Friday, April 21, 2017

boeing 777 brake test (RTO)

BRAKE test. The aircraft is loaded to its MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight), then accelerated to a near take off speed (V1). The throttle is then moved to idle and the aircraft is brought to a stop utilizing ONLY the brakes. No reversers, flaps, et al. There are plugs in each tyre designed to melt so the tire does not explode, but deflate safely & quickly. The vehicle must stand for five minutes without intervention and without endangering the
the results were a success. -->The plane stopped before the end of the run-way and they still have tires to taxi with.