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OZ-FLYBOY
11th Jun 2002, 14:01
Hi i was just wanting to know if there is a difference between "RETARD" and "IDLE".

thanks

niallcooney
11th Jun 2002, 15:32
Flyboy,

"Retard" is a display or aural command to bring the thrust to IDLE, can be acheived by the pilot or the autopilot. "Idle" is the actual minimum thrust setting of the engine (in a particular stage of flight, i.e on the B738 there's flight idle, approach idle and ground minimum idle. Hope this helps.

Nial

sabenapilot
11th Jun 2002, 21:05
'Retard' is also a very French-sounding word!

Oh yes, these planes come from Toulouse guys, and not from anywere else....;)

Denti
11th Jun 2002, 21:28
sabenapilot (hmm, sabena?? more likely datpilot) don't forget the god ol' boeing. Mine says everytime i have AT armed, but not engaged, "Retard" on the FMA from 27' to touchdown, and thats the old 733.

flipside
12th Jun 2002, 07:09
Must hate it when the aircraft starts talking to the other pilot

Speedbird252
12th Jun 2002, 12:47
There sure is, one sits in the left seat, one sits in the right seat.....

:p :cool: :eek:

Regards all.

Speedy