How much N1% should thrust reversers show?

I´ve been using maximum reverse when landing, but I don´t know if that´s correct.

Don’t use maximum. I usually use 80% but it can depend if there’s no exit slipways for a while.


I usually use 60% thrust no need for the noise.

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I just take it to 30% ish, that’s how its done IRL


Isn’t that too little? Or IF reversers aren’t as poweful as IRL.

I use idle reverse unless the runway is really short.

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In real world revers thrust cannot be adjusted, it’s just one setting.


The thrust levers are set to idle for touchdown, then reversers activated. Usually this combined with brakes are enough to stop the aircraft. If more reverse thrust is needed, the thrust levers are pushed forward to increase thrust while keeping the reversers open.

I try to keep it low but it’s hard to control in IF since the reverse part of the slider is so short.

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There are different settings for amount of reverse thrust in real life (at least on 737s). The information below is from my notes.

There is a temptation after touchdown to pull them up to maximum, but actually that is rarely needed unless you have a short runway or need to make a specific exit which is not that far down. As noted by @AR_AR idle is usually sufficient when combined with autobrakes.


What means stowed? @ATK

Stowed position is as shown in the diagram - i.e. in a position in which they are not being used.

There is more than one setting. You can go idle or partial thrust, as illustrated by @ATK.

I never knew that idle would be enough, I thought idle meant little to no thrust being produced, but this still makes an effect on slowing down the plane does it?

Yes, but you can’t control the amount of thrust like in IF.

It would usually depend because you would do assumed temperature takeoff offs and derated takeoff. So it would depend on weight but usually it should be around 88 percent or 89 percent. The only reason to do full throttle would if you have alot fuel and your weights and etc

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