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OK I give up. Why do CRJ spoilers click instead of a smooth motion

Abernathy

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I've been wondering on and off why the CRJ engineers put the seemingly inexplicable "click" system in the spoiler system, making for unnecessarily choppy spoiler deploy and stow cycles? I've often thought (while staring out the window during the Captain's introductory briefing), about what the possible reason could be, and I have yet to come up with an answer.

So, I figured those of you who have more stripes than I do might know.
 

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And I'll get it out of the way before it comes up: It's not because Mesa Sucks.
 

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It's because it's designed by French Canadians! Forget Mesa, the French suck!

You can deploy them smoothly though if you don't just yank the handle and use it as an on/off switch!!! Brace your hand on the pedestal and you can operate them so you won't even feel the notches.

Not "you" personally but just in general....don't take offense
 
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Why do captains like to yank on the spoilers like the e brake in their rice rockets. Pretty annoying. You can still be pretty smooth even though it clicks.
 

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It's because it's designed by French Canadians! Forget Mesa, the French suck!

You can deploy them smoothly though if you don't just yank the handle and use it as an on/off switch!!! Brace your hand on the pedestal and you can operate them so you won't even feel the notches.

Not "you" personally but just in general....don't take offense

I didn't kinow Bill Lear was a Canadian.
 

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After riding on the 900's, it seems they eliminated the click.

On the 200's, all I did was just anchor my hand to the pedestal and ease the handle into the detents. It's enough to make you wanna choke a b!tch when riding in the back and you get someone that clicks them... thunk thunk thunk.... thunk...
 

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all I did was just anchor my hand to the pedestal and ease the handle into the detents. It's enough to make you wanna choke a b!tch

Sounds kinky... Maybe you should share this technique with the Gen. He could try it out on Ned the next time he gets back to LBB (prolly next week-that horndog has a rep.)
 

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I believe there are multiple reasons for why the spoilers click. One reason is so they stay in position. Another reason is a from a human factors aspect. For the same reason that most of the knobs on the FCP have different feels to them. Believe it or not there is a subconscious knowing of 1 click vs. 6 clicks.
 

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Better than our spoilers in the ERJ..... I love the plane but those spoilers suck
 

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going from the 70/90 back to the 200. The 200 has to be the worse plane out there. Never seen so many limitation and waivers for an airplane. They can't phase this thing out quick enough
 

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They click into place to allow the passengers to realize the jackass flying doesn't know how to plan his descent properly.
 

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After riding on the 900's, it seems they eliminated the click.

On the 200's, all I did was just anchor my hand to the pedestal and ease the handle into the detents. It's enough to make you wanna choke a b!tch when riding in the back and you get someone that clicks them... thunk thunk thunk.... thunk...

Sounds like the technique I use when I'm with crj567's mom!
You should hear the noises that woman makes!
 

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And what's the deal with airline food these days......
 

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They click into place to allow the passengers to realize the jackass flying doesn't know how to plan his descent properly.

If it weren't meant to be used, the handle wouldn't be so big, and the thing would be so corroded it wouldn't move............ It's not a measure of poor planning, but a measure of efficiency. It takes cohones to plan ones descent to include the spoilers with no other way to fix the "poor planning" : ) The number one pieve I have is the ripping of the spoilers from full stow to full-pull and back in again. Gotta love peeling your face off the glareshield only to have it smashed back through your forehead with the stow cycle.

Also, as a passenger, I'd preffer the smooth application of the spoilers in the descent for a short approach as opposed to flaps 20, which seem to change nothing but the "angle of the dangle".
 
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