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Old 21st Nov 2018, 12:55
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wiedehopf
 
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Originally Posted by FullWings View Post
But the big question is: how do you distinguish between normal and abnormal trim operation, given that STS/MCAS can move the stab during normal operation? What is the trigger for the Runaway Stabiliser memory items: continuous uncommanded trim movement. Was that the case here? Maybe not...
So you won't notice that you can't maintain level flight?
If you can't pull up because the yoke is too heavy you have to use the trim switches.
Or maybe you would not use the trim switches because you are not running a checklist? Seriously?

If the trim switches don't work it's obvious you need to do the Runaway Stabiliser checklist and use manual trim.

You don't even need a checklist for that it's more like switching the autopilot off and flying by hand.
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