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Old 10-12-2019, 09:12 PM   #18
Brun
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Presumably it's because the Hornet's gear itself is very draggy. Additional air resistance is unnecessary.

As far as I'm aware you can still extend the airbrake with the gear down, but it requires holding the switch in the aft position.
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