Re: 747-400 brakes

Date:         03 Nov 97 02:18:55 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.2528@ohare.Chicago.COM>, lowwol@pacific.net.sg wrote:

> i read from a book and there was a pix of the cockpit layout.  at the
> place where the pilots rest their feet, they have what they called the
> brake pedals there.  now, is this the same brakes used to stop the plane
> upon touchdown?

The rudder pedals also operate the wheel brakes.  Moving the pedals fore
and aft (when you push the left pedal down the right pedal comes up and
vice versa) activates the air rudder.  Rocking the pedals forward (pushing
on the tops of the pedals) activates the wheel brakes.  The left pedal
controls the wheel brakes on the left main gear and the right pedal
controls the wheel brakes on the  right main gear.  There are no brakes on
the nosewheels.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane