Wingnut From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1450 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.