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Thrust Reverser/Brakes Connection

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I was flying the Eaglesoft Citation II and upon landing I activated the thrust reversers using the F2 key as always. The thrust reversers seemed to be intermittant in that they weren't fully deployed. I switched to an outside view and watched them. When I held down the F2 key they start to deploy then go back to normal. As I held down the key they never fully deploy but rather cycle back and forth. I thought I maybe had a bad key so I assigned another with the same result. Then with some experimenting I noticed that I had to depress the brakes before the reversers would deploy fully and work normally. I never noticed this before. Is this normal for deploying the thrust reversers in that you also have to get on the brakes at the same time? Is is not only on the Citation but on any airplane that has thrust reversers. As I said, this never seemed to happen before. Any ideas on this? Thanks.Jim

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You should press F1 before pressing and holding F2. F1 will insure that the throttle(s) are fully closed prior to TR deployment.If you still have a problem, check your throttle lever calibration... ;)


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I recalibrated my throttle and it works ok now. Still don't understand the brake connection though. Thanks for the tip.Jim

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