Claude From France, joined Aug 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
i was wondering WHO or WHICH company invented the RAT system? and also which airplane was the first to use... ?
i saw a pic of a phantom F4... with one!!
(when i mean which airplane was the first to use the RAT system, i mean both military/civil airplanes)
Claude From France, joined Aug 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5107 times:
hi... for the piper and the Ilya Murometz, isn't it a generator which is use alsi during the flight like a dynamo for few electric energy? i mean in m mind the RAT is here when you loose "all" engines... i guess on these 2 airplanes you can still control your flight...
Is it possible that we should differentiate between the sort of RAT used a part of the aircraft's normal equipment, (like on the ME-163, or 2H4's Piper Cub and DH.4 up there), and the sort of RAT that is only deployed in an emergency (like on a 757)?
I appreciate that they do the same job, but clearly it's under different circumstances. I think that might have been the point that Claude was making in post 3 of this thread.