Rat Operation

  • Command for deployment (Auto or Manual)
  • Up-lock releases
  • RAT compartment door push open
  • A spring-loaded actuator deploys the RAT
  • Turbine locked in position until blades clear the aircraft
  • Once clear, turbine lock released and start to windmill
  • Governor maintains the constant speed
  • RAT powers hydraulic pump and/or electrical generator
  • RAT remains deployed for rest of the flight