Can you build on this a little??
Here you go,
A ram air turbine (commonly known by the acronym RAT) is a small turbine that is connected to a hydraulic pump, or electrical generator, installed in an aircraft and used as a power source. The RAT generates power from the airstream by ram pressure due to the speed of the aircraft.
Have you heard of Air Canada Flight 143?
You use this when both your engines run out of fuel.
Maybe for the 787 when it gets reworked?
We don’t have emergencies, so I don’t see where this would come in.
If you want, you can empty the engines in weight and balance and use this as a back up. Same thing happened on ACA143
FYI - ACA143 was a 767.
I know, I watched Air Disasters yesterday
Lol when I empty the fuel, i can still fly
Yeah but all you do is glide
Engines still work but they don’t produce as much thrust
For those who don’t see it, look dead center between the two double bogie main landing gears
Let’s bump this, this little guy should be added to the aircrafts that have it, it would be pretty cool!
Or when you have engine failure…
Would be a nice thing to have
When that’s added, yes :)
Why do you want this added?? It’s almost never shown, only in emergency situations - which the last time I checked we didn’t have…
Yeah, but who said we’ll never have them? ;)