Olympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4087 times:
I have a question in regards to N1 speed and reverse thrust. During reverse thrust does the N1 speed actually increase? Or does it just move at idle and the thrust is simply redirected forwards? I just recieved an Air Tahiti A-340 DVD and during full reverse thrust, the thrust reversers are actuated, and then I saw the N1 speed increase to what seemed to be a much higher N1 than idle.
Thanx in advance,
Bio15 From Colombia, joined Mar 2001, 1089 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4006 times:
Yes, first you must bring the throttle lever to idle before pulling back on the reverser activators. On reverse thrust, the engine will work the same, but with the bypass air re-directed foreward. I think there is a maximum reverse thrust that is much lower than normal max thrust, but I'm not sure in what percent. The N1 should show this difference.