Re: Propellor "reverse thrust"

Date:         29 Aug 97 00:53:41 
From:         lstone@wwa.com (Larry Stone)
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In article <airliners.1997.1846@ohare.Chicago.COM>, showie@uo.guelph.ca wrote:

>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
>and the plane slowed dramatically. Do prop planes such as this deploy
>reverse thrust by somehow altering the pitch of the propellor blades to
>the extent they "blow" air forward?

Yes. I believe it is called the "beta range" of the prop pitch. Why, I
have no idea.

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