babaero
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747 Reverser Deployment

Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:27 pm

Look at the following two pictures.Both taken on same day at same location.Looks like No3 reverser has begun to deploy.

One is a landing shot, the other take off.

I understood 747 reversers only deployed once the truck tilt sensor indicated runway contact..

Also both pictures seem to show one of the wing gears missing.


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It is also impossible to lock out a reverser in a partial deployed position.

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CX Flyboy
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RE: 747 Reverser Deployment

Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:40 pm

Perhaps it is just a band around the cowling of a different colour.

...the only way you could deploy the reverser in the air is if the air/ground sensing was such that the aircraft believed it was on the ground.....or if the thrust reverser interlocks failed. Is that correct?

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