speed brakes

speed brakes

A type of secondary aircraft controls, which increases the drag considerably when extended, permitting aircraft to decelerate or descend steeply. These are flat platelike structures on the top and/or bottom of the wings or the bottom or side of the fuselage, which remain flush in normal flight and are extended when in use. Also called dive brakes and airbrakes
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As the Crusader pilot selected speed brakes for descent, the generator failed.
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.