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Old 11th Mar 2019, 12:11
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silverstrata
 
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Originally Posted by arketip View Post
Yes, but from what I understand, the MCAS does not behave/look like a runaway trim
Indeed it does not - MCAS is not continuous, nor does it stop with opposite trim.
... (Note: intermittent trim is normal on every flight - caused by speed trim.)

And a runaway trim does not have a stick shaker blaring.

And the stab-trim cutout switches are upside down.
We are all told about the nefarious holes in the cheese. Well here is a hole in the cheese - emergency switches fitted upside-down - and yet know-alls come onto this forum and defend one of the holes in the cheese - perhaps the very hole that might have saved the day, had it been plugged...!

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