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Thrust Reverse, How Does It Work?  
User currently offlineSEA nw DC10 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 491 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

When planes land there are two basic types of thrust reverse, the ones on the MD80 series and the normal engine split-apart. What exactly is happening within the engine when that happens? How does it slow the plane down? Do the fans turn the oposite direction? Please explain in detail each engine and how it does this stuff! Also...how do the leading edge slats help the plane take off?

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Try in Tech/Ops, there have been a few threads on this topic.
Cheers.


User currently offlinePOSITIVE RATE From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1966 times:

The engine itself operates the same- i.e the fan DOES NOTrotate backwards. All that is happening is the air is being deflected instead of rearwards to propel the airplane sideways or forwards to slow the airplane. The other type found on high-bypass engines is the sleeve which also directs air forwards to slow the a/c.

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