Are they really as bad as everyone says they are?
The 'Target" type or buckets are extremely effective as well. What's nice about them is that when they are deployed, even at idle thrust, they are working aerodynamically. They deploy into the airstream, so even when you just "crack" them, they are grabbing a chunk of air and slowing the aircraft or at least keeping it from accelerating. The system is very simple as well. Most have an "emergency stow" button incase of inflight deployment. This Gulfstream is the 1st plane I have flown that does not have that feature. If the T/R deploys, it'll either rip off or the other engine has enough raw power to handle it's BID-ness.And why then are the buckets so much better?