Re: A320 braking methods

From: (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society, Austin, Tx
Date:         01 Nov 93 14:04:47 PST
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In article <airliners.1993.681@ohare.Chicago.COM> peter@bonche.sunmexico.Sun.COM writes:
>Excellent explanation of Robert. But I still wonder, if there is
>no penalty, or to put it in another way, the thrust reversers are
>not really necessary, why bother having them?

They provide an additional *margin*.  Just as airbags in a car won't be
of much help except in a frontal collision, they provide a satisfactory
margin, to supplement your seat belt.  They can reduce landing distances
by up to 20%, in certain circumstances, that's nothing to sneeze at.

Robert Dorsett!!rdd