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Thrust Reverser Controls On The A320  
User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5298 times:

Just recently I noticed on the A320 family of aircraft that unlike some other airliners,

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there doesn't appear to be any thrust reverser levers on the throttle levers
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Are the thrust reversers controlled by the pilots or is it automatic on the A320? Thanks for any replies! Smile


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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5257 times:

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According to the pic, the handles has to be pulled back to idle, then to reverse, just past idle. Is there a safety built in? I dont know, but I dont think there needs to be. The FBW computer should keep the reversers from deploying unless the engines are idle and/or the ship is below a certian altitude.

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User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

If you look on the 2nd photo of the original post you can clearly see the reverser switches about halfway down the front of the throttle. They are flat and pointing forwards. It might look to some like it's on the throttle quadrant between the levers but it is the reverse switch for the starboard engine.


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