Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
it doesnt matter. when they taxiied in they left the reversers open. they do that to save brakes. anyway, engines are started with brakes on usually. anyway, they would most likely notice the reverser handles open when they got into the cockpit and close them before starting the engines.
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PW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2483 times:
In the C-17 we shutdown like that often. If you are in close proximity to obstructions/equipment/people, starting the engines in idle reverse will deflect jetblast. Reversers also help engine start with significant tailwinds.
L-188, I imagine Reeve's didn't like the effect of a 50 knot wind (and higher) constantly windmilling their engines
PW4084 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
The door right? Yeah, eventually it'll become a sail I guess. I think I remember you telling about the King Air (Forest Service?) at Cold Bay that was basically flying an inch or two off the ground in its tiedown chains. Maybe I'm getting my stories mixed up.
FltMech9 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 57 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1933 times:
We park over night with the thrust reversers open to prevent the wind from blowing the inlet plug out. Not fun to go searching the airfield the next morning. Plus it prevents a straight open shot for something to get blown or tossed into the exhaust. Part of the morning check is to close the thrust reversers prior to engine start. The only time I have seen the DC-9 use reversers during taxi, was on an icy taxiway, and then only to idle.