Finally, the system also provides full rated power, up to 400 amps, at ground idle
Flight Phase Analyzer uses continuous engine data to provide analysis for taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise and ground idle
phases of flight.
I didn't notice that my right engine maintained a flight idle N2 RPM of 73 percent instead of reducing to a normal ground idle
of just over 61 percent.
Increasing ground idle
RPM a bit and leaning helps.
Most owners, says O&N, opt for both the wingtip and baggage tanks, Allowing for ground idle
, climb and descent, that's about 5.
This AD requires modification of the electrical power supply of the landing gear anti-skid unit for certain aircraft and also requires a revision to the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with procedures for calculating the accelerate-stop distance for certain conditions, and installation of a new ground idle
stop assembly, as well as new placards on the top cover of the pedestal, which terminates the requirements for the AFM revision.
I told the crew, "I have betas," and continued to move the power levers toward ground idle.
Moving the power levers from ground idle to flight idle, and then moving them up to max power in an attempt to fly again, would lead me outside of the performance-numbers range I had planned for takeoff and land data.
I heard the skipper advise my XO, "Just get the engines shut down; there's no need to worry about lowspeed ground idle
I brought back the power levers to ground idle
and held back pressure on the nose until our mainmounts crossed over the arresting gear.
As he brought the power levers out of flight idle into ground idle
and then maximum reverse, I noticed the plane started veering to the left side of the runway.
The crew completed the shutdown checklist and put the engines into low-speed ground idle
(E-2C+ engines must run for two minutes at that speed to prevent problems with the fuel nozzles and consequent turbine damage).