Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Boeing 737 thrust reverser - GIF

  1. #1
    Content Editor
    Supporting Member
    Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    5,676
    Thanks
    989
    Thanked 13,803 Times in 4,317 Posts

    Boeing 737 thrust reverser - GIF

    Boeing 737 thrust reverser.




    Previously:

    MD-80 deploying thrust reversers - GIF
    Business jet thrust reverser - GIF
    Blackburn Buccaneer split tailcone air brake - GIF

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Altair For This Useful Post:

    carloski (Nov 9, 2021), desbromilow (Nov 9, 2021), KustomsbyKent (Nov 9, 2021), mwmkravchenko (Nov 13, 2021), nova_robotics (Nov 9, 2021), Rangi (Nov 12, 2021), Slim-123 (Nov 17, 2021)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member desbromilow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    389
    Thanks
    344
    Thanked 181 Times in 103 Posts

    desbromilow's Tools
    do these devices actually reverse the thrust, or simply negate the thrust, and create a large airbrake (the change in fuselage "size" coupled with a large cloud of gas attached to the airframe via the engine cowl)?
    on the F100s the thrust brake appears to direct air sideways, not forwards, so reversing probably isn't the right term...

    just curious

  4. #3
    Supporting Member Hans Pearson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    99
    Thanks
    15
    Thanked 54 Times in 35 Posts
    It actually does reverse the thrust. A jet can actually reverse using this method and it is ocassionally done at smaller airports. This picture is of the thrust reverser on an old 737-200. This system blew soot all over the aft fuselage and the aircraft soon looked awful. A modified reverse system was introduced which extended the exhaust duct and redirected the reversed gasses away from the aircraft.

  5. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Hans Pearson For This Useful Post:

    Altair (Nov 10, 2021), mwmkravchenko (Nov 13, 2021), Rangi (Nov 12, 2021)

  6. #4
    Supporting Member Inflight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 48 Times in 17 Posts

    Inflight's Tools
    Growing up very near the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III final assembly plant, I witnessed many "short field" landings using the C-17's reverse thrusters. It is truly amazing to see such a large aircraft land and stop in just a few hundred yards. Quite loud, too.
    The C-17 can actually engage the reverse thrusters while in flight, for what they call a Tactical Descent.

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Inflight For This Useful Post:

    mwmkravchenko (Nov 13, 2021)

  8. #5
    Supporting Member mwmkravchenko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Perth Ontario Canada
    Posts
    547
    Thanks
    2,714
    Thanked 193 Times in 134 Posts
    My first flight alone was right beside the widow at the engine, and they used the thrust reversal method of stopping. Air brakes is the best analogy. Did we ever come to a stop quickly. Kinda scared me until we stopped so suddenly and I figured out that the jet engine was not coming apart.



    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •