Re: 747 question

From:         dw645@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jim Messina)
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA)
Date:         08 Aug 95 02:18:24 
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>In article <airliners.1995.470@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (Robert
>Dorsett) wrote:
>> The inertia reels would certainly be exciting, especially if they don't
>> work.

The Airbus A-300 has 6 inertia reel rope/handles, 3 for the Captain, First
Officer and Flight Engineer, and 3 spares for cockpit observers.

One might be inclined to grab two handles if the extra one is available so
as to descend  slower.  HOWEVER, as in the electrical circuit analogy, two
identical resistors in parallel reduce the total resistance in half, so two
handles let you descend twice as fast:-)