an SP which isn't exactly a new aircraft :P. I could be wrong but the pilot might have just hit the thrust lever and not noticed it. I know knewer aircraft and even Concorde had pins in main gear that stopped the reverse thrust from being activated until the wheel was firmly planted on the ground.


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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

No if you look closely you can see the shine in the metal there. tekleberry is right: probably some replacement part.

Remember what happened to the Lauda 767 who's thrust reverser some how engaged in flight? Yeah, not good at all!

Check out this replacement part!!!! Not even from the right airline  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

On early Quads, The Outboard reversers could be deployed to help slow the aircraft. But this was feasible on only Narrowbodies. I think that due to FAA requirements though, all four engines must be operating at forward thrust until touchdown. ???

I also seem to remember quite a few 727 pilots would shut the #2 engine down to save fuel. Dunno if its true, but it is what I heard. It was practiced in the 1970s only though.


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

I've been wondering the same question but talking about UGLY planes........ the 747SP  Insane


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User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Seems to be a normal procedure for the IL-62.
Never flown with one, maybe somebody who has can tell us about it.


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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

ClipperNo1... I've flown the Il62, and it is impossible to see the reverse thrusters from the cabin.

On the other hand, the A340 not exactly "deploys in flight", but certainly can before touchdown...


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User currently offlineAjet From France, joined Jan 2004, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3581 times:

I confirm that the thrust reversers can be deployed in-flight on the DC8. I experienced it twice onboard a French Air Force DC8 back in 1997. I don't remember if just 2 or all of the 4 reversers were deployed though.

User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Well...back to the SP. Take a closer look at the engines, and compare the lines. The thrust reverser IS deployed. Easy to spot. Now...why? "I said flaps, Jerry...F L A P S !" Big grin

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User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3447 times:

Planes touch down all the time and the reversers deploy...just not for the A340, but 777 as well...they'll start opening up before the front gear touches down,

With regards to the Saudi plane, its just a part that has not been painted, although does look like reversers deployed, they color would be a light greenish color, not silver.



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User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

It does appear to be slightly open, or opening, and the #4 engine is not. Could it not be simply a loose panel? It also looks as if a part might be missing.


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User currently offlineJuniorSpotter From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 225 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

I stand corrected.


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User currently offlineCMHSRQ From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 999 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

I wonder how much oil they need to add to each of those engines in between flights.


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