Date: 29 Aug 97 00:53:41 From: email@example.com (Larry Stone) References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1997.1846@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org 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. -- -- Larry Stone --- email@example.com http://www.wwa.com/~lstone/ Belmont, CA, USA My opinions, not United's.