takeup reel

takeup reel

[′tāk‚əp ‚rēl]
(engineering)
The reel that accumulates magnetic tape after it is recorded or played by a tape recorder.
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The takeup reel in the KC-10 didn't absorb the shock of the probe contacting the basket, which caused a sine wave to go from the basket to the tanker and come back at my jet like a whip.
Know your bingo and stick to it, watch for takeup reel issues, and respect the KC-10.
I saw a very familiar sine wave develop as the takeup reel couldn't quite absorb all the power.