Someone mentioned, I think it was "futurepilot2b" that because an engine is fuselage mounted, that it is impossible to have cascade style thrust reversers. Now what I'd like to know is, how did they manage that on the MD-90? The IAE V2500's on the MD-90 are cascade style. Am i wrong, or is the poster mentioned misinformed?
Just a guess, but it sounds like he's maybe *assuming* that "fuselage-mounted" means that the engines are somehow "embedded" within the fuselage, or are otherwise "too close" to permit use of that type of reverser. Fuselage-mounted engines are actually connected to the fuselage via a pylon/strut, and it's essentially the same thing as used on a wing-mounted engine, only sideways. Out of a 360 degree (engine) circle, any pylon is only taking up 10-20 degrees worth, and certainly not the fill length of the engine, so there should be plenty of space for cascade reversers...
Just my 2 cents....
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