Here’s an interesting video that reports on a rejected takeoff performed by a 747-8 during testing.
Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.
Suggested ICAO level for video: 4+
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- What is the designed takeoff weight of the 747-8?
- What is the abbreviation used for rejected takeoff?
- Why are old brakes used?
- How did the plane perform?
- What estimated temperatures are generated in the brakes during the rejected takeoff?
- Why can’t the firefighters do anything for five minutes?
- Why do the tyres automatically lose their pressure after the plane stops?
- Which parts of the plane were damaged beyond repair?
It’s one of the most dramatic tests for a new airplane as the pilot slams on the brakes while going 200 miles per hour (320 km/hr). Watch as the 747-8 Freighter, loaded to maximum takeoff weight and equipped with 100% worn out brakes, perform a rejected takeoff without thrust reversers.