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The Hazards of Differential Reverse for Directional Control

Old 10th Dec 2021, 11:30
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The Hazards of Differential Reverse for Directional Control

I can't say that I have ever seen differential reverse used but have seen it briefed as an option. I guess the lesson learned is that you better make sure you use the proper lever. Apparently, it is approved for the aircraft type......

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Prop pitch controls aren't always rigged perfectly. In fact I find it's better to get into reverse gently rather than slamming them all the way to full reverse. Particularly if you fly a fleet of airplanes. With that said, I find fine steering with differential beta or reverse on runways or taxiways mighty convenient in a twin turboprop like a King Air. Not really necessary per se, but convenient. But if you're pulling a whole bunch more reverse on one side than the other, I could see it leading to control problems!
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