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Old 31st Aug 2015, 01:47
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Pontius
 
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Elevator PFC manual reversion?
I haven't waded through every post in this thread, so don't know if it has been mentioned before, but I believe Vulcanpilot's suggestion may have merit. I've flown the Hunter enough (including the accident aircraft ) to appreciate that manual reversion is not an impossible feat but if, for some reason, Andy found himself in 'manual' as he pulled out of the looping manoeuvre then obviously he'd be faced with an increasing stick load that he might just not have been able to cope with (pull hard enough) given the lack of sky beneath him. IF this occurred during the back side of the 'loop' then he'd have no choice in his actions, as rolling off the top etc clearly would not be an option.
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