aerodynamic braking


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aerodynamic braking

aerodynamic braking
Blocker door type thrust reverser.
Decelerating an aircraft by using means other than wheel brakes. The aerodynamic braking can be done by one or more of the following methods:
i. Keeping the nose of the aircraft high with the nose-wheel off the ground. This technique is normally used in combat aircraft. This is the most common usage.
ii. Using airbrakes or a drogue parachute. Airbrakes are used by airliners, whereas drogue chutes are used by combat aircraft.
iii. Using reverse thrust in jet engines or reverse pitch in the case of propeller aircraft.
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For instance, the pneumatic system can provide aerodynamic braking to assist the normal air brakes by quickly turning the trailer from a low-drag configuration into a high-drag configuration to provide much more braking power.
Beyond boosting fuel efficiency, the pneumatic system can provide a form of aerodynamic braking to assist the mechanical brakes.
He believed it was designed solely to win using aerodynamic braking to overcome the advantage Jaguar had with the Dunlop disc brakes; he said it should never have been allowed to compete.
The other turbine uses aileron controls to provide aerodynamic braking and peak power modulation and sits atop a low-cost free-standing open-truss tower with a height of 42 meters.