Date: 06 Jan 2000 01:25:59 From: "M. Kranz" <email@example.com> Organization: MindSpring Enterprises References: 1 2 3 4
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Tim Pearson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: [snip] > I've always been curious about the operation and rigging of these > DC-8 noise attenuators. It's never been clear to me whether they > were manually operated or automatic... I can't tell you from first-hand experience, but I have seen a United DC-8-55 panel diagram which depicted switches to control the ejector position, as well as ejector position lights. Now, whether the switches were labled "RET/EXT" or "AUTO/EXT" or what have you, I don't remember. But they certainly were controlled by the crew. I would guess that at the least, the ejectors extend when reverse thrust is selected, since the reverser buckets are integral to the ejectors. --Matt -- Matt Kranz /// Houston, Texas Go Purdue! * Fly CoEx! * Drive VR6!