As the Crusader pilot selected speed brakes
for descent, the generator failed.
I disconnected the auto throttles, extended the speed brakes
and deployed the thrust reversers.
Because of its ability to fly fast, some owners say the best addition ever devised for Mooneys are speed brakes
. These are especially useful for the 231, which doesn't have the 252's higher gear limits.
I threw in my speed brakes
and chuckled all the way to the numbers.
Having excess fuel for an immediate landing, he adjusted gross weight with speed brakes
extended and right engine in afterburner.
This, coupled with the lack of speed brakes
, hindered its ability to attack slower targets such as B-17s and B-24s; 262 pilots had to be ever conscious of overrunning and colliding with these much slower targets.
It is possible to bring the throttles to idle, extend the speed brakes
, apply the brakes, and bring the stick to your lap in a concert of united motions that would make the most hardcore simulator instructor shed a tear of joy.
ver uld be The VXR stops pretty quickly too, thanks to blue-painted Brembo oo, bo speed brakes
, although of course that's more down to the drilled and ventilated 355mm discs rather than the blueness of the brake calipers.
At maximum take-off weight, the CJ4 requires 3,300ft of runway for take-off and 2,665ft for landing at standard conditions, improvements made by "tweaking" the modulated speed brakes
and ground spoilers, says Fuhrman.
The crew of the aircraft, which has not been identified, deployed the speed brakes
and experienced elevator vibration.
The service brake system consists of three Carlisle or Rockwell caliper disc brakes in the front and two dual-disc armature speed brakes
in the rear.