Re: Does the Canadair RJ have thrust reversers?

Date:         08 Feb 99 02:49:17 
From:         David Lednicer <>
Organization: Analytical Methods, Inc.
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> It's obvious that it doesn't have "bucket" reversers, but does it have
> them at all?

Yes, the CF34s on the RJ do have reversers.  Being a turbofan, when the
reversers are activated, the aft part of the fan cowl slides aft,
exposing cascade vanes.  At the same time, blocker doors in the fan exit
duct close and force the fan flow out through the cascades.

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