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Old 21st Nov 2018, 16:25
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Originally Posted by Concours77 View Post
Number two item above demonstrates this list does not apply to MCAS.
Auto Pilot is OFF already, MCAS is only active in manual.
You missed the "(if engaged)" part of the checklist item.
Even if it didn't say that checklists are not magically not applicable because you can't perform one of the items because it's already done.
Do you even logic?

As much as i agree that the system has bad design you are making it sound like a pilot couldn't possibly cope with this condition.
Also the electric trim will simply reach it's stop, not jam.

Originally Posted by Concours77
My inclination would be that the bunt happened when the elevator lost all (what remained of) its authority...
Yeah that does not explain why you wouldn't trim when the elevator does not have enough authority.
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