Luisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Tue Aug 23 2005 23:05:19 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5303 times:
No, but i understand that you could use the thrust reversers in flight, can somebody corroborate this?
FrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Wed Aug 24 2005 00:31:26 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5206 times:
AFAIK you could engage the inboard (or outboard?) reversers in flight in order to loose speed/increase descent rate but only in idle.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17002 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted
Wed Aug 24 2005 01:21:24 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5174 times:
I'm sure the Concorde experts will jump on soon. But IIRC the wings on Concorde were shaped so that simply lifting the nose was a pretty effective speedbrake. [Edited 2005-08-24 01:21:43]
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
Bellerophon From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 583 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted
Wed Aug 24 2005 16:47:29 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5049 times:
...speed brakes are important...did the Concorde have them...
Concorde didn't have flaps, slats, speedbrakes or an APU.
She didn't have a " the" either!
Subject to various limitations, reverse idle thrust, on the inboard engines only, could be used whilst in subsonic flight.
Gmidy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted
Thu Aug 25 2005 08:08:06 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4927 times:
The only thing Concorde had in terms of flight surfaces, was the rudder and elevons which are a cross between aileron and the elevator, the ones on Concorde work in the same way as they do on Fighter jets. On landing Concorde opens the muskets over the engines providing reverse thrust but other than that Concorde had no other form of slowing down with exception to brakes.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 78
Reply 6, posted
Thu Aug 25 2005 20:59:01 UTC (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4849 times:
Well we called them 'Buckets' not 'muskets', but yes, them and brakes (Concorde was the first airliner to have carbon brakes).