acjbbj wrote:Do they change the pitch to push forward?
opticalilyushin wrote:I work with a Q400 operator in Europe, and the use of reverse is forbidden by the company. The pilots find that the aircraft has good enough braking performance without the use of it. I did once see (or hear) a training captain use it, it was bloody loud!!!
T1a wrote:I also work for a European Q400 operator. We use reverse when it's useful. Short runway (like less then 2000m) or to get an early exit/avoid back-track to shorten taxi time. We also use reverse for power-backs on ocasion.
But generally speaking, even the disc position is to much braking 9 out of 10 times, if used right after touch-down. The Q400 has no autobreak system, so the wheel-brakes may be used at pilots discretion. Often we don't use them at all. Discing the propellers a couple 100 meters before a high speed turn-off is usually sufficent.
acjbbj wrote:I've been on Olympic Air's DHC-8 Q400 once, and when we landed during our flight from Athens to Naples, I noticed that the engines were powered up briefly. I am curious to know how the props reverse thrust during landing. Do they change the pitch to push forward? Or what happens with the props? Or does the Q400 not reverse thrust?
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