KLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
What would happen if thrust reversers were applied during flight? Would the result be different for a 2,3 or 4 engined aircraft? I know that the result would not be good, but can anyone give me any specifics what would happen? Thanks in advance!!
AV8N2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
It really depends on the aircraft/engine combo. For example, I believe that the reversers on the B-707 (or maybe it's the DC-8?) are used as speed breaks in the air. I do know, however, that a reverser deployment on a 200 series 737 is quite a ride, but not terminal! The reversers on the CFMs (737 - 300+) are not nearly as effective, due to their cascading design.
BTW...Deployed thrust reversers did NOT bring down 990!
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
DC-8s use them in flight as speed brakes. NASA's Grumman Gulfstream G-2 uses them along with extended main gear to simulate the Space Shuttle (Yee Haw!) However, as a general rule, the checklist for T/R deployment in flight is located with the Emergency Procedures Checklists if that tells you anything. I've never had it happen in flight, but in the simulator, the resulting ride can be anything from mild to wild depending upon the airspeed, altitude, and power setting at which they deploy.