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Reverse Thrust Induced Turbulence On Tails  
User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 844 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4633 times:

I got this Gulfstream IV landing in PTK yesterday and noticed the horizontal stabilizer dancing around like crazy (almost like that inflight flutter footage from NASA but less extreme) during the rollout phase on 9R. My only guess is that it is from the reverse thrust jet blast hitting the horizontal stabilizer however I have not seen it before as much as this. Check it out...


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User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2829 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

Yep, lots of bouncing around back there.

I don't have any time in Gulfstreams but when I was on the ERJ, if you put in a good amount of reverse thrust the yoke would shake a lot from the tail buffeting around. On the ERJ, and I'd imagine every other t-tail out there most likely, idle was not enough to do this. Only when the engines were spooled up would it buffet to that extent.

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3350 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4378 times:
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Watch a 747 takeoff from the right angle and you'll see the entire empennage shake like crazy (especially the horizontal stabilizer). That's obviously not reverse thrust, but still cool to see.


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7148 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

The reverse thrust doesn't hit the tailplane directly, it's pointing forwards and up ahead of the tailplane.

But, as the reverse jet spreads and slows down into a very turbulent mess it will move backwards due to the forwards motion of the aircraft. So it's a very disturbed area of flow that causes the vibration of the tailplane, rather than direct impact.

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User currently offlineJetlagged From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 2620 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

It's not just the stabiliser bouncing around. The disturbed airflow due to reverse thrust can cause a loss of directional stability.

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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10808 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4110 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):

Look at a 777 also.

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User currently offlinewingscrubber From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 862 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

Some nice thrust reverser CFD visualisation here, scroll down to page 15-

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