Date: 16 Aug 99 22:28:13 From: Erik Verheijden <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: @Home References: 1
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Indeed, that is the speedbrake. A handle on the pedestal is used to select the speedbrake anywhere between 0 and 60 degrees (to either side). The control system will set the speedbrake to an angle corresponding to the selection made below 190 kts. Above 190 kts, the speedbrake will deploy partially, providing a constant decelleration of 0.1 G down to 190 kts. Also, when either power lever is moved forward to, or over the detent (a go-around situation) the speedbrake will automatically close. Regards, Erik Verheijden.