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Old 15th Nov 2018, 21:27
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Originally Posted by 747-8driver View Post
If the nose of the airplane starts to move towards the ground wouldn't you automatically pull the control column AND move the stabilizer trim switches to the nose up position which would stop this MCAS trimming nose down?
I wondered that as well, but the answer is YES (trimming) and NO(pulling).
From the Leehamnews article:
It can be stopped by the Pilot counter-trimming on the Yoke or by him hitting the CUTOUT switches on the center pedestal. It’s not stopped by the Pilot pulling the Yoke, which for normal trim from the autopilot or runaway manual trim triggers trim hold sensors.
Reasons are explained, interesting reading!
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