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Old 21st Apr 2019, 14:42
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Originally Posted by derjodel View Post

Anyways, the MAXes which crashed were not flyable, period. The trim could not have been changed - too much resistance to do it manually and another mcas event if you try electric trim.

Not true,MCAS is disabled for 5 seconds after pilot trim so they could have used electric trim and -then- disabled. Alternating up/down blips at 3 second intervals would have kep MCAS disabled as long as needed.
Of course this is after the fact but should have been highlighted (not hinted at in a note) in the emergency AD following Lion Air.

The alternate method of briefly relaxing column inputs and cranking 'might' have been possible although nerve wracking at best given the altitude.

Last edited by MurphyWasRight; 21st Apr 2019 at 15:20. Reason: typo 'no > not'
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