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Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:18 am

Take a look at this pic and the caption. Are the reverse thrusters deployed during take off? If yes does anyone know why?


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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:19 am

That plane's not taking off. The spoilers are up and the flaps are at a good 35 degrees at least. It's an error in the subtitle.
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b747ca
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:24 am

Not the subtitle but rather the comments from the photographer.

Thanks, did not see the spoilers deployed.
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:34 am

Could have been an aborted take-off. Although I would assume he would've mentioned it.

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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:43 am

>>>Could have been an aborted take-off.

The trailing edge flaps are deployed pretty far for a takeoff setting. Looks to me like a landing...

BTW, B747ca, most everyone I know calls these things "thrust reversers". "Reverse thrusters" are on rocket ships...  Big grin
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:34 am

Thanks, I will remember that for next time.
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:36 am

Inboard slats retract while in reverse
 
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:43 am

Just a note, there are no commercial aircraft with reverse thursters that I know of.
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:45 am

We're Nuts,

Pretty much all airliners have reverse thrusters.
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:46 am

or perhaps the more accurate term is "thrust reversers"
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Mon Sep 16, 2002 11:10 am

But, then again, you never know with China Air, they might be on  Smile
 
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Tue Sep 17, 2002 1:32 am

Maybe the pilot's backing down the taxiway? He probably thinks he needs a little more length on this taxiway compared to some of the others he's taken off from.  Big grin

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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Tue Sep 17, 2002 1:44 am

u know, i've heard that an airliner can use reverese thrusters on takeoff for a backwards takeoff!
 
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Tue Sep 17, 2002 2:28 am

"...Hey! Watch this, a check pilot told me about it awhile back..." Big grin TC
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Tue Sep 17, 2002 4:02 pm

It's definately a landing. The inboard slats retract when reversers are deploted, spoilers are up flaps at 30.
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RE: Reverse Thrusters On Take-off?

Tue Sep 17, 2002 4:08 pm

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.

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