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Old 13th Mar 2019, 07:27
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34 View Post

One big read button on the yoke that disables ALL automatic functions, including MCAS!

I donít fly the 737, but the regional airliner I have flown for the last 20 years gives total control to the pilot once this button is pushed. Not even the yaw damper is retained. I mean Jesus H Christ! What the hell has happened to simple common sense in design?
I agree, but from the comments on this forum, the aircraft is not capable of flying to normal parameters without MCAS. I.e. the trim adjustment required as AOA increases due to the engine cowling lift. Does that mean it should never have been certified in the first place? Itís not exactly inherently unstable like a fighter, but Boeing have used automation to counteract problems with the design.
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