The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66705   Message #1109697
Posted By: freightdawg
04-Feb-04 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lights in planes
Subject: RE: BS: Lights in planes
Oops, forgot to mention that it is during takeoff and landing that the electrical load is the greatest. Those landing lights that you can see for 10 miles (required day and night) require a lot of juice. Also, extending, and retracting all the flaps and landing gear also puts a load on the electrical system, although the actual heavy lifting is usually done by hydraulic pressure.

Just happens to be down my alley so-to-speak. I fly airplanes for a living, although considerably smaller ones than the ones most commonly used for passenger service.