Date: 27 Aug 99 14:03:41 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Kearney) Organization: Ireland On-Line References: 1
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email@example.com (JbTex) wrote: > the deployment of the thrust-reversers until the landing aircraft's > weight settled onto the landing gear. If this is true, are the > armed spoilers also kept retracted by this switch, or must they > deploy prior to the full "squat"? *_DEPENDS_* on the aircraft but yes - spoilers have their operation modified by whether or not aircraft is "on-ground" / "not-on-ground" NOT ALL spoilers are kept retracted by this switch. During low-speed flight the spoilers are used to assist the ailerons. The spoiler lever in the cockpit will have (about) 4 positions ... DOWN - ARMED - FLIGHT-DETENT - UP (again depends on the aircraft) > Also, are there other systems > controlled by squat/not-squat status? other systems that like to know if aircraft is on-ground / not-on-ground are the standby electrical system , air conditioning , auto-brakes, steering, tcas , flight data recorder and i think the standby-hydraulics and cockpit voice recorder also look for on-ground not-on-ground signal. *** remove nospam for real address *** I used to be on packet but i'm alright now.