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User currently offlineBill From Switzerland, joined Jun 1999, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1849 times:


I would like to know if the first DC-10-30 had an "armed" mode for the spoilers. If you look at the Cubana accident photos, the spoilers seems to be never come out !!


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User currently offlineWingnut From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Yes all Dc-10's have auto ground spoiler actuation. However this function can be deferred per the MEL (minimum equipment list) and the aircraft can be dispatched with this function inop. If this was the case the pilot would have to manually move the spoiler handle to the full ground spoiler position after the nose wheel touched down.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Don't forget about wheel spin-up, as if the aircraft was hyroplaning off the runway, they may not have armed and deployed...

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