Re: Propellor "reverse thrust"

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:41 
From:         "John Mackesy" <mack@melbpc.org.au>
Organization: Melbourne PC User Group, Australia
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showie@uo.guelph.ca wrote in article <airliners.1997.1846@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> On the subject of reverse thrust, I took a flight on a Manx Airlines
> Shorts 330 a few years back. When the plane landed, a big roar went
> up.....

Commonly called "reverse pitch", highly effective at slowing aircraft, also
useful for backing into parking spots.  Some aircraft utilise "flat pitch",
that is, no thrust is generated but drag is equiv. to disk area of prop.

John