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Old 12-15-2007, 07:58 AM
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Can a turbine powered plane be flown with out brakes if there is skis on the plane?



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Old 12-15-2007, 09:33 AM
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Can a turbine powered plane be flown with out brakes if there is skis on the plane?

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The AMA rules don't actually require brakes on turbine powered models - instead they require some way of bringing the aircraft to a controlled stop (you can look up the exact wording if you like).

The wording was apparently specifically chosen to allow for methods other than brakes to be used - such as reverse thrust. So, if you can come up with a suitable alternative way to satisfy the safety code, you're fine.
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Drop Anchor?
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