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  • A400M: VMCG Testing (Video)
    Posted by Robert Wall 10:41 AM on May 20, 2011

    In April, Airbus Military conducted VMCG testing on the A400M to show the airlifter could stay centerline (within a prescribed variance) even if the most critical engine is lost on takeoff.

    Here's an Airbus Military video of some of the testing, with the right outer TP400D shown shutting down:


    Airbus devised a clever mechanism to meet the requirement. When the one engine is lost, the opposite engine powers back 25% to stabilize the aircraft until it accelerates again.

    Tags: ar99, AirbusMilitary, A400M

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