Baw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
On the pilot side of the plane about 3 ft. forward of the left engine, there is a circular opening that closes and opens. What system is that and what specifically is that thing trying cool (if cooling at all)? Does it open during flight?
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FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
In SAS we call it the "butterfly" valve.
It starts to close at take-off when the throttles are advanced.If the take-off is abandoned or the A/C is not airborne within 60 seconds of T/O thrust having been applied,the valve will open and dump the cabin pressure.
If the cabin pressure controller has been set according to procedures,the valve will be open just before touchdown.If not it will dump residual cabin pressure at toudchdown.