Reverse thrust levers

I believe there’s a lever for reverse thrust I was just wondering if IRL there’s a plane that has its main thrust levers also used as reverse thrust levers like in IF.If wrong please correct me…;)



You pull on a secondary lever that actuates the reversers, which is attached to the main throttle on most commercial airliners.

@Ryan_Vince I didn’t quite get that clear…did you mean you pull the levers to activate the thrusters then push the main engine levers foward!?

They’re part of the throttle handles, you bring the throttle to idle, pull the lever to the first detent and the reversers unlock, pull it more and it will go beyond idle reverse thrust.


Thank you for the explanation so inshort they don’t work as in IF


To activate rev. thrust on most aircraft, you pull the two levers in front of the two main levers backwards, and hold them there. No thrust input from the main levers needed.

Yeah the throttle handle goes to normal 1% to 100% depending on how much you activate the reverse thrusters.

You’ve even made it more clear but how exactly do they know the input %age.are they marked or something because you pull them up right!?

So how do you know the much you’ve activated!?

It shows on your slider at how much percentage power you are giving it.

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On thrust reversers, there’s a halfway marking, or 50% rev thrust, and then a MAX setting for maximum reverse.

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You normally do not see actual markings on the reversers. Instead on the ECIAS you’ll see multiple things that indicate the status of the reverse thrust.

These are from a 737 ECIAS.

1: You pull the reverser handle and the mechanism is actuating, you’ll see a yellow REV (either deploying or stowing) above your N1 status.
2: At idle detent, the REV will turn green when the reversers are fully deployed.

3: As you pull the handles further the engines will spool up like normal on the ECIAS to show you the amount of reverse thrust that is being applied.

Hope that helps folks understand.


Haha it does better than understanding… ;)

Yes in infinite flight we currently don’t have the animation of pulling the reverse thrust levers back on the throttle

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Here’s a bit of a wrench in the works…

In IF using a tablet, phone, etc, the reverse thrust is activated by pulling the throttle slider down past zero when on the ground and when traveling at speed (not sure how fast but well above taxi speed). When it slows enough it will automatically disengage.

If using external controls, the reverse thrust function can be assigned to a button. After landing, you have to select reverse thrust, then push the throttle forward. Otherwise, you would just be idling with the reverse deflectors deployed and you would have little to no additional stopping power. Here’s the kick: it doesn’t automatically disengage when going slow, not even when stopped. I’ve stopped and actually reversed back down the runway using just reverse thrust. Kinda weird!

Just throwing that out there…

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What do you mean by !?[quote=“hetek, post:17, topic:27712”]
Here’s the kick: it doesn’t automatically disengage when going slow, not even when stopped

I have the reverse thrust function assigned to a switch on my Saitek throttle quadrant. When I land, I hit the reverse thrust switch and advance the throttle to slow the plane. If I don’t hit the reverse thrust switch again to disengage it, it will stay engaged even after the plane comes to a complete stop. If I leave it engaged still, it will actually make the plane go backwards. I’ve had it up to 50 kts in reverse once until I decided it was just too silly. Yes, I had a 737-700 backing up a runway at KLGA going 50 knots! Probably just a bug with the external controls feature.

The tablet, iPhone, iPad… version without external controls (yoke, joystick or throttle quadrant) automatically disengages at around 30 or 40 knots. Somewhere around there.

50 knots and you call that silly lol i did 450knots!!!just to have a back take off as instructed by a member in this community