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Old 11th Mar 2019, 13:08
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Originally Posted by Chris Scott View Post
Hi Centaurus,
From what I remember of the B707-320 over 40 years ago, the possible scenario of the HS refusing to move when under high aerodynamic load could apply to electric trimming (using the piccolo switches) as well as manual trimming (cranking the large trim wheels on each side of the centre pedestal). Is the B737 similar, and what about the dash-800 MAXI?

Trouble is that, when the a/c is already pointing downwards at a very low height, releasing the yoke to unload the elevators is not an option...
That is true. The pilot would have to know exactly what he is doing and act real fast and hope he could pull out in time.
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