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Nandan Patel

ATR 72-500 etc

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Hey fellas, just wondering, does the ATR 72-500 have spoliers?I have Flight1 ATR and ISDT they both don't seem to have one, but the freeware from Francisco S

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Hello,The ATR has "flight spoilers" which assist the ailerons in the bank. When you land you use propeller reverse and brakes to slow down. The ATR does NOT have ground spoilers.Roll: Two ailerons with automatic tab, mechanically actuated and controlledTwo steering spoilers inboard of the ailerons, hydraulically actuated and controlledSpoilers deploy after aileron deflection of 2.5 degreesBlue Spoiler lights come on whenever they are up/deployedRegards.bye.gif

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First answer that then this : How does it loose speed fast then? the ATR that is..... no spoilers (assuming it ain't got any)Thanks, just minor
In the air you can loose speed fast by shoving the prop levers forward to 100% (pitch that is, not throttle!). This flattens the blades against the airflow and gives a significant braking effect, and works well in the Flight1 ATR.Cheers,Mark

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In the air you can loose speed fast by shoving the prop levers forward to 100% (pitch that is, not throttle!). This flattens the blades against the airflow and gives a significant braking effect, and works well in the Flight1 ATR.Cheers,Mark
Is this an actual procedure, used in real life on the ATR?Regards,Frank

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Is this an actual procedure, used in real life on the ATR?Regards,Frank
P. 256 of the Flight1 ATR manual mentions it as a possibility for increasing deceleration at the expense of increased noise on approach, so I think it is a recognised procedure, even if not optimum.Cheers,Mark

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Yes, all turboprop aircraft are operated in this manner in real life. It's actually an issue for lots of guys who upgrade from turboprops to jets, because they are used to being able to slow down so easily in the turboprop, and then the jet they start flying doesn't have that ability and they aren't used to it. It is called "discing."

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I use Mike Stone's ATR 72-500 with a panel by Hanno Frings which reverses the props when the throttle handles are pulled right back into the reverse position. I don't know if this is Real Life but it does work for me :(

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