While bored, I decided to do something abort takeoff tests. I know if there’s an engine failure, you shouldn’t use reverse thrust but I decided to see what happened.
I hopped into a 777-300ER, and around 110 knots I quit engine 2, put on the reverse thrust, and nothing happened. I did the same thing without an engine failure, and it slowed at about the same rate. I did a third test with shutting the engine off in the middle of reversing.
I was very surprised to find that the aircraft did not yaw to the left. As this (stunningly beautiful) drawing suggests, wouldnt the aircraft yaw left with this kind of force acting upon it?
Am I missing something or is this a glitch?
(I’m not sure I found i should put this in #support because it’s not really that big of a problem…)