A lot of mods are available for Bonanzas, from STOL kits (Sierra, www.sijet.com) to engine swaps (D'Shannon Aviation's 10-550, www.beryldshan-non.com), to speed brakes
(Precise Flight, www.preciseflight.com) to TKS anti-ice systems from CAV Aerospace at www.weepingwings.com.
It is used to protect the speed brake
from high temperatures during launch.
I told him that I wanted to touch down and look for nosewheel steering (NWS) to come alive in the HUD as I assessed braking action, my line speeds, and the deployment of my speed brake
. This would indicate that HYD 2A continued to work and I'd continue the rollout.
Speed mods, one-piece windshields, new wingtips, an alternator to replace the old generator on early models, fuel bladders, larger fuel tanks, speed brakes
, new panels to replace the awful old ones, soundproofing and new engines are just some of the improvements available.
I want the airplane to arrive at the key positions at the appropriate altitude and use S-turning, slipping or advancing the propeller control momentarily to serve as a speed brake
, if needed, to meet those goals.
I extended the speed brake
right after touchdown and proceeded to coast down the 9,000-foot runway before getting on the binders.
He advanced the throttle and retracted the speed brake
(which was extended when executing the break turn).
I then performed a technique, often used by many Lemoore pilots, of touching down, testing the brakes and releasing them, extending the speed brake
, and, as you approach 100 knots, getting back on the brakes.
My throttles were at idle, my speed brake
was out, and my anti-skid switch was on.
The gear has low operational speeds, however, so it can't serve as a speed brake
for en route descents.
As I sucked the throttles to idle and popped the speed brake
, my situation got worse.