Re: DC-10-30 (and -10's ??) #2 Thrust rever

From:         bareynol@cca.rockwell.com (Brian A. Reynolds)
Organization: Rockwell Avionics - Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
Date:         27 Feb 96 23:00:29 
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>lchiluku@ucsd.edu (Chilukuri)
>A related question: Is it true that Mexicana has disconnected their squat
>switches, in order to be able to come down fast?

This seems a bit strange.  If the squat switch is activated you're already
down!

Note that DC-10's/MD-11/DC-9 family do not have main gear switches.
Functions related to main gear on ground (such as autobrakes and spoilers)
use a signal telling them that the wheels have spun up.  This has caused
some problems with Douglas aircraft if an 'incident' occur during takeoff
in the period between nose gear up (avionics see an in-air condition) and
main gear off (aircraft actually in-air).  There are some interesting
legal consequences of the related to deciding if the aircraft was really
on the ground or was really in the air.

Brian