Re: F28 Question

Date:         27 Aug 99 03:07:54 
From:         Gary Neff <garyn@pacifier.com>
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Ian Stapleton wrote:
> Several aircraft have similar devices, basically, when "closed" they deflect
> all the exhaust thrust from the engine back over and under the wing: acting
> as a basic reverse thrust in order to break the aircraft on landing.  They
> are a lot simpler to fit to aircraft than having a reverse thrust capability
> on the engine itself as this is more expensive and makes the engine have
> more moving parts therefore increasing the number of points for a possible
> engine related failure in the aircraft.

No speedbrake, that I know of, particularly on the F28, performs this
function.

References please.

Gary