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I've ben flying the 737's vor a while, and now that I've added teh 738/9 to the hangar, I'm curious about braking distance.Th reference runway is KBOS27. Most aircraft if not all (IRL), turn off on Taxiway E. With autobrakes 2, full avaialble reverse and spoilers, I turn off at W, violating LAHSO (Land And Hold Short...)Seening a loaded BA 744 (For EGLL) use this runway and takoff in less than 6000 feet is amazing. Especailly considering that the A33/340's are using 4R (10k feet) at the same time. Departures were on 9 & the 4's that day.Landing on 4R it appears common to land and turn off on Y. Minimal brakes and reverse there.Any ideas other than cranking the autobrakes to max auto?Tim

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I have a similar problem, it seems that autobrakes 3 and MAX seem to work great, but 1 and 2 dont' seem to do anything (might be the way it works.. I can only dream I fly the thing =P)Maybe this is related to this problem, does anyone else have what feels like excessive usage of runway before you hit Vr? I fly out SNA all the time, and they fly to ORD non-stop all the time, but with that much fuel, I'm barely making it by the end of the runway (this is with standing on the brakes until full thrust). I see the real guys using 3/4 MAX of this runway ot lift off.. and the 900 is even worse.I may just be off my rocker.. please tell me if I am.. but these are my observations.

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Mhh... have you checked your weight is UNDER the Maximum Landing weight?This could cause such problems...I can't ever get to know how much load Ryanair takes off with here, but i doubt with MTOW as i do.If i lower the payload, i am able to takeoff in a fair amount of the runway...Cranking up the payload leads to very long runway needs... both for breaking and for takeing off.Anyway i am able to takeoff with a 900 fully loaded, from a 2207m runway (should be around 6600feet) with still a couple meters to spare ;)

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