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Old 9th Aug 2010, 21:18
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mm43
 
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Bearfoil wrote:-

RTLU fail/prior limit is reported as 7.9degrees, full sweep, by inspection.
If you are referring to the AF447 rudder, the recovered RTLU provided a limit function based on a +/- deflection of 7.9 either side of the centered position, i.e. a total "sweep" of 15.8.



The best description on the design criteria and in service use I have seen can be found at:-

http://pilotlab.net/aircraft-manufacture/airbus/rudder-loads.pdf

mm43

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