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Old 4th Apr 2019, 09:09
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FullWings
 
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Location: Tring, UK
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Why would a pilot reengage a failed system? If they wanted to control the stab trim after turning of the electric stab trim switches, why did they not use the manual trim wheel?
Maybe because the control loadings at the speed they were doing made it difficult/impossible to manually trim, so they tried the electric trim again? If you’ve got both (or even four) hands on the control column trying to stop the aircraft pitching down, there’s not many hands left for the manual trim...
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