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Postby jestepp65 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:14 am

Hi All,

Does the Boeing 767-300 have Reverse Thrust. I was looking at the WIKI article on it and i haven't seen that. Only a few planes i fly have it and i don't even notice it working. What does it even do?

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Re: Reverse Thrust

Postby tikibar » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:17 am

The 767 does have reverse thrust. It does exactly what it sounds like: it applies thrust (not as much as forward thrust) in the reverse direction. You use it on the runway after you land to help slow the aircraft down. Some aircraft, the MD-80 comes to mind, can use it to power back from the gate instead of using a pushback tug. That is not typically allowed in most airports. In most aircraft that have it in FG (including the 767), you hit the DELETE key to engage/disengage the thrust reversers.
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Re: Reverse Thrust

Postby V12 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:59 am

Stupid ask :
Where in the aircraft properties can I set amount of the reverse thrust ?
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Re: Reverse Thrust

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:36 pm

TTBOMK, the amount of reverse thrust would be based on the throttle positions... if it isn't, in real life, then each craft would seem to have a specific impulse for their reverse thrust that can't be changed... you get what they have and that's all...
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Re: Reverse Thrust

Postby V12 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:35 pm

OK, thank You.
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