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Old 12th Feb 2012, 19:54
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Originally Posted by Neptunus Rex
I would add that it is equally hard to imagine the pilot of an Airbus holding full back stick.
Not that hard. It is actually what Airbus wants to force in your DNA for a number of situations. no thinking, just full back stick to get the best of the protections ...
That gives very good performance ... as long as data are reliable.

As the aircraft would have been in trim prior to his sidestick input, the force required to hold the sidestick fully aft would, initially, have been large. That effort would diminish as the autotrim took effect, but it would take a significant time.
Let me disagree here again :
the force required to hold a sidestick fully aft does not change a iota whatever the situation, whatever the trim setting.
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